Intense emotions push some towards drugs or alcohol. Substances can mask or numb these feelings. Some create euphoria, reducing emotional distress. Others alter perception, erasing bothersome thoughts. Alcohol and sleeping pills mute emotions, offering escape through sleep.
Trauma has a way of severely damaging the mind of a person. This damage could manifest in several ways. Examples as fear of continued abuse, immense aversion to specific things such as bodies of water or fire, or even loud noises that could remind the person of gunfire or explosions. This trauma becomes immensely troublesome as they cause the person to develop PTSD and addiction. Which often floods their mind with intense memories of the trauma that affected them.
While these memories could be quite fearful, it is the emotion that they trigger that causes the trouble. As these emotions could cause the person to be subdued with great fear, become hostile towards others that they associate with the memory. Causing the person to become highly self-destructive.
There are quite a few mental health conditions that often push the idea that the best way to not feel the strong emotions plaguing a person is through death. The notion of finally finding peace at last from emotions of fear, extreme guilt, insecurity, or other feelings. This could become so inviting at times that death simply becomes so an attractive idea.
The finality of the grave becomes quite inviting to some people who spend the better part of their day being plagued by emotions they could not control or shut out even for a brief time. There are many cases when even substances don’t serve to stave off the strong emotions anymore. As the effects of substances wear off after a while, which brings all the emotions crashing right back into the person. This is why the permanent peace of death becomes an even better alternative for some.
Individuals who suffer from depression seek depression treatment in Massachusetts to alleviate the overpowering emotion of sadness. Many people who suffer from depression are so overwhelmed with a crushing sense of melancholy that they would welcome anything. Anything that would remove the overpowering emotion of sadness that they feel.
While there are medications that serve to numb these emotions for a time, many who suffer from depression. They admit to feeling a lingering dread of the intense sadness consuming them completely one day when the medications stops working. The difficulty with depression is that no amount of logic or rationalization could diminish the severe sadness felt by someone having a bout of depression.
Binge eating and bulimia are believed to be caused by specific emotions, namely fear, and disgust. Which is why dialectical behavior therapy could be ideal for people who suffer from eating disorders. In more complex cases, the eating disorder could be linked to other conditions. Such as body dysmorphic disorder, in which the person is overcome with disgust or revulsion when they see certain “imperfections” in how they look.
In other cases, people tend to have eating disorders because they suffer from bullying. Whereas others might call them names alluding to weight issues. In most cases, people who suffer from eating disorders feel a great sense of sadness, fear, and insecurity. This affects how their behavior toward eating and food.
The broad spectrum of conditions that fall under anxiety mostly also have unmanaged emotion as a primary trigger for adverse reactions. This is particularly true for those who have specific phobias, panic attacks, avoidant personality disorder, and social anxiety. As these conditions are dominated by the emotion of fear.
With anxiety and addiction, the simple knowledge of what is causing the adverse emotion is often not enough to mitigate the negative effects. This is where dialectical behavior therapy plays a significant role. It does not only help in identifying these emotions but also in figuring out the best coping strategies to help in managing them.