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Emotions and Health
Emotions and Health
Key Learning Objectives

At the end of this chapter you will be able to explain:

  • Depression and anxiety and how to screen for common mental disorders
  • Common mental disorders
  • Stress
  • Anger
  • Grief
  • Troublesome emotion
  • Detecting common mental disorders
  • Behaviours associated with effective communication
  • Management options for common mental disorders
  • Managing heightened emotion

In this chapter, how emotions can be troublesome will be described and the ways in which they can impact on physical and mental health explained. Common mental disorders will be defined and we will explore their detection and management. Stress, anger and grief – in patients, relatives, colleagues and in themselves – are arguably the most common emotions that health professionals will have to face, so we will appraise the research concerning their impact on health. Healthcare professionals need ...

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