Chapter 7
When Emotions Overwhelm
In This Chapter
• Controlling and over-controlling your emotions
• Facing and tolerating overwhelming feelings
• Ego weakness and a loss of emotional control
• Psychiatric disorders that can complicate coping and emotional healing
We have taken a look at a number of aspects of moods and emotions and have considered how many human feelings can be necessary and positive. It is very important to now consider those emotional reactions that simply hurt too much and can be overwhelming. In this chapter, we’ll also see that sometimes what “feels” overwhelming initially, can, in fact be faced. Finally, we will consider those emotional responses and psychological disorders that are caused by changes in brain chemistry. ...

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