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At what point do our normal emotions — such as happiness, sadness, anger, or grief — become inappropriate, too intense, or last too long? In a special section of the SAGE journal Emotion Review, leading researchers argue that physicians need to take a different approach to diagnosis. They say that clinicians should have a better understanding of the different mechanisms underlying emotions as well as the factors that might lead to their potential malfunctioning.
“Over the millennia scientists from many different disciplines have struggled with the issue of defining what is normal and what is abnormal or pathological with respect to human bodily or mental states and human behavior, ” write Klaus Scherer and Marc Mehu of the Swiss Center of Affective Sciences.
“Psychiatrists and clinical psychologists are often called upon to reliably distinguish between normal and abnormal emotions. Increasingly this is done with the help of diagnostic category systems developed by professional associations and health organizations like the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM).”
“In consequence, the definition of abnormal emotionality proposed by these classification systems has an extraordinary impact on the diagnosis and treatment of what is perceived as emotional disorders or disturbances.”
In light of the 5th revision of the influential Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM- 5), in which a patient can now be diagnosed as undergoing a “major depressive episode” if showing depressive symptoms for more than two weeks after bereavement, leading researchers to argue that we need to take a different approach to diagnosis and that how we define “normal” emotion should be used to inform clinical practice.
The DSM- 5 specifies that the clinician should exercise their own judgment when diagnosing depression after bereavement but the continuum between what emotional state is normal and what is abnormal makes the process difficult, especially in the absence of agreed upon criteria.
In an effort to resolve this and ensure that doctors are diagnosing people with depression correctly, increased interaction between fundamental emotion research and the training of practitioners in the area of emotion disorder is needed, say the researchers.
“It seems reasonable to assume that better understanding of the specific psychobiological mechanisms underlying emotional disorders can potentially lead to new treatments. The contributions in this special section demonstrate the important role that interdisciplinary emotion research could play in the understanding and treatment of emotional disorders and prepare the ground for future collaboration, ” write the researchers.How to go gluten free? My bloody valentine when you sleep lyrics meaning? Why did harvard endowment invest in tips? How to improve your credit score? How to lock apps on android? How long does lasagna take to cook? how to add flair helper bot What are titties? What does black flag mean? How to get tricks for your pet in sumdog? How to stop siri from reading messages on airpods? What a fool believes meaning? What are smiley face tricks? What does a sliding scale mean? What does the hourglass on snapchat mean? How-to-take-a-screenshot? what reward did his helper ask for? how did he respond at first? how did he eventually repond? What is wifi meaning? How to defrost a turkey? What does iirc mean? What does des moines mean? What are havanese dogs? How to replace key fob battery? What are hat tips? What is a coma? hamburgwr helper cheesy italian shells how to spice up What does guarantor mean? How to get a ein number? What does scat mean? How to see deleted tweets? What year does my hero academia take place? How to call a blocked number? How to make money in tips? What does pierre like in stardew valley? Ark building tips & tricks no mods :: how to build an octagon? How to watch full house? What is the meaning of stool? What is wap mean? What does censuring a senator mean? How to train a kitten to do tricks youtube? How to prevent ingrown hairs? What does drinking the kool aid mean? How to cure dry eyes permanently? Best tips on how to sell on ebay? What is the meaning of type p in indian passport? How to get rid of fat? What does noi mean? hbs how to register a helper What does muck mean? How to copy and paste on keyboard? What are the five stress management techniques? How to get social security number? What is ux design? How to buy doge coin? What fear street character are you? how do i apply as a driver helper for ups What does gay mean? How much can you contribute to a roth ira? What does 11 11 mean? How to multiply radicals? How to get rid of stiff neck? What is ashwagandha? How to survive tips and tricks? what is iskysoft helper compact 2.5.2 The word karaoke is derived from japanese words meaning what? How to write a religious exemption letter for vaccines? Pro tips how to make wine taste better? What does vaginal discharge mean? Why does my heart feel so bad lyrics meaning? How to calculate wages, tips, other comp form w2? Wonder what she thinks of me meaning? What is a dissertation? How do you cook rib tips? Tricks tips how to make wrap dress higher cut to revealing pins? What does nb mean in text? How to remove wallpaper border? What is the meaning of norms and values? What is an oxford comma? How to dip white tips in gel? How to cook tuna steak in pan? Why does my calathea have brown tips? Where did time go meaning? What does limited stock mean at target? What time does the sun set today? What does yu yu hakusho mean? What is bursitis? What is the meaning of life and everything? Tips to find people who need jobs? Movie tricks how to age clothing? How to cook ribeye steak? Prefer tabs when opening documents meaning? What does hijack mean? What grade are 7 year olds in? What does gravity mean? Tips on what to expect in y combinator? How to find prostitutes? What does ratioed mean on twitter? 2001 chevy s10 2wd how to install helper springs How to save using keyboard tricks? How to make brown gravy from scratch? What does processing mean? How to send a package tips?