The important link between mental health and the body

There is more awareness of mental health than ever before

Stars Insider

08/07/24 | StarsInsider

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When we think of mental health, it is often in an isolated capacity. As if mental health is only to do with the mind. On the contrary–the mind and the body are inextricably linked.

The brain is the switchboard for the body, therefore when things are not going well in your mind, it sends signals to your body so that you realize that something is wrong. For example, have you ever felt a headache when you are under extreme stress? Or had stomach problems when you feel anxious?

The relationship also works the other way around. Physical pain may destabilize your mental state. Treatment for both physical and mental pain should take into account this link in order to be more effective. By understanding your body-mind connection, you could be on the way to a healthier you.

From back pain to eyesight issues, click through this gallery to learn about the connection between the emotional brain and the body.

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