Did They Break Your Heart? Having Good Mental Health Fixes It.

BY: Laura Pinzón | Neighbors’ Consejo|

When people generally break up love relationships, they suffer various emotions that affect their mental health, in fact often leading to physical problems. How can we better carry out the process of overcoming a love breakup?

There are very logical explanations, as mentioned in the study done by the Journal of Neurophysiology [1] , which mentions that romantic relationships are an innate survival behavior that is instinctive in human beings. In addition, it identifies that the feelings that occur in the person at the time of falling in love are like a drug addiction.

As a result of all these physical changes and emotions, people who have a broken heart begin to experience symptoms such as feeling sad, empty, or hopeless for most of the day nearly every day; loss of interest in activities; weight loss and loss of appetite, or increase of appetite and weight gain; sleeping either too little or too much; an increase in movements like pacing or hand wringing; or having significantly slower speech and movement; feeling with no energy for most of the day; feeling worthless; difficulty concentrating or making decisions, and thoughts about death (suicidal ideation [2] ). 

Therefore, according to PsychCentral [3] , you have to remember, “Social relationships are important. It’s why face-to-face interactions in group settings or with a friend, help to alleviate depression and prevent relapse”. Other tips[4]  you can follow to keep your mental health stable while getting over a breakup include: keep your safety in mind, cry as much as you need to, don’t forget self-care, reach out to a friend, go on a trip, rearrange your room, quit the social media stalking, consider checking-in with a therapist, and above all remember that loving yourself is the most important thing.

References

 [1]https://journals.physiology.org/doi/full/10.1152/jn.00784.2009

 [2]https://genesight.com/blog/patient/depression-and-breakups-a-difficult-relationship/

 [3]https://psychcentral.com/news/2014/03/20/social-connections-can-help-to-reduce-depression/67371.html

 [4]https://www.talkspace.com/blog/how-to-get-over-a-breakup/

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