An Unhealthy Brain and the Emotional Yo-Yo

Relationships are challenging even when those involved have healthy brains.  But what if one, or others involved, do not have a healthy brain?  What if you, or they, do not know about brain health?

What relationships are we talking about?

  • Family
  • Friendships
  • Work
  • School

What can affect brain health?

  • How you think
  • How you feel
  • How you behave

Your brain health directly impacts your whole perspective.  Your thoughts determine your behaviors.  When you don’t have a healthy brain, the processes necessary in leading to productive, responsible, healthy responses and reactions are impaired.

Relationship challenges arise in the brain and can present in some of these ways:

  • Chronic arguing or fighting
  • One partner always says “no”yoyoemotions
  • Impulsive behavior
  • Poor judgment
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Oppositional behavior
  • Changes in behavior
  • Abuse*

This can create an unstable atmosphere where it is difficult to find balance in your emotional well-being.  If there is someone in your life that continually creates instability for you, pay attention to the effect their behavior has on your behavior.  Do you find yourself feeling happy one minute or day and then sad the next?  Do your emotions hinge upon the behaviors or attitudes of someone else?

What if you recognize these signs in yourself?  An unhealthy brain can impact your relationships and how you perceive them.  What areas consistently present a challenge?

  • Relationship with your spouse or significant other
  • Relationship with a child or teen, or maybe even an adult child
  • Co-workers
  • Friendships
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Trust
  • Intimacy
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Motivation
  • Ineffective counseling or coaching sessions from past attempts

BHCCC Logo Badge LargeWe can assess these behaviors and emotions and find out if they are related to an unhealthy brain and to what degree.  Make an appointment today for your brain health assessment in our office.  Discounts toward SPECT imaging at the Atlanta Amen Clinics may be available to you following your initial consultation with us. For appointments, call 678) 920-2608.

*If you are afraid that someone may be hurt, or if you are afraid of someone, please call 911. While we believe that everyone can benefit from our educational resources, please note that we cannot provide immediate help or protection from abuse.


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