Psychiatrist Says Writing Down Negative Thoughts Helps To Get Them Out Of Your Head
Staying at home during the self-isolation period of the COVID-19 pandemic is the best way to protect public health by limiting the spread of the coronavirus. Dr. Phil says that along with protecting your physical health, it’s just as important to take care of your mental health.
Dr. Daniel Amen, a psychiatrist, author and Founder and CEO of Amen Clinics, joins Dr. Phil via video conference on Tuesday. He says getting enough sleep and using positive self-talk are just two of the steps we can take to stay physically healthy as well as guard against depression, anxiety, and stay productive while remaining sequestered at home.
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“Whenever you feel sad, or mad, or nervous, or out of control, write down what you’re thinking,” he says. “Because the act of writing it down helps to get it out of your head.”
Watch the video above for more tips on staying mentally healthy, then check here to find out where you can watch Tuesday’s episode.
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Dr. Danial Amen is the author of “The End of Mental Illness: How Neuroscience Is Transforming Psychiatry and Helping Prevent or Reverse Mood and Anxiety Disorders, ADHD, Addictions, PTSD, Psychosis, Personality Disorders, and More. Available wherever books are sold.