We now know how our brain works to overcome negative emotions

A reduced ability to regulate emotional responses has been linked to certain mental health conditions

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Patterns of brain activity may show when a person is actively working to overcome negative emotions. With further research, this could help to identify those most at risk of developing certain mental health conditions or assess how people with such conditions are responding to treatment.

A reduced ability to control emotional responses, known as emotional dysregulation, has been linked with substance misuse and suicidal thoughts and attempts, as well as conditions such as anxiety and …

source: newscientist.com