03-27-2007, 04:42 PM
Anyways, I do feel unresolved issues can affect your mental health. In some cases, I think it can lead to the development of mental illnesses or the worsening of them. My brother's psychiatrist feels he might be bi-polar, but it was his issues with his father basically abandoning him that caused this problem to come out so strongly. He had always been rather tempermental, but until his father left he was controllable. Now, there's no reasoning him when he gets upset and he often becomes violent towards others as well as himself. This I feel is a perfect example of what unresolved issues can cause, but I suppose it depends upon the severity of them. In my brother's case he was very young when it occured and didn't understand why his father, who he was once very close to, up and abandoned him and still now he comes home upset and questioning why his father can't spare the time for him.
Last edited by Miranda_ : 03-18-2010 at 10:14 AM.