ADULT MENTAL DISORDER Symptoms, Causes & Treatments


Mental illness refers to a wide range of
mental health conditions disorders that affect your mood thinking and behavior
examples of mental illness include depression anxiety disorders
schizophrenia eating disorders and addictive behaviors many people have
mental health concerns from time to time but a mental health concern becomes a
mental illness when ongoing signs and symptoms cause frequent stress and
affect your ability to function a mental illness can make you miserable and can
cause problems in your daily life such as at school or work or in relationships
in most cases symptoms can be managed with a combination of medications and
torque therapy psychotherapy symptoms signs and symptoms of mental illness can
vary depending on the disorder circumstances and other factors mental
illness symptoms can affect emotions thoughts and behaviors examples of signs
and symptoms include feeling sad or down confused thinking or reduced ability to
concentrate excessive fears or worries or extreme feelings of guilt extra mood
changes of highs and lows withdrawal from friends and activities significant
tiredness low energy or problems sleeping detachment from reality
delusions paranoia or hallucinations inability to cope with daily problems or
stress trouble understanding and relating to situations and to people
alcohol or drug abuse major changes in eating habits
sex drive changes excessive anger hostility or violence suicidal thinking
sometimes symptoms of a mental health disorder appear as physical problems
such as stomach pain back pain headache or other unexplained aches and pains
causes mental illnesses in general are thought to be caused by a variety of
genetic and environmental factors inherited traits mental illness is more
common in people whose blood relatives also have a mental illness certain genes
may increase your risk of developing a mental illness and your life situation
may trigger it environmental exposures before birth exposure to environmental
stressors inflammatory conditions toxins alcohol or drugs while in the womb can
sometimes be linked to mental illness brain chemistry neurotransmitters are
naturally occurring brain chemicals that carry signals to other parts of your
brain and body when the neural networks involving these chemicals are impaired
the function of nerve receptors and nerve systems change leading to
depression treatments your treatment depends on the type of mental illness
you have it’s severity and what works best for you in many cases a combination
of treatments works best if you have a mild mental illness with well controlled
symptoms treatment from one health care provider may be sufficient however often
a team approach is appropriate to make sure all your psychiatric medical and
social needs are met this is especially important for severe mental illnesses
such as schizophrenia every individual needs unique treatment and care we
encourage people with mental disorder and their families to learn as much as
possible about the latest medical treatment and approaches as well as
healthy lifestyle choices stay strong live long thank you

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