Facts about Mental illness

Facts about Mental illness
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 Important Facts about Mental illness

Mental illness is a condition that causes disturbances in human behavior, thinking, and emotions. Also, it is associated with social distress or problems functioning in work, and family activities.

Symptoms 

Firstly, Sad or irritable

Secondly, An Extreme change in mood

Thirdly, Anxious or worried

Fourthly, Mood swings

Lastly, eating or sleeping habits

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Factors that cause mental illness

Many factors cause Mental illness. Few are given below:

Genetics (inherited)

Environmental influence

Childhood trauma 

A stressful event like losing a loved one or a tragic car incident

Negative thoughts

Drug abuse

Types of Mental disorders

The two major mental disorder includes

First and foremost, Anxiety Disorders (OCD, PTSD, Panic disorder, Social phobia)

Last but not least, Mood Disorders. (Depression or bipolar disorder)

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Stress

Stress is a short-term nervousness in response to physical or emotional tension. Besides, it can come from any event or thought in which you feel frustrated, angry, and nervous. However, it can be helpful to be ready for the threat and avoid danger.

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Symptoms of stress:

Aches and pain

Insomnia

Headaches and Muscles stiffness

Fast heartbeat or rapid breathing

 low and high blood pressure

 Stomach issues like constipation, diarrhea 

Treatment

Stress can easily be reduced by exercising, eating healthy food, and with a change of environment. In other words, you just need to manage it. Furthermore, if stress is uncontrollable it can cause anxiety

Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety is the feeling of nervousness, fear, and restlessness. Moreover, If your anxiety becomes uncontrollable or persistent and disrupts you in your daily activities then it becomes an anxiety disorder.

In addition, studies showed that anxiety runs in families and they transfer like diabetics, heart disease, or any other physical disorder.

Symptoms of Anxiety Disorder

First, Sad or worried often or all the time

Second, Low tempered‚ easily frustrated‚ or restless

Third, Eat more or less than usual or have no appetite

Forth, Experience aches, pains, headaches, or stomach issues that do not get better with treatment

Last but not least, Feels guilty, worthless, or helpless
You have an anxiety disorder If these symptoms continue for a couple of days or weeks.

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Treatment

Medication or therapy are suggested for anxiety patients, both are effective. In addition, the treatment decision is based on your needs and preferences. Furthermore, If you eat right, exercise, sleep well and live a healthy lifestyle your anxiety will naturally go away.

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Depression 

 Depression is a major type of mood disorder. Above all, it is a feeling of sadness for a long period, feeling hopeless, helpless, guilty about something or some event. Apart from this, Depression is caused by many reasons, it’s a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors.

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Factors that cause Depression

 Here are some factors that increase a person’s chances of becoming depressed.

Blood relations who have had depression

Experienced traumatic or stressful events, such as physical or sexual abuse, the death of a loved one, or financial problems

Going through a major life change‚ even if it was planned

Have some medical issues such as cancer, stroke, or chronic pain

Medication side effects.

Using alcohol or drugs

Treatments

Medication and therapies are suggested for depression patients.  Without a doubt, treatment can reduce symptoms and shorten how long the depression lasts. Especially, a psychologist, psychiatrist, or qualified mental health professional can help you determine what treatment is best for you.

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