Category: Mental health issues
Good mental health is actually the sense of well being with healthy self confidence and self esteem. Proper mental health helps a person to enjoy the life, daily life and environment. A person can be considered to be mentally healthy if he or she is able to form positive relationships with others, deal with challenges of life and use own abilities to reach the desired potential. There are several conditions which hamper the mental well being. Let us have closer at those.
Every person experiences anxiety in their life and that is absolutely normal. People feel anxious when they face problems at work or in personal life. Anxiety is considered to be a disorder when it causes distress and affects the person’s normal life. Anxiety disorder is a serious type of mental disorder. The feeling of worried, afraid and overwhelmed hampers the daily life of a person. Exact cause of this mental condition is not known but it is obviously not the result of flaw in character or personal weakness. This disorder is probably caused by a combination of factors like changes in the brain or mental stress. Main symptoms of anxiety disorder are feeling panicked, afraid and uneasy along with sleeping disorders, breath shortness, palpitations in heart, unable to stay calm, dryness of mouth, nausea and dizziness.
Depression is the sense of hopelessness and despair. Persons affected by depression may find it difficult to study, work, sleep and even eat. Major depression seems to be hereditary. People feel severely depressed after experiencing some traumatic incidence in life like death of any close one or heavy loss in business. They seem to get engrossed in the situation that they find it hard to come out of it. Basic symptoms of this mental disorder are fatigue, feeling worthless, insomnia, restless, recurring thoughts of death or even suicide.
The brain disorder that affects the ways in which a person acts, sees the world and think is termed as Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia patients have altered perception of the real world as they loss the contact with reality. They often hear or see thing those are not real. Feeling like being constantly watched is a major characteristic of this disease. Schizophrenia can be genetic or may be caused by environmental factors or abnormal structure of the brain. Delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech and behaviour are some of the symptoms of Schizophrenia.
Bipolar disorder is popularly known as manic depression. It causes serious changes in a person’s mood, thinking ability, behaviour and energy. The highs of mania are followed by the feeling of extreme depression. The cycles of bipolar disorder last for days, weeks and even months. There is no specific cause for this disease. Some people are genetically prone to this disorder while the physical changes in the brain are also responsible. There is always some trigger that causes this mental condition. Stress, medication, changes in season and insufficient sleep can trigger this disorder.
Loss of memories regarding facts, information and experiences is termed as amnesia. Inflammation in the brain, stroke, alcohol abuse for long time, tumours in brain and certain medications can cause this mental disorder. Unable to learn new information and unable to recall past events are the main symptoms of this mental disease.