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Mental Health matters as much as physical health. Everybody want a fit body. But what about what’s going inside that pretty head of yours?

 

source: healthyplace.com

Mental Health can be threatened by feelings like anxiety, fear or occurrence of a traumatic incident. These problems might turn into mental disorders. The problem is: sometimes people don’t even realize that they (or someone around them) are suffering from any kind of mental illness. Many a times, Disorders are chalked up to simple stress or mood swings. Yes, it is normal to have mood swings and stress. But, we should be aware where the line is drawn and when the condition becomes extreme.

Disorders can be of various types: Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Eating disorders, Personality Disorders.

There is a broad range for them. In this article, some common disorders will be described. Depression is the most common mental illness. Everyone knows what is Depression. Here are some disorders which you might not know much about:

 

  1. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADHD is one of the common neurodevelopment disorder in which the growth at which the brain develops and matures is slow. Males suffer with this problem more than females. Its symptoms are:

  • Short span of attentiveness. Constant spacing out.
  • They fidget a lot, can’t seem to sit without moving too much. Hyperactivity is a symptom.
  • They tend to talk a lot. Their mouth run faster than their mind can comprehend.
  • Impulsiveness and habit of blurting out answers before hearing the question.
  • Difficulty in organizing things and tasks. Impatience is prevalent.
  1. Borderline Personality Disorder

BPD is considered as a serious mental illness. It causes emotional instability, impulsiveness, extreme mood swings & negative self-image. People with this disorder have fair possibility of being suicidal and self-harming. Other symptoms are:

  • Fear of abandonment or rejection.
  • Unstable relationship with others as well as themselves.
  • Distorted self image which further leads to eating disorders.
  • Unable to think clearly and taking impulsive decisions which can be self-destructive.
  • Feeling of emptiness. Feeling nothing matters anymore.
  • Being paranoid and disconnected from reality.

 

  1. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

PTSD is an anxiety disorder which is mostly caused due to occurrence of a traumatizing incident. This psychological injury becomes apparent within or after a month of the incident. If someone suffers multiple distressing events or incidents then they might develop a Complex PSTD.  Symptoms of PSTD are:

  • Re-experiencing the scarring event:
    • Flashbacks
    • Nightmares
  • Hyper-vigilance which can be exhausting
  • Headaches, nausea, or stomach aches
  • Intrusive images or memories
  • Anger, rage and irritability
  • Guilt and poor self-esteem
  • Self-destruction, Avoidance and Apathy

 

  1. Social Anxiety Disorder

Social Phobia is another name of this disorder. It is often misunderstood as mere “Shyness”. This disorder is a condition in which social interactions can cause baseless anxiousness.

The indicators are:

  • Avoiding any kind of social gathering
  • Worrying that people will judge you
  • Over-consciousness
  • Fear of humiliating yourself in front of others
  • Sweating profusely while interacting with others
  • Inability to make eye contact
  • Blushing, stuttering and dizziness in social situations.
  • Total isolation resulting in loneliness
  1. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

When we hear the word OCD, the instant conclusion is “someone who is obsessed with cleaning”. Wrong. It is more than that.

In this condition, a person becomes obsessed with following some rituals and starts feeling anxious and irritated if they are unable to follow them. The symptoms of OCD include obsessions, compulsions or both.

Some commonly followed rituals are:
  • Hatred for germs and dirt
  • Need to keep everything in order and organized
  • Obsession for forbidden things or taboo
  • Sexual Obsessions
  • Other compulsions like washing hands, doing repeated actions (like switching on & off the switches) and cleaning

 

These are some common mental problems. If you ever feel that someone around you or you yourself possesses such symptoms then, seek help from your friends or family or professionals. Maybe it's nothing concerning. However, assurance is something good to have.

There are many ways to control and treat these disorders. Psychiatrists and family can be of great help.

You should know that you never know what people are going through. However, you know yourself the best and what you are dealing with. Therefore, keep fighting and never hesitate to reach for help.

Have a nice day! <3<3

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