FAQs on Mental Illness
Mental/psychiatric/psychological illnesses are health conditions that affects a person’s thoughts, emotions, behaviour causing disturbances in interpersonal relationships, and daily functioning. They are associated with subjective and objective distress.
It can range from mild to severe. Mild patients are in large number in society which are not identified and they suffer due to lack of treatment.
There are host of illnesses from very common phobia to schizophrenia. Depression panic disorder, OCD, bipolar disorder are other set of illness. Children have ADHD and autism etc. addictions are other host of psychiatric illness.
Any one or other alone or in combination of others are early signs of possible illness.
- Confused thinking
- Long-lasting sadness or irritability
- Extreme highs and lows in mood
- Excessive fear, worrying, or anxiety
- Social withdrawal
- Dramatic changes in eating or sleeping habits
- Strong feelings of anger
- Delusions or hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not really there)
- Increasing inability to cope with daily problems and activities
- Thoughts of suicide
- Denial of obvious problems
- Many unexplained physical problems
- Abuse of drugs and/or alcohol
Although the exact source of mental illness is not known, research points to a mix of genetic, biological, psycho-social, and environmental factors as being the root of most conditions.
One or other factor interact in some complex way to develop illness.
Brain functioning is still mystery for neuroscientist. We are evolving in regards to treatment of psychiatrist illness. Fortunately, we have plenty of good medication available after 2000 in India. Most of psychiatric medication give good improvement by end of 4-6 weeks. Sometimes it takes long. some of patients do not respond to trial of different medication. So one needs to understand that psychiatric illness are more alike chronic illness like hypertension diabetes arthritis etc.
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