Mental Disorders- Symptoms and Treatment

Mental illness describes a wide range of psychological wellness problems-- disorders that affect your state of mind, believing as well as actions. Examples of mental illness highlight anxiety, anxiousness disorders, schizophrenia, eating conditions and addicting habits. Many people have mental health worries every now and then.

There are various problems that are recognized as mental illnesses. The even more typical kinds include:

ANXIETY PROBLEMS

People with anxiousness conditions react to particular things or scenarios with concern as well as fear, in addition to with physical indications of anxiety or panic, such as a quick heartbeat and also sweating. 


                                         

An anxiousness disorder is detected if the person's reaction is not proper for the situation, if the individual could not regulate the response, or if the anxiousness disrupts normal performance. Anxiety disorders consist of generalized anxiousness condition, panic attack, social stress and anxiety problem, and specific fears.


(A) SOCIAL ANXIETY

Social anxiety is the fear of interaction with other people that brings on self-consciousness, feelings of being negatively judged and evaluated, and, as a result, leads to avoidance. Social anxiety is the fear of being judged and evaluated negatively by other people, leading to feelings of inadequacy, inferiority, embarrassment, humiliation, and depression. There are some specific symptoms that indicate towards this disorder while the root causes of social anxiety are wide spread. Treatments of social anxiety are very case sensitive. You have to judge every nook and corner before treating the people affected. To Know more about causes, symptoms and treatments.

MOOD PROBLEMS

These problems, also called affective conditions, entail consistent sensations of unhappiness or durations of feeling overly delighted, or fluctuations from extreme joy to extreme unhappiness. The most common state of mind conditions are anxiety, bipolar illness, and also cyclothymic disorder.

PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS

Psychotic problems include distorted awareness and also reasoning. Two of one of the most typical signs and symptoms of psychotic problems are hallucinations-- the encounter of pictures or appears that are unreal, such as hearing voices-- and also delusions, which are false dealt with ideas that the sick person allows as real, regardless of evidence on the contrary. Schizophrenia is an example of a psychotic disorder.


                                             (A) PARANOID PERSONALITY DISORDER

(PPD) is among a team of problems called "Class A" personality disorders which include odd or eccentric mindsets. Individuals with PPD also experience paranoia, a ruthless mistrust and also uncertainty of others, even when there is no reason to be dubious. This disorder normally begins by early adulthood and seems much more common in guys than in ladies.

ADDICTION DISORDERS

Eating problems include extreme feelings, mindsets, and also actions including weight as well as food. Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and also binge eating disorder are the most usual consuming disorders.

(A) HOW TO PREVENT ALCOHOL ADDICTION

Alcoholism (or alcohol dependence) is one of the main reasons for mental health, and is characterized by excessive drinking for a long time, which means dependency on it. It is considered a serious health damage, which increases the risk of death from liver disease, cancer, depression, accidents, etc. However, many alcoholics do not recognize their problem and therefore never seek help to solve it-


(A) HALLUCINATIONS- CAUSES, DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT

Hallucination is a disease caused by the different Hallucinating drugs. People found themselves engaged with after several doses. These are enough to make someone addicted once taken in regular intervals. Know about the symptoms and proper signs of Hallucinations. Once you identify someone, you can get him or her to the proper treatment through proper diagnosis. Hit Read More button below to know Bout Hallucinations and its type and treatment.

IMPULSIVE/ OBSESSION RELATED ISSUES

Individuals with impulse control conditions are incapable to withstand advises, or impulses, to do acts that could be dangerous to themselves or others. Pyromania (starting fires), kleptomania (stealing), and also compulsive gaming are instances of instinct control conditions. Liquor and medicine prevail things of obsessions. Often, individuals with these problems become so entailed with the things of their addiction that they start to dismiss obligations and partnerships.

SPLIT PERSONAILITY 

Individuals with neurosis have extreme as well as inflexible characteristic that are upsetting to the individual and/or cause problems in work, institution, or social partnerships. Additionally, the person's patterns of assuming as well as behavior dramatically differ from the expectations of society and are so rigid that they interfere with the individual's regular performance. Instances consist of antisocial character disorder, obsessive-compulsive personality disorder, and concerned neurosis.


OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE CONDITION (OCD)

People with OCD are plagued by continuous ideas or concerns that cause them to carry out particular routines or routines. The disturbing ideas are called fixations, as well as the habits are called obsessions. An example is an individual with an unreasonable fear of germs that frequently cleans his or her hands.

TRAUMA (PTSD)

PTSD is a condition that can establish following a traumatic and/or terrifying event, such as a sexual or physical attack, the unexpected fatality of a liked one, or an all-natural calamity. Individuals with PTSD typically have lasting as well as frightening thoughts as well as memories of the event, as well as tend to be mentally reduced.


                                                  (A) POST TRAUMATIC DISORDERS

Post traumatic anxiety condition (PTSD), once called shell shock or combat fatigue syndrome, is a serious problem that can develop after a person has actually experienced or observed a distressing or distressing occasion where significant physical injury took place or was endangered. PTSD is a lasting repercussion of terrible experiences that cause intense fear, vulnerability, or horror, such as a sex-related or physical attack, the unforeseen death of an enjoyed one, an accident, war, or organic disaster.

MODERN LIFESTYLE ADDICTION

(A) HOW TO PREVENT SHOPPING ADDICTION

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(B) HOW TO PREVENT HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

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16 comments:

  1. Can the Depression be cured completely?

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  2. Not an easy question to answer. First of all, the concept of depression is a pigeon hole, a placeholder, a term designed and used by clinicians to assist other clinicians in understanding an individual patient's symptomatology.

    Depression, as a concept, is not a homogeneous disorder - there are many different types and there are multiple causes (genetic, biological, situational, experiential...) As a result, depression symptoms between individuals can be very different. For example, when some people get depressed they cannot get out of bed. For others, they cannot sleep. Some depressed patients gain significant amounts of weight, while others lose their appetite entirely.

    To answer your question, I have seen depressed patients be "cured" through talk therapy, however depression is more generally conceptualized as a recurrent disorder.

    To know more about depression you may check this- Some Interesting Facts About Depression

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  3. Why do so many Americans suffer from depression?

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    1. I think it has to do with expectations. Our country seems to be in decline and people seem to sense it and fear for the future.
      Forty-two years ago, fresh out of college at the age of twenty-one, my husband bought us a brand new home, 1500-sq. ft., three bedroom, two-car garage in a nice neighborhood. I became a housewife. We bought a new car soon afterward, in spite of the fact he was only making $10 an hour. Back then it seemed like the future was golden and I am forever thankful I had the opportunity to experience it for at least a while.
      Young people these days cannot look forward to such an optimistic future. They can only look forward to a struggle to get out of Mom's basement and a long series of broken relationships, as lifelong commitment has also become almost extinct.
      Expectations -- society hates aging. Even in a religion in which divorce is forbidden except in cases of adultery, one cannot expect to be loved after she has become "old and ugly." It costs a lot of money and time to prolong the phenomenon some people refer to as 'love'. I sometimes wonder if the real thing actually exists anymore.
      In spite of all these setbacks, as parents young people will be expected by society to do an overwhelming number of things for their children -- help them with mountains of homework, dress them in the current (often very expensive) fashions, have them involved in several (usually expensive and time consuming) activities, show up for every event and meeting and be perennially patient and understanding. Do all this despite the fact that every adult in the household is working long hours just to be able to pay the exponentially higher bills and taxes required these days.

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  4. What's the difference between dissociative identity disorder and schizophrenia?

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    1. They have nothing to do with each other at all. Dissasociatirve identity disorder is 'multiple personalities'. But schizophrenia does not mean 'split personality' it means 'split mind'. The idea was that different mental functions were split from each other, e.g. perception, reality testing, emotion, reasoning to produce a picture of psychotic symptoms, confused thinking, bizarre behaviour and erratic or blunted emotions.

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  5. What does it feel like to have bipolar disorder?

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    1. What does it feel like?
      Like any illness in general it sucks.
      Why? There is no cure.
      When I first received my diagnosis I stayed in denial for about 2 years.
      I mean who wants that stigma right?
      Both my parents suffered enough with the illness, so early on I swore "not me" "I'm not gonna get it"
      Majored in Psychology to gain a better understanding , while earning my degree , I had my first bout. It was after finishing statistics in psychology.

      I've been up and down all my life. Looking back I most likely lived with it for the better half of my life. The traits that others found endearing , such as boundless energy, the life of the party, ideas that were radical, spontaneous, whimsical, rhyming ....the abuse of drugs....Was all cool and fun.

      As I got older those traits turned from endearing to dark, and bold, and brutal.
      Believing yourself to be a superhuman of sorts is not realistic. But I did believe this. I also believed many other non truths while in mania.

      The low, the depression, it was real bad. So much so that suicide was a close friend of mine that I romanced often. Attempted twice. Hospitalized against my will because of it. Even wrote a large essay about suicide and how it is actually courageous and in no way selfish. I rationalized this by turning the selfish element on to those who would miss me, as being the selfish ones. And truly I still see it that way.
      The only reason anyone wants you around them, although some may claim love, it's that they need you, they want you. In that alone arises their selfish desire of needing you to stay here. I realize that this is a polluted thought , but it rings true to me.

      Bi polar disorder skews reality, it blurs the lines, and we don't always use nor have the same filter as those not afflicted with this disease of the mind.

      But I always remind those who will listen that some of the greatest minds were afflicted with this disorder this disease.

      In short it's a slippery slope, full of wonderment, energy, lows, depression, delusional thoughts. Sometime more creative, other times completely destructive. That's what it's like.

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  6. Can borderline personality disorder be cured?

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    1. Symptom remission (which is to say improvement or total abatement of the core features of the diagnosis) occurs in 40-50% of patient's within 2 years. And 75% by 5 years. Plus, once symptoms get better, they are more likely to stay that way. People who get better in terms of their symptoms of BPD are more likely to stay better than people who improve from severe depression.

      This is pretty amazing because it means that BPD actually has a better prognosis for improvement than severe depression! I think that it carries a more significant stigma that depression does (among both patients and doctors).

      For more information about BPD read- Borderline Personality Disorder Causes Symptoms Treatment

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  7. If I have two Facebook accounts, does that mean I am split personality?

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    1. No, it just means you prefer to keep different aspects of your life separate.

      Although... Facebook's Terms of Use that you agree to when creating an account (or two) state that you will only create one personal account, so "if" you had two accounts, I would recommend you consider merging into just one, and taking advantage of privacy settings to share different content with different friends. For example, you can create a friend list called Group 1 and another list called Group 2, and for each of your status updates, photos, etc. select which group of friends can see it.

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    2. Not necessarily but I would strongly recommend merging them into one. Employers always search Facebook accounts, friends may look down upon it like you are trying to hide something... It's fishy looking to most. They say don't post anything you wouldn't want your grandmother to see, on any account. Isn't that what private messages are for? People are posting too much of their personal lives without really understanding where the information is going/ how the rights are handled by Facebook... There is always the "limited profile" option for all of those who you don't want to give full access to. My piece of advice, use emails for the more personal things.. If you feel the need to have 2 accounts, you are probably sharing too much on there.

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  8. Can borderline personality disorder and psychopathy be exist in same person at the same time?

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    1. The short answer to your question is "yes".

      Despite the best efforts of many clinicians to classify psychiatric diagnoses neatly, people often defy attempts to simplify their many traits into one unifying diagnosis. It is very common for people to have traits from several different disorders, and their "diagnosis" to be whatever disorder is causing the greatest level of dysfunction. Always remember that all classification systems are guidelines, and do not decide diagnoses on their own: it is the clinician who makes the diagnosis.

      It is also important to remember that while most current diagnostic classifications use a combination of thoughts, feelings and behaviours to define a condition, the writers consciously avoid pinning it down to a single underlying or preceding cause, and it is not known whether everyone who has, for example, borderline traits has the same underlying mental processes, it just appears that way in terms of the external expression of their minds. A person could easily "tick the boxes" from multiple disorders, but that gives you a "what" without answering the "why".

      "Psychopathy" and "psychopath", along with "sociopath", are relatively old-fashioned terms; they continue to exist in the popular lexicon, and are used by some psychiatrists to describe very particular variants, but the overall condition is mostly known these days as "antisocial personality disorder". Regardless of the name, that disorder is associated with a lack of empathy for others (and all the behaviours that stem from that), but that does not mean the people who have it do not have emotions of their own, and those emotions can be as dysregulated as anyone else's, including those with borderline personality disorder.

      Personality disorders, at least in the DSM, are divided into "clusters" A, B and C, and there is often a lot of crossover between disorders within one cluster. Antisocial personality disorder and borderline personality disorder are both classed in cluster B.

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    2. BPD is NOT a version of Psychopathy (Antisocial Personality Disorder). They are completely different disorders, and fundamentally incompatible. While someone with APD can be misdiagnosed as BPD, and vice versa, they can't be both. Someone could have some symptoms of both, but they can't be a true psychopath and also have true Borderline Personality Disorder.

      Someone with APD has no morals, while someone with BPD has a confused sense of self and trouble defining their morals, but they do have moral impulses.

      Someone with APD is biologically incapable of any degree of love, while someone with BPD is characterized by intense love-hate relationships when they idealize and love someone completely and later end up hating or feeling nothing for them.

      Someone with APD cannot feel guilt, remorse, shame, guilt, regret, empathy, or compassion, and all other emotions they feel are very shallow. Someone with BPD has a heightened sense of empathy, and they are extremely reactive to the emotions of others. All of their emotions are felt much more intensely than the average person, they are often overly affected by shame and guilt (in fact they are 2 of the 5 main emotions addressed in the treatment of BPD, DBT)

      Someone with APD has no attachment to others and cares only for themselves. They may appear to obsess over a victim but only because of the money/ego boost/sex/etc. they want to get out of them, not because of any real affection. Someone with BPD has serious attachment issues, and will feel genuine loss when a person leaves them. They often fall in love to an inappropriate degree and become codependent or overly self sacrificing in order to please the other person and avoid abandonment.

      APD is incurable, they will never through any amount of therapy or meds, be able to feel love, compassion, guilt, etc, and they will never want to. Conversely BPD is one of the most curable disorders, and has been effectively treated on a large scale by Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

      Someone with APD has a consistently heightened ego, and fundamentally believes that they are better than everyone else, and deserving of everything they take from others. Someone with BPD has a distorted sense of self, and can be dissociated from reality. This can result in either delusions of grandeur or self loathing and low self esteem. It is most common for someone with BPD to experience self esteem that fluctuates between overly high and overly low due to their instability.

      Someone with APD is highly narcissistic and blames their problems on others. Since they think so highly of themselves, it is almost impossible for them to commit suicide or parasuicidal behaviors. The only case I can think of is when they are using cutting as a way to manipulate someone, or if the suicide will prevent them from suffering in prison or something. Someone with BPD has a much higher tendency towards both suicide and maladaptive behaviors like cutting. They are capable of hurting themselves because they deep down often don't like themselves.

      Because of people with BPD's high empathy and common history of past abuse, they are very commonly victims of people with APD. Psychopaths intentionally seek out people with a tendency to feel compassion and pity for them, that will fall for their "lovebombing" easily because of their tendency to idealize, that will put up with verbal/physical/sexual abuse because of their fear of abandonment and distorted past experiences of "love". It is actually highly offensive to suggest that Borderlines and Psychopaths are one in the same, given that one is so often abused by the other. Some borderlines can be self involved, manipulative, and prone to intense emotions including anger, but that does not mean that all are, or that those who are lack morals, empathy, love, and compassion.

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