Types Of Mental Health Disorders

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There are many different types and sub categories of mental health disorders but the list below represents some of the more common and well known mental health disorders.

•    Depression
•    Anxiety
•    Panic Attacks
•    Eating disorders
•    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
•    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
•    Post Natal Depression
•    Phobias
•    Borderline Personality Disorder
•    Schizoaffective Disorder
•    Bipolar (manic depression)
•    Schizophrenia
•    Alzheimer’s disease

Symptoms of a mental health disorder

Recognising that you or that someone close to you has a mental health problem is an important step in the recovery process.

Only a doctor or qualified mental health professional will be able to assess all your symptoms, your current health, medical history and family circumstances to make a diagnosis.

The following is a list of some common symptoms associated with mental health problems but it’s important to note that even if you are suffering from any of these symptoms it doesn’t automatically mean you have a mental health problem.

•    Sadness or low moods most of the time
•    Sleep disturbances
•    Changes in appetite and fluctuating weight
•    Anxiety and stress
•    Mood swings
•    Aggressiveness and Irritability
•    Feeling negative, unworthy or guilty
•    Loss of libido
•    Disinterest in social situations

All of us can experience these symptoms now and again; it is when they are severe enough to interfere with our normal daily routines that a mental health problem might be indicated.

Becoming well again

With the right treatment and support most people who develop a mental health problem will become well again and will be able to continue with their lives in the way they did before they became ill. Some people on the other hand may require long term support and medication.

What the evidence suggests is that a mental health problem won’t just go away on its own and the sooner someone seeks help for a mental health problem the more positive the outlook is likely to be.

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