5 Types of Mental Health Position and Recovery
A mental health disorder affects about 40% of the population and is a significant burden to society. Mental illnesses are very difficult to diagnose and treat, but there are some simple steps that you can take to help make it easier for you. Here are five types of mental health problem that you should be aware of, and how to improve your life for better mental health. We’ve broken down these categories into five different types: Anxiety, Depression, Social Phobia, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Anxiety is a feeling of discomfort or fear that’s common in people. In fact, the American Psychological Association (APA) defines it as a “feeling of unease or apprehension.” While anxiety can be something you feel from time to time, it can also be something that can keep you from doing what you would normally like to do. For example, if you feel anxious about running for your class’s student government office, then you may not want to get on that bus because it might cause too much anxiety for you.
Depression is another type of anxiety that many people struggle with. Depression has been linked to suicide and other criminal acts. It is characterized by feelings of sadness and hopelessness, a loss of interest in activities outside the home, and changes in sleep patterns and appetite. Anxiety and depression aren’t always connected; they just have similar symptoms when they are present at the same time.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is the most common type of anxiety disorder. It is characterized by persistent and excessive worry about a series of events such as exams, jobs, financial obligations or relationship issues with family members or friends. GAD produces intense worries about everyday life events
Depression is a serious mental health problem that affects many people. It’s estimated that 1 in 3 people will experience feelings of sadness at some point in their lives, and the depression rate within the United States has increased by 17 percent since 2004.
So, what are you going to do about it? If you’re not familiar with depression, let’s first talk about your symptoms. Depression can be extremely isolating, leading to a feeling of anxiety and worthlessness. You may feel sad for no reason, almost as if there’s something wrong with you.
Several factors contribute to your mental health problems:
The cause of your depression may be complicated. In fact, up to 40% of those who have depression have another condition that could explain it—such as an eating disorder (eating disorders also cause feelings of sadness). However, only 10% of people who have depression have another psychiatric condition like bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. And even if you don’t have any other medical conditions present, it is possible that your depression is caused by the stressors in your life (such as family problems) or other stressors (like job responsibilities). In any case, there are several risk factors associated with depression that need to be
Social phobia is one of the most common types of mental health problem. People with social phobia experience anxiety and fear in social situations. They may avoid or avoid people, or they may become upset when confronted with anything that involves risk-taking.
Social phobia can be a very serious danger to someone’s mental health and well-being. This disorder can make it difficult for someone to manage their stress, cope with everyday life, and live a full life. Social problems can also lead to other forms of problems such as substance abuse and criminal acts.
For more information about social phobia, visit www.dsm5.org/disorders/social_phobia/.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
GAD is a general and chronic disorder marked by persistent anxiety, which can occur both in individuals and in groups. Its symptoms include restlessness, nervousness, sweating, insomnia, and gastrointestinal disturbances. These may be accompanied by stomach pains or headaches. The symptoms are also similar to those of other psychiatric conditions such as panic disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
GAD is often associated with childhood events such as being severely bullied at school or losing a parent at young age. It’s also common for people to develop GAD as they get older. Because of this occurrence, GAD isn’t related to specific psychological problems. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), diagnosing GAD requires a combination of clinical observations, laboratory tests, psychometric testing and self-assessments.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
PTSD is a mental health condition experienced by people who have survived an event or suffered extreme psychological trauma. The effects of PTSD can interfere with a person’s daily life and cause them to suffer from severe anxiety, depression, and difficulty coping.
Unfortunately, there are few treatment options available for people who suffer from PTSD. However, some studies have shown that certain types of therapy are effective at helping people recover after suffering from PTSD. Here are the five types of therapy that have been proven to help improve your mental health: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Depression education courses
Social media monitoring tools such as Facebook Live sessions and Google Hangouts
Meditation and yoga classes
Mindfulness-based therapies like Transcendental Meditation (TM) or mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR).