Mental illness is a very serious subject that should not be taken lightly regardless of the issues any individual is experiencing. There are many mental illnesses and disorders that contribute to hindering daily life, oftentimes making it impossible for the patient to function normally at all times. Knowing some of the more common mental problems that hinder daily life is a way to empathize with those who may be dealing with the issues themselves.
Feeling overwhelm bouts of sadness, hopelessness and even having suicidal thoughts or tendencies is often classified as severe depression. When you feel unable to get out of bed, extremely tired and over-thinking situations in your life negatively, you may be experiencing severe depression. Severe depression is considered clinical depression in medical terms, and can be treated with therapies, self-reflection, life changes and in some cases, medications.
If you are unable to sleep properly and are experiencing insomnia along with anxiety and the inability to focus and concentrated all while sad and hopeless, it is likely you are dealing with severe depression. Feeling slowed down in your life and unhappy in various areas can lead to severe depression, so seeking the proper treatment is essential in order to find happiness in life again.
Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that can cause issues in relationships while hindering daily life and overall happiness in any individual who has been diagnosed. Bipolar disorder causes those affected to feel bouts of extreme happiness, considered “mania”, to extreme sadness and despair, or clinical depression.
When an individual is experiencing a manic phase, they may act out sexually, with spending sprees, drug use and overall poor judgment. The mania stage of bipolar disorder also causes increased energy, higher self-esteem, confidence and in some cases even delusions. When an individual is experiencing the depressed phase, they may feel overwhelming sad, hopeless, suicidal and essentially lost. Trouble sleeping and avoiding friends, family and previously-enjoyed hobbies are also common symptoms of a patient experiencing a depressed phase once diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
Treatment for bipolar disorder often requires a medical prescription and persistent check-ins with doctors to ensure the dosage is proper on an individual basis.
Anxiety is a mental health issue that can polarize an individual from completing daily life activities, working or even socializing with others altogether. Anxiety is a widespread mental illness that can trigger generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), social anxiety disorder (SAD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and even obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). There are many different branches of anxiety that trigger numerous symptoms depending on the severity of the anxiety and each patient’s individual case. Knowing whether or not you are struggling with anxiety is essential to help with finding the proper treatment for your situation.
Symptoms of anxiety range from avoiding social situations including those with family and friends to having panic attacks in public or in any stressful environment. Individuals experiencing any form of anxiety may feel powerless in certain situations and apprehensive about resolving the issues they are struggling to overcome. Sweating, shaking, hyperventilating and having an increased heart rate are all symptoms of anxiety, especially when thinking about problems or any negative issues in one’s life. Feeling overwhelmingly tired, weak and a sense of impending doom or negativity are also signs of anxiety.
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Clinical psychologist George Mansfield works in an institution designed to help people who are afflicted with severe mental disorders. George often writes about various illnesses, famous doctors or institutions. He has also contributed to educational material designed to make it easy to find the best place to get your mental health degree online.