Psychiatric Disorders

    Mental Health / Psychiatric disorders.

    Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

    Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood, and behavior could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:

    • Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry
    • Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse
    • Family history of mental health problems

    Mental health problems are common and proper guidance and help are available. People with mental health problems can get better and many may recover completely.

    Early Warning Signs.

    Not sure if you or someone you know is living with mental health problems? Experiencing one or more of the following feelings or behaviors can be an early warning sign of a problem:

    • Eating or sleeping too much or too little
    • Being away from people and usual activities
    • Having low/high or no energy
    • Feeling numb or like nothing matters
    • Having unexplained aches and pains
    • Feeling helpless or hopeless frequently
    • Smoking, drinking, or using drugs more than usual
    • Feeling unusually confused, forgetful, on edge, angry, upset, worried, or scared
    • Yelling or fighting with family and friends unwantedly
    • Experiencing severe mood swings that cause problems in relationships
    • Having persistent thoughts and memories you can’t get out of your head
    • Hearing voices or believing things that are not true
    • Thinking of harming yourself or others
    • Inability to perform daily tasks like taking care of your kids or getting to work or school

    Mental Health and Wellness.

    Ways to maintain Positive Mental Health includes:

    • Realize their full potential
    • Cope with the stresses of life
    • Work productively
    • Make meaningful contributions to their communities
    • Getting professional help if you need it
    • Connecting with others
    • Staying positive
    • Getting physically active
    • Helping others
    • Getting enough sleep
    • Developing coping skills

    How Is Mental Illness Treated?.

    A Mental Illness requires ongoing treatment. Fortunately, much progress has been made in the last two decades in treating mental illnesses. As a result, many mental conditions can be effectively treated with one or a combination of the following therapies:

    • Medication.
    • Psychotherapy.
    • Group therapy.
    • Out- patient and In-patient treatment.
    • Specific therapies, such as Cognitive-Behavior Therapy and Behavior Modification.

    If needed our Professionals can refer the patients for other treatments like:

    • Creative therapies, such as art therapy, music therapy, or play therapy.
    • Hypnotherapy.
    • Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).
    • Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS).
    • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a newer therapy.

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