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Mental health : how to know if you really need professional help.

The most common signs are – constant negative thinking, UNABLE to cope up with life, feeling sad and low, weight loss, less thinking ability, less concentration, suicidal thoughts, etc

Most Indians think that these problems can be solved by mere desi hacks but they cannot be solved like this.

Awareness about mental health is very less in India.

Here are some mental illnesses and their symptoms..

  • Anxiety disorders: People with anxiety disorders respond to certain objects or situations with fear and dread, as well as with physical signs of anxiety or panic, such as a rapid heartbeat and sweating. An anxiety disorder is diagnosed if the person’s response is not right for the situation, if the person cannot control the response, or if the anxiety interferes with normal functioning. Anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and specific phobias.
  • Mood disorders: These disorders, also called affective disorders, involve persistent feelings of sadness or periods of feeling overly happy, or fluctuations from extreme happiness to extreme sadness. The most common mood disorders are depression, bipolar disorder, and cyclotomic disorder.
  • Psychotic disorders: Psychotic disorders involve distorted awareness and thinking. Two of the most common symptoms of psychotic disorders are hallucinations — the experience of images or sounds that are not real, such as hearing voices — and delusions, which are false fixed beliefs that the ill person accepts as true, despite evidence to the contrary. Schizophrenia is an example of a psychotic disorder.
  • Eating disorders: Eating disorders involve extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors involving weight and food. Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder are the most common eating disorders.
  • Impulse control and addiction disorders: People with impulse control disorders are unable to resist urges, or impulses, to do acts that could be harmful to themselves or others. Pyromania (starting fires), kleptomania (stealing), and compulsive gambling are examples of impulse control disorders. Alcohol and drug are common objects of addictions. Often, people with these disorders become so involved with the objects of their addiction that they begin to ignore responsibilities and relationships.
  • Personality disorders: People with personality disorders have extreme and inflexible personality traits that are distressing to the person and/or cause problems in work, school, or social relationships. In addition, the person’s patterns of thinking and behavior significantly differ from the expectations of society and are so rigid that they interfere with the person’s normal functioning. Examples include antisocial personality disorder, obsessive-compulsive personality disorder, and paranoid personality disorder.
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD): People with OCD are plagued by constant thoughts or fears that cause them to do certain rituals or routines. The disturbing thoughts are called obsessions, and the rituals are called compulsions. An example is a person with an unreasonable fear of germs who constantly washes his or her hands.
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): PTSD is a condition that can develop following a traumatic and/or terrifying event, such as a sexual or physical assault, the unexpected death of a loved one, or a natural disaster. People with PTSD often have lasting and frightening thoughts and memories of the event and tend to be emotionally numb.

This was an extract from WebMD. If you feel your symptoms don’t match, check out other diseases on this link.

There are many pages you need to read on that website. I hope it will help you find out what exactly you are feeling. After you realize your type of illness, you need to accept it and make your way to the therapist or psychiatrist.

A therapist is a professional who will check your problems individually and tell you how to solve them. he will ask you questions, give you methods to solve them and make you feel normal within 3-4 months based on how much affected you are. it is completely normal to seek a therapist you are not a crazy person you are just having a serious problem with your mind.

A psychiatrist also does the same but he has a license to give you medicines like a normal physician.

Again, It’s completely OKAY to seek help. No one actually cares about you. It’s only YOU who can help yourself to take your body to that clinic.

People will talk, then forget.

But what about you? will you be happy living a sad life? No.

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