AbstractAnxiety disorders, including panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and phobias, depression, bipolar disorder and other mood disorders, eating disorders, personality disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia. Information about the different types of mental illness (or “diagnoses”) and how parents with these conditions may feel or behave. These short videos can help you understand your parents' mental illness and how it affects their behavior. What is mental illness, about the different types of mental illness (“diagnoses”), whether your parents will get better and how to take care of yourself too.
Anxiety disorders are a group of mental health disorders that include generalized anxiety disorders, social phobias, specific phobias (e.g., agoraphobia and claustrophobia), panic disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and post-traumatic stress disorder. If left untreated, anxiety disorders can lead to a significant deterioration in people's daily lives. Bipolar affective disorder is a type of mood disorder, formerly known as “manic depression”. A person with bipolar disorder experiences episodes of mania (euphoria) and depression.
The person may or may not experience psychotic symptoms. The exact cause is unknown, but a genetic predisposition has been clearly established. Environmental stressors can also trigger episodes of this mental illness. Depression is a mood disorder characterized by decreased mood, loss of interest and enjoyment, and reduced energy.
It's not just about feeling sad. There are different types and symptoms of depression. There are varying levels of severity and symptoms related to depression. The symptoms of depression can increase the risk of suicidal thoughts or behavior.
Explain what anger is and how to treat it in a constructive and healthy way. Explains anxiety and panic attacks, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself and guidance for friends and family. Explains what bipolar disorder is, what types of treatment are available, and how you can help you cope.
It also provides guidance on what friends and family can do to help. Determinants of mental health and mental disorders include not only individual attributes, such as the ability to manage thoughts, emotions, behaviors and interactions with others, but also social, cultural, economic, political and environmental factors, such as national policies, protection, living standards, working conditions and community support. Anxiety disorders can include a wide range of symptoms, from widespread concern to panic attacks. Fear, fear, inability to sleep, post-traumatic stress, nightmares, racing thoughts, and phobias are other symptoms associated with anxiety disorders.
Bipolar disorder causes dramatic changes in a person's mood, energy, and ability to think clearly. People with this disorder experience extremely high and low moods, known as mania and depression. Some people may be symptom-free for many years between episodes. Explains obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support.
This psychiatric disorder is characterized by panic attacks that often seem to arise out of nowhere and for no reason at all. This disorder develops over a short period of time, usually a few hours or a few days, and is characterized by disturbances in attention and consciousness. Mental disorders generally must meet certain criteria as described in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Sleep disorders related to breathing are those that involve respiratory abnormalities, such as sleep apnea, that can occur during sleep.
Conversion disorder involves experiencing motor or sensory symptoms that lack a compatible neurological or medical explanation. Dependent personality disorder involves a chronic pattern of fear of separation and an excessive need to be cared for. Social anxiety disorder is a fairly common psychological disorder that involves an irrational fear of being watched or judged. Common symptoms shared by these disorders include difficulty feeling interested and motivated, lack of interest in previously enjoyed activities, sleep disorders, and lack of concentration.
Working with a mental health professional to learn better sleep habits or take certain medications can significantly improve symptoms. A general practitioner (GP) will assess whether a person has signs of mental illness and whether they would benefit from mental health treatment (6 sessions are subsidized by Medicare). Schizotypal personality disorder has eccentricities in speech, behaviors, appearance, and thinking. .