Mental health is your level of mental health or absence of mental disorder. It is a state of a person that is “functioning in a satisfactory degree of emotional, psychological and/or behavioral adjustment.” Mental health can be described as a person’s mental or emotional ability to meet their needs at the given time. A mental health specialist will use various methods to evaluate your mental health including, but not limited to, self-rating questionnaires, diagnostic tests and cognitive behavioral therapy. The following article is designed to inform you about the different types of mental health disorders.
Anxiety is one of the most common mental health problems that people have today. People with anxiety are usually very anxious during situations where they are under stress. Some of the symptoms of anxiety include intense and persistent worry, excessive worrying and fear of future attacks. Some of the signs and symptoms of anxiety include racing thoughts, excessive sweating, muscle tension, shaking or trembling, shortness of breath and heart palpitations. Another symptom of anxiety is hyperventilation. An individual with anxiety disorder will often have thoughts of death or suicide because they are constantly afraid of what might happen.
Depression is another common mental health disorder that affects millions of people today. Depression is characterized by sadness, irritability and hopelessness. These symptoms often begin as normal feelings, but when left untreated, they may become too severe to function properly. An individual with depression will often feel sad and worthless. They may also feel as if they have no worth in the world. In extreme cases, these symptoms may lead to an inability to function and can even lead to suicide. Treatment for depression can include but is not limited to medication, psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy.