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Frequently Asked Questions about Mental Health Clinics

What is Mental Health?

Mental health is the mental version of physical health. It’s what your body is mentally experiencing. Mental health is reallabout well-being, although there are several specific mental illnesses and mental disorders that can affect your mental health. Mental health has to do with social well-being, emotional health, and psychological health. Mental health affects the very nature by which we respond to life. We make choices, deal with stress, and build relationships with other people based on our mental health. There are a number of problems that can arise based on mental health. Many of these are described as mental illnesses or disorders. Some of these can be genetic but that is not always the case. It is possible to develop mental health problems from life experiences or even from a family history of struggles.

What Are the 4 Types of Mental Health?

There are 4 main types of mental health disorders. Each type of disorder also has additional categories that might be covered. The 4 types of mental health disorders include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and ADHD. Anxiety disorders and mood disorders have a large list of things that fall under them. For example, depression and bipolar disorders are both types of mood disorders. Phobias, PTSD, panic, and general anxiety are all types of anxiety disorders.

What are the 5 signs of mental health concerns?

When it comes to recognizing mental illness for yourself or for a loved one, there are certain signs that you can look for. Knowing various signs that might lead you to recognize a potential disorder offers the opportunity to seek treatment and get the help that is most likely much-needed. Here is a brief overview of those signs.

  1. Noticeable changes in sleeping and eating patterns
  2. Becoming socially withdrawn
  3. Mood changes that tend to be extreme
  4. Bouts of sadness or grumpiness that tend to be extended in length
  5. Anxiety, paranoia, and worry at excessive levels

If you’re recognizing changes in someone that seem concerning, it’s important to take note and consider that a mental health problem might be applicable.

What Are the 7 Most Common Mental Disorders?

These mental disorders might look familiar from the types of mental disorders discussed earlier. There are a lot of different types of disorders. It is important to be diagnosed and treated by a professional. However, these are the most common mental disorders.

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • OCD – obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • PTSD – post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Personality disorder

When Should I Seek Help for My Mental Health?

Every person is different. Some people are able to work themselves through mental health struggles on their own. However, this is not always the case. When your mental health is causing problems with work, school, life, and personal relationships you need to consider seeking help. If you are experiencing difficulty in specific areas of your, reach out to a mental health professional to seek treatment. If you are experiencing thoughts of self-harm or harm to others, you need to seek immediate help. Keep in mind there are hotlines and immediate resources available for any circumstance.

How Can a Mental Health Professional Help?

Mental health professionals are trained to help. There are several different types of professionals and how they can help differs. There are life coaches, who are certified to work through various issues with you and simply coach you through techniques that you can use to cope or improve on self. They are not doctors and cannot diagnose or treat a specific disorder but they can be helpful in some cases. Therapists and counselors are licensed and educated to diagnose and work through a variety of mental disorders. The treatment itself will vary depending on the professional and your needs. Most of them will try to work through coping mechanisms and provide you with tips and insight to handle your challenges.

Psychiatrists have the ability to treat with medication when it is necessary.

All of these professionals are trained to work with mental health. Every professional takes a different approach so it’s important to find the best fit for your needs.

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