• Sanan Hemp

Mental Health Problems That Exist in Modern Day

The past ten days have been challenging for many out there. The sudden demise of leading Bollywood actor, Sushant Singh Rajput, shook the entire nation, and it also created a strong wave of Mental Health Awareness that won't die soon.

In a country like India, Mental Health issues are often neglected. We fail to realize that every mind is different; people react to life situations in their unique way. Mental health is a taboo in this county, so instead of dealing with it, we tend to overlook and keep burying the issues under a carpet.

What is the way out on may ask? Well, the first step is to understand what all mental health issues exist so that we can identify them and deal with them accordingly. That is precisely what we have done for you today. We have listed down a broad list of mental health problems that exist today to help you out a little. We hope it helps. Take a look.

Anger Anger is alright, but when it begins to harm us or those around us, it becomes a severe threat because if it isn't handled at the right time, it can lead to other mental health illnesses. Depression A mental health disorder in which the patient suffers from constant sad mood, loss of interest in any activity, low energy levels, uneven sleep cycle. Please note that sadness and depression are different, a person can be sad for a couple of days, but if the symptoms above persist for a long time, it is best to visit a professional. Anxiety/Panic Attacks A person dealing with anxiety is continuously worried about the future or sometimes even the past. It is a constant feeling of threat, and many times people find it extremely hard to control the negativity in their minds. Bipolar Disorder People with Bipolar disorder experience episodes of mood swings ranging from depressive lows to manic highs. One moment they are in the best of moods; the other moment, they are engulfed by sadness and the worst thing in that they have no control over it. Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)/ Dysmorphophobia In this condition, a person worries about a flaw or multiple flaws in their appearance or something within them. Their internal or external weaknesses cause unrest, and they spend many hours trying to fix them without any fruitful results. Dissociation and Dissociative Disorders In this situation, a person disconnects from their thoughts, feelings, memories, or sense of identity. It can be a natural response to trauma or deal with difficult life situations, but a severe unexpressed emotion can result in a more significant impact later. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Obsessive-compulsive disorder is characterized by unreasonable thoughts, fears, or obsessions that lead to compulsive behaviors. Post-traumatic stress disorder In this case, a person cannot recover and come back to their healthy lives thoroughly after experiencing a traumatic event in their life. Postpartum Depression Some new moms experience this mental health problem. They suffer from frequent mood swings, crying spells, anxiety, and difficulty in adjusting to their new role of a mother. Menopause One of the toughest times for women in their 40s or 50s, this situation is often neglected in India. Women go through many changes in their body which affects severe mood swings, and they need the best possible help at this juncture of their lives. Schizophrenia Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder in which people cannot reasonably interpret reality. Their minds create stories in their heads, and they react according to that made-up version. This health condition can be genetic also. Paranoia In paranoia, a person sufferers with an unrealistic distrust of others or a feeling of being persecuted. Phobias Phobia or fear of anything, when gets out of hand, is dangerous.

If you or your loved ones are experiencing any of these issues, please speak to a professional. The more you'll delay, the bigger the problem will become. Take charge and take the first step of visiting a counselor, they will guide you in the right direction.

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