GROUND REPORT | NEW DELHI: Mental Illness And Triggering Signs; Today as we see around us the situation is worst, so much stress and negativity that we are surrounded with. Most of us are fighting with our brains, our selves, and even our surroundings. Depression is the most common thing we heard nowadays. This is surely a prime situation to look after and find solutions too.
Mental illnesses are health conditions involving changes in emotion, thinking or behavior (or a combination of these). Mental illnesses are associated with distress and/or problems functioning in social, work or family activities. (Mental Illness And Triggering Signs)
Mental illness is common. In a given year:
- nearly one in five (19 percent) U.S. adults experience some form of mental illness
- one in 24 (4.1 percent) has a serious mental illness*
- one in 12 (8.5 percent) has a diagnosable substance use disorder
Many people who have a mental illness do not want to talk about it. But mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of! It is a medical condition, just like heart disease or diabetes. And mental health conditions are treatable. We are continually expanding our understanding of how the human brain works, and treatments are available to help people successfully manage mental health conditions.
5 alarming signs of mental illness
- Excessive paranoia, worry, or anxiety
- Long-lasting sadness or irritability
- Extreme changes in moods
- Social withdrawal
- Dramatic changes in eating or sleeping pattern
How do you suspect mental illness in a person?
Signs and symptoms of mental illness can vary, depending on the mental disorder and severity of the condition.
- Feeling sad and unhappy
- Inability to concentrate
- Excessive fears
- Unnecessary feelings of guilt
- Severe mood changes
- Easy irritability
- The tendency to react with violence
- Withdrawal from friends and activities
- Inability to maintain relationships
- Inability to work or study
The exact cause of mental illnesses is not always known. It could be caused due to various genetic and environmental factors or a combination of both:
Genetic: Mental illness is more common in those who have a blood relative with mental illness. Certain genes may be inherited that can increase the risk of mental illness. Environmental factors and other psychological or physical stressors can trigger mental illness in those with genetic predispositions.
Environmental exposures before birth: Exposure to environmental stressors, inflammatory conditions, toxins, alcohol, or drugs during pregnancy can increase the risk of mental illness in the child later in life.
Altered chemistry in the brain: Neurotransmitters are chemicals in the brain that carry signals to other parts of the brain and the rest of the body. When the functions of these chemicals are impaired, the normal function of the nerve systems changes, leading to mental disorders.
Getting medical help is siginificant to overcome this illness and seek medical help at the very right time is equally important .