Discover in our weekly post what are the signs and the symptoms of mental illnesses. If you would need to consult a doctor in Barcelona you can always contact us.
There is no good health without good mental health. Mental health is really important for the wellbeing of each one of us. People can feel anxious, sad or overwhelmed but there is a difference between being affected by mental illnesses and just being stressed. What’s the difference?
Mental illness refers to a mental health condition that can affect our way of thinking, our behaviour, our ability to manage daily problems, our way to communicate with others and our state of mind. There are multiple mental illnesses that have been identified. Here you can find some examples of those illnesses: depression, generalized anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, and many more. If someone from your family or friends is having a mental health problem while being abroad, you can contact one of our doctors. You can book an appointment with our doctors in Barcelona.
What are the most common symptoms of mental illnesses? Here you can find some of them. However, we advise you to consult a doctor in Barcelona to have a more detailed and comprehensive understanding of mental illnesses.
- Feelings sad
- The person might experience a disconnection from reality, paranoia or hallucinations
- Feeling discouragement in every decision or purpose in life
- The concentration is decreasing
- Excessive worry or fear
- Feeling less active and being often tired
- Problem sleeping
- Feeling confused
- Extreme mood swings
- Difficulties to manage and to solve problems in the daily routine
- The person can experience difficulties to communicate or to understand a certain situation with other people
- Experiencing anger, hostility or violence
- The person can think often about death or suicide
- To rule out from friends and family
Some of the most common mental illnesses
Anxiety/ Panic disorder
To be affected by an anxiety disorder means that the person is feeling uncertain and has fears all the time. We can feel anxious many times in our lives, but this doesn’t mean we have an anxiety disorder. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, the fear and the anxiety you can experience in your daily life is quite different from the feelings related to this mental illness. If you have an anxiety disorder you would feel always worried, sometimes for one reason.
The bipolar disorder is a form of depression in which the personal experience extreme mood swings. According to Harvard health, this disorder usually starts with a depressive episode in adolescence or early adulthood and it can come back many years later.
Also, Harvard Health explains that heredity is really important in this illness. Indeed individuals with bipolar’ s cases into the family have more chances to suffer from it.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
This disorder is a mental illness that involves a lack of concentration. According to Harvard Health, stress and conflict can get worse with stress. Have a look at our health tips to manage and overcome your stress.
Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that involves the ability to recognize the reality, to have delusion and false perception of the things happening around the individual. The person suffering from this disorder can also have a disorganized speech or behaviour.
Some days can be hard for every one of us. To feel sad doesn’t mean to have a mental disorder. The sad period of our lives come and go, to the contrary depression can stay for longer periods of time. Depression can make you feel discouraged, riled out and not understood by the people around you. You can lose pleasure in hobbies or activities. Depression can arise in many ways and each one of us has a different way to cope with this disorder. Many people that suffer from depression choose to follow a therapy treatment that can improve your wellbeing, can help you communicate better with the others and can it can help you to have hobbies or to follow activities.
Depression is still quite unknown, however, there are many new discoveries that help us understand it.
According to the World Health Organization, those are some facts and figures about the depression in Europe:
• Each year, the number of population that suffer from depression or anxiety is 25%.
• Neuropsychiatric disorders account for up to 40% of years lived with disability, with depression as the main cause.
• Up to 50% of chronic sick leaves are due to depression/anxiety.
• The 50% of major depressions are not treated.
• In Europe, each year, the cost to treat this disorder is about €170 billion.
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