Psychiatric disability and Mental health

Psychiatric disability

Psychiatric disability or Mental health is something that needs to be understood and taken care of in a better way. Psychiatric disability is something that affects major life activities due to mental illness like communicating, reading, working and many others.

One might experience this issue from years but the symptoms duration or even the intensity vary from person to person. It is quite unsure to predict or tell when and whether the treatment is recommended.

Characteristics of Psychiatric Disability

As I mentioned it’s sometimes difficult to understand when to go for the medical treatment we need to figure out and notice symptoms among the one who you feel is really suffering. Some common symptoms are:

  • Mood swings from highs to low.
  • Feeling too sad or down
  • Too many fears or worries, or extreme feelings of guilt
  • Cut off from friends, relatives, and other social activities.
  • Tiredness, low energy.
  • Detachment from reality.
  • Inability to remember things- Amnesia
  • Excessive anger or violence
  • Suicidal thinking

Types of Mental illness

Psychiatric disability
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Mood Disorders

Mood trigger, mood swings are some symptoms of mood disorder mental illness, now the question is how to understand that your mood swing needs medical treatment.

Now if you start getting negative feelings, depression and in your mood swings you have thoughts of suicide, the problem in sleeping, irritated, loss interest in eating or feeling over-hungry, lose weight or put on too much weight are some major symptoms that time to meet your physician.

Your doctor is the right person to decide how to treat your mood disorder as depends on various tests and condition. This problem can be solved by medication or talk therapy.

Anxiety Disorders

Now there is a difference between mood disorder and anxiety disorder, which need to be understood and taken care sensitively.

It is a feeling of intense fear or uneasiness or even worries. Fear could be of anything or I should say of several things, in which some are known or some fears are unknown, it could be unrealistic expectations, panic, and other physical problems.

You need to visit a doctor if you feel restless, tensed, nervous, fear, without reason trembling, weakness, restless and sleepless nights.

Coming to treatment it could be different for everyone which could include medication, therapies, and exercises which your doctor decides. It’s really shocking result of survey and Indian research done in various sectors on Anxiety disorder

Schizophrenia Disorders

This is the most serious mental disorder and requires lifelong treatment. In this, a person behaves really abnormally. Schizophrenia could result in a combination of delusion, hallucination and extremely disorder behavior and thoughts.

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Author: Ruchi Verma
Certified parenting teen practitioner, multiple Award winner, mother of two active kids believes in sharing the right source of information to readers which could help them in every possible way!!

17 thoughts on “Psychiatric disability and Mental health

  1. Thanks for post ??
    Aaj ki lifestyle me ye common hai, kisi k paas kisi k liye time nahi hai
    Per thankfully ab itni awareness aa gai hai, log isko samjhne lagey hain aur better treatment bhi mil raha hai ??

  2. This is an important post. I was suffering from PTSD and there was no one to help. We need more such posts to make people aware. Because such things aren’t easily detectable

  3. You have mentioned the true reality of life today. In this hustle and bustle today mental illness have grown too much and it is topic of concerned. Well written.

  4. Thanks for sharing some important topics here. We all need to know about Psychiatric disability and mental health. Very few out there who are ready to discuss on these topics

  5. Psychiatric disability or Mental health, This article is really helpful and informative to understand how is that affects major life activities.

  6. Such an amazing post it was, was damn informational and helpful. Mental health condition surely is a topic that should never be ignored. Loved this bit, I am definitely sharing the link with my friends!

  7. This is a topic on which usually people do not talk openly. We have to come out of our issues especially mental issues and talk about them before its too late.

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