Warning Signs for Mental Health Issues

There are numerous warning signs for mental health issues, however, Mental Health.org has provided a list of the most prominent warning signs, they include: a noticeable shift in sleep patterns, withdrawing from people and activities, low energy, feeling as though nothing matters, unexplained aches or pains, feelings of helplessness and hopelessness, using drugs and alcohol more than usual, feeling unusually confused, forgetful, on edge, angry, upset, worried, or scared, frequent arguments with friends and family, severe mood swings, experiencing persistent thoughts or memories, hearing voices or believing things that are untrue, thinking about harming yourself, and experiencing an inability to perform daily tasks.

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What is Mental Health

According to Mental Health.org, mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood, and behavior could be affected.

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Is Mental Health Genetic

Research conducted and funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has found that many mental disorders are caused by a combination of biological, environmental, psychological, and genetic factors. In fact, a growing body of research has found that certain genes and gene variations are associated with mental health disorders.

Your family history is one of your best clues about your risk of developing mental disorders and many other common illnesses. Certain mental illnesses tend to run in families, and having a close relative with a mental disorder could mean you are at a higher risk.

If a family member has a mental disorder, it does not necessarily mean you will develop one. Many other factors also play a role. But knowing your family mental health history can help you determine whether you are at a higher risk for certain disorders, help your doctor recommend actions for reducing your risk, and enable both you and your doctor to look for early warning signs

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Cure for Mental Health

According to NCBI, there is not a cure for mental health issues, but they can usually be treated effectively to minimize the symptoms and allow the individual to function in work, school, or social environments. To begin treatment, an individual needs to see a qualified mental health professional. The first thing that the doctor or other mental health professional will do is speak with the individual to find out more about his or her symptoms, how long the symptoms have lasted, and how the person’s life is being affected. The physician will also do a physical examination to determine whether there are other health problems. For example, some symptoms (such as emotional swings) can be caused by neurological or hormonal problems associated with chronic illnesses such as heart disease, or they can be a side effect of certain medications. After the individual’s overall health is evaluated and the condition diagnosed, the doctor will develop a treatment plan. Treatment can involve both medications and psychotherapy, depending on the disease and its severity.

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What Type of Mental Health Professional Should I See

The type of mental health professional you seek will depend on what you need . In general, there are five types of mental health professionals you can see depending on what you need.

  1. Psychologist– Psychologists specialize in the science of behaviors, emotions, and thoughts. They work in places like private offices, hospitals, or schools. Psychologists treat a range of issues, from relationship problems to mental illnesses, through counseling. A psychologist usually holds a doctoral degree, such as a Ph.D (Doctor of philosophy) or PsyD. (Doctor of Psychology). Psychologists can’t prescribe medication in most states.
  2. Psychiatrist– Psychiatrists mainly diagnose, treat, and help prevent mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. They use psychiatric medicine, physical exams, and lab tests. A psychiatrist is a doctor with either a doctor of medicine (MD) degree or a doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) degree.
  3. Psychotherapist– These professionals all provide psychotherapy. Psychotherapy is a type of “talking therapy.” It’s designed to improve your mental health and general well-being. There are many different schools of psychotherapy. They can involve therapeutic conversations, group therapy, expressive therapy, and more. The most popular type is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). You can use CBT to help learn how to change bad behaviors, thought patterns, or emotions.
  4. Social Worker– Social workers are a group of public employees dedicated to helping people cope with and solve issues in their lives. These can include personal problems and disabilities. They may also address social problems like substance abuse, housing, and unemployment. Social workers are often involved in family disputes that involve domestic violence or child abuse.
  5. Mental Health Counselor– “Mental health counselor” is a broad term used to describe someone who provides counseling. Their titles may also include the terms “licensed” or “professional.” It’s important to ask about a counselor’s education, experience, and the types of services involved since the term is vague. Counselors can specialize in fields like job stress, addiction, marriages,families, and general stress.

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Which Mental Health Disorder Do I Have

Mental health diagnoses are often quite complicated and require the expertise of a professional. If you would like to know if you have any type of mental health disorder, the recommendation at Today You Can would be to contact a mental health professional as soon as possible. Once you are in touch with a mental health professional, they can assess your situation and provide you with further insight to any questions you might have. Network Therapy is a good place to start looking for a mental health professional near you.

I hope that helped you find answers related to any mental health disorder you might have.