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10 Types of Mental Health Disorders

Mental health disorders are complex and can take many forms. When you are diagnosed with a mental health disorder it can be a difficult situation to find your self in. It has been said in 2017 that 792 million people lived with a mental health disorder. This is slightly more than one in ten people globally (10.7%) and that number is said to have risen in 2021. With this being said it's questionable as to why in 2022 Mental health disorders remain widely under-reported with a lot of society unaware of what constitutes to having poor mental health and possibly lead to having a mental health disorder diagnosis.

Having a mental disorder is one thing and having to live with any type of disorder from diagnosis can be worse. But if you don't know that you have a disorder or what is considered to be a disorder, you can't help and can't get better.

We all have to keep our minds healthy and in good mental health but what does it mean to have poor mental health or to be suffering with an undiagnosed mental illness?

A list of 10 types of mental health disorders

  • Depression - Depression is when you are persistently in a depressed mood or loss of interest in activities, causing significant impairment in daily life.

  • Anxiety - Anxiety is your body's natural response to stress. It's a feeling of fear or apprehension about what's to come. The first day of school, going to a job interview, or giving a speech may cause most people to feel fearful and nervous.

  • ADHD - Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that affects your behaviour. Someone with ADHD can seem restless, may have trouble concentrating and may act on impulse.

  • Insomnia - Insomnia is when you persistently have problems falling and staying asleep.

  • Addiction & Substance Abuse - This is when you have excessive use of psychoactive drugs, such as alcohol, pain medications or illegal drugs. It can lead to physical, social or emotional harm.

  • Bipolar Disorder - Bipolar is a disorder associated with episodes of mood swings ranging from depressive lows to manic highs.

  • Schizophrenia - Schizophrenia is a disorder that affects a person's ability to think, feel and behave clearly. When you have schizophrenia you may start to experience psychotic behaviour and have psychosis. When psychosis occurs as a result of a schizophrenia, you experience a disconnection from reality.

  • PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress is a disorder characterised by failure to recover after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event.

A lot of people who live with mental health illnesses say it's difficult to explain how they feel at times and the ways these feelings affect their brain. In some cases, people may be living with several types of mental disorders despite these disorders affecting their thoughts, feelings, and behavior.

The truth is anyone can have a Mental health disorders both men and women from any culture or ethnicity. But, mental health disorders are treatable. Doctors and mental health professionals can offer multiple levels of treatments, from medications to outpatient talk-therapy sessions to help you cope and live.

If you or anyone you know needs help with dealing with their mental health help contact

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