Public attitudes towards mental
The facts are that someone you know right now is suffering from depression or some kind of anxiety related disorder and because of a general lack of understanding in society they may be reluctant to speak about it or to seek help and this can seriously delay recovery times and may even result in more tragic consequences such as suicide.
What we need to be aware of is that someone who is suffering from depression or panic attacks, or phobias or an anxiety related disorder, is not able to control it, they are not being difficult or indulgent or weak, and they cannot just get a grip or pick themselves up and get on with it. What they need is treatment, support and understanding and if they get it, they have every chance of making a full and complete recovery.
It’s important to remember that mental
All of us experience changes in our moods and go through periods where we feel fed up, disillusioned and down in the dumps. It is also normal to feel stressed at times, to feel anxious and fearful or to get emotional or angry. This is a part of life and things usually get back to normal after a short period of time.
However, when the symptoms are prolonged or particularly severe and are starting to hinder your ability to get on with normal daily routines, or are affecting your work or relationships or social life, then it could be that you need help.
The following is a list of symptoms that could indicate some kind of mental
Persistent sadness and low moods Disruptions to eating and sleeping patterns Hallucinations or delusions Extreme anxiety or agitation Panic attacks and excessive fearfulness Vague aches and pains with no obvious physical cause Feelings of isolation and loneliness Avoidance of social contact Loss of libido Inability to take pleasure in activities you used to enjoy Thoughts of suicide
Only a qualified
It may be that you need no treatment other than a supportive ear and advice on self help techniques or it may be that you need a short course of anti-depressant medication to get you back on track. In a few cases where the symptoms are more severe, you may require more specialist treatment but the good news is that even more serious types of mental
Source by David Mcevoy