Signs & Symptoms of Mental Illness
Signs & symptoms of mental illness can plaque our minds and our bodies. From all different diagnoses to just symptomatic distinctions. Some of these symptoms range from physical to mental. Below we will discover some of the most important mental health signs and symptoms to look for.
Some Examples of Signs & Symptoms
of Mental Illness Include:
Feeling sad or down
Confused thinking and reduced ability to concentrate
Excessive fears or worries, or extreme feelings of guilt
Extreme mood changes of highs and lows
Withdrawal from friends and activities
Detachment from reality/delusional thinking, paranoia or hallucinations
Inability to cope with daily problems or stress
Major changes in eating habits
Drop in functioning: An unusual drop in functioning, at school, work or social activities, such as quitting sports, failing in school or difficulty performing familiar tasks
Significant tiredness, low energy or problems sleeping
Increased sensitivity: Heightened sensitivity to sights, sounds, smells or touch; avoidance of over-stimulating situations
Apathy: Loss of initiative or desire to participate in any activity
Nervousness: Fear or suspiciousness of others or a strong nervous feeling
Sex drive changes
Problems with alcohol or drug use
Excessive anger, hostility or violence
Physical ailments without obvious causes (such as migraines, stomach aches/ulcers, vague and ongoing “aches and pains”, pins and needle sensations)
Muscle rigidity, tremors, and changes in speech
An intense fear of weight gain or concern with appearance
Overeating, undereating & vomiting
Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
Seasonal inhalant allergies
You can find out more about signs & symptoms of mental illness at healthline.com.
Now that we have an overview of what mental illness is, the different types of mental illness, and some of the signs and symptoms related to illness, we can further look into ways of treating these ailments.
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