Mental Illness

Fortunately, if you or someone you know suffers from mental illness, it can be treated.

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness that can interfere with your ability to think clearly, handle your emotions, make important decisions, and manage relationships with others.

Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder is also known as manic-depressive disorder. This mental illness causes unusual shifts in energy, mood, and activity levels that may interfere with day-to-day tasks.

Depression

Depression results in low mood and an aversion to activity that can have a profound negative impact on your thoughts, behavior, and overall sense of well-being.

Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Dementia describes the symptoms associated with a decline cognitive skills. Alzheimer’s, the most common type of dementia, can interfere with memory, thinking, and behavior.

Anxiety

Anxiety is a generalized feeling of fear, excessive worry, or overall uneasiness that results from an overreaction to everyday situations.

Agoraphobia

Agoraphobia is a type of anxiety disorder that causes you to fear situations where you perceive the environment to be unsafe, making you feel trapped and helpless.

OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a chronic mental health condition that results in recurring thoughts and behaviors that you feel the urge to
repeat over and over.

Anger Management

Anger management is a therapeutic program designed to prevent and control excessive anger.

Symptoms

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms you may be suffering from mental illness.

Depression after a major life event

After experiencing a significant life change, some people develop depression, which is characterized by feelings of sadness and losing interest in things you previously enjoyed.

Behavior related to Schizophrenia

Can be bizarre, awkward, overwhelming, and could make life management difficult.

Late-onset and exacerbation of behavioral issues

A behavioral issue is a common untreated mental health disorder symptom that can affect a person’s ability to work and maintain healthy relationships.

Alzheimer’s and Dementia

A wide range of neurological and emotional disorders can affect a person’s ability to speak properly, which may lead to choking.

Families can learn to handle changing behaviors.

Aggressive behavior

Verbal and physical abuse violates social boundaries and can cause serious physical or emotional harm to others.

Isolation

Living alone and having a small social network can lead to isolation, which may cause serious health risks for individuals.

Inappropriate sexual behavior

This encompasses a variety of behaviors such as suggestive language, fondling, removing one’s clothing, and other inappropriate actions.

Changes in appetite, energy, or sleep

A sudden change in appetite, energy, or sleep patterns may indicate that a person is suffering from alcoholism, drug abuse, or mental illness.

Suicidal tendencies

If you’re having thoughts of suicide, you should seek immediate assistance from a mental health care provider or call 911.

Restlessness

It is normal to feel restless from time to time, but some types of restlessness can indicate that a person may be suffering from a mental health disorder or side effect to medication.

Delusional thoughts

An inability to tell what is real from what is imagined can lead to irrational beliefs that defy reason, even if proven incorrect.

Inability to concentrate

When you can’t concentrate, you’re unable to think clearly, focus on tasks, and maintain attention on a regular basis.

Major Depression

Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and changes in appetite and energy level. Without treatment, these symptoms may last forever.

The Psych Nurse provides the highest quality care and management for all mental health disorders.

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