With a recent increase in the use of mental health services in the United States, it’s important to remember that not all mental health issues can be treated the same way.
As a general rule, if you have a severe mental illness or have a medical condition that causes you to feel isolated or depressed, you need to seek professional help immediately.
But there are some mental health disorders that can be managed more effectively by the medical system and you may have a better chance of avoiding serious illness.
Here are the top 10 mental health conditions that can lead to serious illness or even death: 1.
Depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Mental health disorders affect up to 1.5 per cent of the Canadian population, but they are more prevalent in men than women, and the rate of illness is higher for men.
There is a correlation between depression and post traumatic stress disorder, a chronic mental disorder that can cause long-term effects.
The severity of symptoms can vary widely from person to person.
Some symptoms include thoughts of suicide, depression, anxiety or panic attacks, nightmares, feelings of helplessness, insomnia, nightmares and panic attacks.
There are treatments available, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, which can help people cope with symptoms.
The symptoms may become worse with time, so people with depression or anxiety may need to take medication to manage their symptoms.
However, if they can manage the symptoms, it may help to seek treatment, since treatment tends to be more effective than medication alone.
Substance use disorders (SSD) Many people with mental health problems use substances to cope.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the use and abuse of psychoactive substances increased by 33 per cent between 2000 and 2016, with about 1.4 million Americans aged 12 and over reporting that they or someone they know used a substance in the past year.
It can be difficult to know how to spot a substance abuser or whether they will continue to do so.
Some substance abusers may be using alcohol and other substances as a coping mechanism, but it is still not uncommon to see individuals abusing prescription medications or prescription pills, or using other substances to treat mental health symptoms.
Post traumatic stress disorders (PSTD) PTSD is a common mental health disorder, affecting one in five Canadian adults and one in 10 children.
PTSD is also often associated with social isolation, which increases the risk of death.
PTSD affects people of all ages, from children to adults.
Symptoms of PTSD can include intrusive thoughts and feelings, nightmares or flashbacks, depression or post-pandemic feelings, panic attacks or irritability, and sleep problems.
Treatment for PTSD is generally available and involves cognitive behavioral treatment and medication.
Treatment typically takes a few months to a few years.
Depression and anxiety disorders (ADHD) Depression and other mental health concerns can lead people with a psychiatric disorder to experience severe feelings of sadness, hopelessness and hopelessness, and sometimes suicidal thoughts.
In addition, there is a high risk of developing depressive symptoms in people with OCD.
For people with bipolar disorder, depression can lead them to develop manic-depressive symptoms.
There’s also a correlation in depression between suicidal ideation and suicidal thoughts, but this is not the case in people who have OCD.
In most cases, people with psychiatric conditions such as depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or OCD will develop depressive symptoms when they experience major life changes.
Anxiety disorders and anxiety spectrum disorders (ASD) Anxiety disorders can lead you to experience extreme feelings of anxiety or depression.
As you age, anxiety can become chronic and may impact your daily functioning.
People with a chronic condition that is a mental health problem such as anxiety or ADHD, are more likely to experience anxiety or other symptoms such as panic attacks and panic flashbacks.
There has been research on the association between anxiety disorders and depression, and anxiety symptoms and depression can be linked to anxiety disorders.
The most common anxiety disorders include: obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)