Disorders and Treatment
- Mental Illness
- Bipolar Disorder
- Mood Disorders
- Borderline Personality
- Mental Health Diagnosis
- Mental Health Treatments
- Alternative Meds
- Case Studies
With staggering numbers like these, it’s important to be aware of the physical signs of both of these mental disorders in order for sufferers to be identified and proper treatment given so that more normal, productive lives can be lived.
Depression is more than just sadness or the "blues." Depression, also referred to as clinical depression, major depressive illness, major depressive disorder or unipolar mood disorder, is a life-long mental illness that can affect the thoughts, feelings, behavior, mood and physical health of suffers. It is common for people to suffer from bouts of wellness followed by bouts of depression. Physical signs of depression may include:
Anxiety, or worrying, is a normal reaction to everyday stress. However, if a person suffers from anxiety for more than six months, he or she may have a specific anxiety disorder such as panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), general anxiety disorder (GAD), social phobia or another specific phobia. Physical signs of anxiety disorders may include one or more of the following:
Source: National Institute of Mental Health & National Alliance on Mental Illness
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