Common Mental Disorders in Adolescents and Adults in South Yarra

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Mental disorders are mental health conditions that affect your behaviour, thinking, and mood. Today, mental health has become one of the major concerns globally, owing to the rising mental illnesses in adolescents and adults.

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Common Mental Disorders in Adolescents and Adults in South Yarra Mental disorders are mental health conditions that affect your behaviour thinking and mood. Today mental health has become one of the major concerns globally owing to the rising mental illnesses in adolescents and adults. There can be a profusion of causes of these mental illnesses ranging from biological factors such as chemical imbalances in the brain life experiences like history of abuse social factors such as relationship issues domestic violence traumatic brain injury use of alcohol or drug abuse infections to the feeling of loneliness and more. As adolescents and adults comprise more than half of the world population it is necessary to learn about these mental disorders to subdue them as they pose a consistent threat to the substantial part of the population. So here are some common mental disorders faced by adolescents and adults in South Yarra. Stress and anxiety Anxiety can be commonly seen in adolescents from age group 13 to 18 years that often persist into adulthood. It is characterized by a feeling of worry fear and uneasiness. Professional or work-related problems and relationship issues are the most common triggers of stress in adults. While in adolescents academic pressure peer pressure broken home and low self-esteem are the most well-known causes of stress or anxiety. Besides several phobias can also be related to anxieties. Clinical depression The prevalence of depression in youth and adults have become a national issue owing to its suicidal tendencies. It is characterized by the feeling of loneliness consistent low mood absence of interest in almost everything and hopelessness.

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It is mainly caused due to biological and social factors. When it comes to youth or adolescents the causes of depression are almost the same as that of stress which is mentioned above. Eating Disorder Eating disorder characterized by abnormal eating behaviours are usually found in Adolescents. These unusual eating habits include either insufficient or excessive eating. It includes binge eating disorder bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa. Moreover it also involves a great concern towards body shape and weight. Eating disorders are most common in females than in males. It can lead to several health problems like heart problems kidney problems or even death. It often becomes the root cause of depression anxieties or stress. Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder ADHD Difficulty in paying attention taking actions without thinking impulsivity and being overactive hyperactivity are common symptoms of Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder ADHD. It is generally found in children and adolescents. Brain injuries drug use smoking alcohol consumption and low birth weight are some of its significant causes. Other severe mental illnesses Though these are some common mental illnesses found in adults and adolescents other severe mental health conditions include Autism Aspergers Syndrome Obsessive-compulsive disorder OCD Schizophrenia Panic disorder Post-traumatic stress disorder and Dementia What you should do As you must have heard prevention is always better than cure. So adopt a healthy life to avoid these mental problems that can deteriorate your daily functions. However if you are already suffering from any of the above mentioned mental disorders then consult with the relevant psychologist. It is first necessary to be aware that you are suffering from mental illness to get the right treatment so pay attention to warning signs. Then look for the best South Yarra psychologist for mental health treatment. A psychologist not only diagnoses the causes of your mental illness but also help to overcome them through counselling sessions and other psychotherapy treatments. So get the right help before it is too late

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