Posted on Apr 15, 2006 | Comments 0
In search of answer to the mental health disorders, professionals, researchers, philosophers and many others are examining the mental health for many years. First, there are many types of mental health disorders.
Types of Mental Health Disorders
The types include adjustment disorders, bipolar, sexual disorders, dementia and delirium, as well as many other mental health disorders that affect people every day. Looking at adjustment disorders, which is a common diagnosis where the person has difficulties adapting to stress.
Bipolar or Manic Depression
Bipolar is a very common mental health disorder, and often the diagnoses are misconstrued. Bipolar or manic-depression affects people by bringing forth symptoms such as, hyperactivity, mood swings, excessive worrying and so on.
After dealing with an individual for more than a year with Bipolar, I can tell you upfront that the individuals can drive you crazy if a solution for treatment are not ministered to immediately.
A Bipolar patient often suffers with suicidal tendencies, in most cases the patient do this for seeking attention. Few actually threaten suicide and few actually carry it out. Most people believe that Bipolar is a mental illness.
But actually the truth is that Bipolar is directly linked to Chemical Imbalances. This implies that Bipolar is more neurological than psychological. In other words, the brain has chemicals that were not nourished.
Therefore, when the nervous system is affected so is the mind and for this reasons it is categorized under mental health. Recent studies have directly linked Bipolar to ancestry or genetics. Studies have also shown that most Bipolar patients who are diagnosed often have a family history of mood swings in the family
The problem then is treating the diagnosis affectively without over medicating or setting the patient on medications that affect psychotic breaks. Often the childhood development and suffering that was never dealt with is linked with the chemical disorders that promote mood swings.
The bipolar symptoms will often increase, if the mind has trauma in the back and is not brought to the front for learning, accepting, and handling. Yet, bipolar is not the only mental health issue we are facing today.
Dementia and Delirium
Dementia and delirium are mind disorders i.e. this disability causes loss of memory, confusion, and this is very common in the older generation of people. Since other diagnosis show similar symptoms, the diagnosis can confuse professionals if the patient is younger.
Diagnosis such as alcoholism and drug disorders often causes mental blackouts, as well as other symptoms of Dementia and delirium. Alcoholism and drugs is often linked to hereditary and is considered a disease.
Alcohol and drugs automatically affect the mind to a degree, but it entirely depends on the status of the mind before drugs or alcohol became an issue. Most often the alcoholism and drug addictions are directly linked to mental health disorders.
Sexual disorders are another type of mental health disorder that separates itself entirely from bipolar, adjustment disorders, and other types of diagnosis. Sexual deviation is more often than not linked to abuse, pornography, and other types of negative behaviors.
Recent studies have proven that psychopath or Serial Killers or sociopath behaviors are hereditary. Some studies have attempted to prove that the symptoms are a direct link to child abuse, which may be true in some cases, but not in all cases.
There has been evidence that link injuries in the brain that are causing the interruptions. The mind is a tricky thing, and until humankind is able to understand the mind completely and start accepting some realities, we are going to continue dealing with mental health and mental illnesses with little results.
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