We have already discussed about the definition and explanation of mental health in one of our previous blogs along with the characteristics of poor and good mental health. Now, let me tell you about the early warning signs of mental illnesses/disorders.
A Mental Disorder is “any condition characterized by cognitive and emotional disturbances, abnormal behaviors, impaired functioning, or any combination of these. Such disorders cannot be accounted for solely by environmental circumstances and may involve physiological, genetic, chemical, social, and other factors. Specific classifications of mental disorders are elaborated in the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–IV–TR; DSM–5) and the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Diseases” as described by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) at their website.
Mental disorders are also known as mental illnesses. They can be treated if diagnosed earlier. There are some warning signs that indicate that a person’s mental health is deteriorating or may warn about the presence or developing of a mental illness or disorder.
There are some mental disorders which do not appeared suddenly; they have been developing silently over a long time. There are some minor mental health issues, some disorders related to tension (anxiety / stress) and some very dangerous disorders in which a person lost contact with the reality.
At Rehab, a variety of clients and their families come for consultation and treatment of various mental health problems including addiction.
Each mental illness or disorder has its own signs and symptoms but there are some common behaviors or a sign which denotes that there is some problem or issue with the individual’s mental health. There are some early warning signs that indicate about the mental health problems; which are as follows:
The presence of only one of the above-mentioned sign / symptoms does not indicate or guarantee that the persona has some mental illness or problem. Al least a few of the symptoms should be present for predicting a mental health problem or issue. If many of the symptoms are present than consult a mental health professional immediately.
The well trained, professional and qualified staff of Parvarish Recovery Center provides screening, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of different mental health problems and disorders. Consultation is free of cost at our treatment center in Karachi.
If the warning signs of poor mental health is ignored than these minor mental health problems will convert in to a full-fledged mental disorder which can make the life of the individual as well as family very problematic. If timely and proper treatment is not provided than the disorder will become more dangerous and the person can even lose his or her contact with reality. This mean that the person will start developing signs for psychosis; which is a very complicated and life-threatening mental condition. If the person still does not get treated for his mental health disorder, then gradually he / she will become insane or completely out of his mind. At this last stage, the individual will only be referred to mental health asylum.
So, it is better to find solution of little problems than wait till the small problems convert into a big problem.
If you know anyone suffering from mental illnesses or addiction problems, you can refer them to www.prcrehab.org. We, at Parvarish Recovery Center will help you not only in identifying the mental health issue but also provide guidance to family about how one’s poor mental health can be changed to good healthy mental health.
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