Others may find the individual's behaviour unusual, or erratic and may find it difficult to be around them. The individual may feel hurt, insecure, lack self-esteem and become depressed and isolated. Anxiety disorders – is an unrealistic and constant worry about aspects of everyday life. The individual may experience sleep disturbance. They may be restless or agitated, their hearts may beat faster, they may get the shakes and stomach upset.
Insomnia is a common problem for people that suffer or have suffered from physical abuse. This is can be caused by fear, stress, anxiety, feelings of guilt, and inability to let go of what happened in the past. A person may be afraid to go to sleep because they may have very vivid dreams about being physical abused. Insomnia can make a person find it very hard to function during the day as
There are many kinds of mental illness:- • Mood disorders This can be marked by changes in mood, either elation or depression. Depression and bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression) are both highly treatable, medical illnesses. Unfortunately, many people don't get the help they need because of the misunderstanding surrounding the illnesses or the fear associated with stigma. • Personality disorders Personality disorders are conditions in which an individual differs significantly from an average person, in terms of how they think, perceive, feel or relate to others. • Anxiety disorders Most people feel anxious at some point in their life.
Social isolation, poor housing, unemployment and poverty are all linked to mental ill health. So stigma and discrimination can trap people in a cycle of illness. The situation is exacerbated by the media. Media reports often link mental illness with violence, or portray people with mental health problems as dangerous, criminal, evil, or very disabled and unable to live normal, fulfilled lives. 2.2 How mental illness can have an impact on the individual: Psychologically: - person may become paranoid and therefore exclude him or her self -person may become paranoid and therefore hurt others who she/he fears will try to hurt him/her -person may become isolated and therefore out of touch with other people and reality in general -person may feel unloved even if it is not true -person may feel like he/she is a threat to society and therefore attempt suicide emotionally: -person may feel isolated, unloved, paranoid, panicked and non-human (read Francis Kafka's The Metamorphosis)
(Social Phobia/Social Anxiety Fact Sheet, 2008) Social phobia can be defined as the fear and anxiety of contributing in daily social situations. Those who experience social phobia feel as if people are staring and judging them. They also suffer from extreme self-consciousness. This fear can be strong enough to cause distress and can interfere with function in normal daily activities. Social phobia has been part of nature for several years now.
(2004), they may go through a day or week feeling sad in which they are irritable, moody, bored or lack interest in some facets of life. However, when there are signs and symptoms of “dramatic mood swings, cognitive distortions, and increasing conflicts with parents or peers are those adolescents more likely to be psychiatrically ill” . There are psychotherapy/psychiatric treatments and routine practices for depression to help to steer the depressed individual or group into more wholesome living and powerful positive cognition. Hence, the depressed person and other parties involved can live a more normal and productive life with effective follow-up. This paper will outline the types of depression,
These can range from side effects such as restlessness and irritability to becoming addicted to the drug and dependant on others. They can cause the user to become emotionally unstable and possibly suffer a loss of inhibitions. Many anti-psychotic
These types of mental ill health are known as Affective disorders, they involve periods of time where the individual experiences feelings of extreme sadness or extreme happiness, the individual may also experience a fluctuation between the two emotions over this period of time. PERSONALITY DISORDERS: - Personality disorders usually become noticeable in adolescence or early adulthood, but sometimes start in childhood. The individual’s patterns of behaviour and thinking differ from the expectations of society. These thinking and behavioural patterns are very rigid and may interfere with the person's normal day to day functioning, They can make it difficult for individuals to start and keep friendships or other relationships, and individuals may find it hard to work effectively with others. Individuals may also find other people very scary, and feel very alienated and alone.
Physical symptoms of GAD include a fast or pounding heart, headaches and inability to relax. Pyschological symptoms include excessive worry, feeling on edge, difficulty concentrating and sleep disturbances. After GAD has been present for a while a person may have inability making decisions that would normally be easy and may continually seek reassurance about everyday matters. * Panic Disorder A panic attack is where a person
People who suffer from depression feel a loss of purpose and value in life and themselves. Depression tremendously affects a person’s daily life. Daily tasks can become almost impossible to complete because a person’s mind is overwhelmed with thoughts and seem separated from society. Depression can deprive a person from getting proper rest. Depression is brought by traumatic experiences in life that augments a person’s stress hormone, and without the proper medical treatment it can result in mental disorders and/or even suicide.