What is mental health?

Mental health is how individuals think, feel, and act. Depression, anxiety, bipolar illness, addiction, and other mental health issues can be treated by mental health professionals.

What is mental health? 

WHO defines mental health as “more than just the absence of mental disorders or disabilities.” Manage active conditions and maintain wellbeing and happiness for peak mental health.

Risk factors 

– occupation – a person’s level of social involvement – education – housing quality – gender

Types of mental health disorders 

– anxiety disorder – mood disorder – schizophrenia disorder

Early sign

– withdrawing from friends, family, and colleague – avoiding activities they would normally enjoy – sleeping too much or too little – eating too much or too little

Diagnosis

Mental health disorders are diagnosed in steps. Doctors may start by reviewing a patient's medical history and doing a thorough physical exam to rule out physical causes of symptoms.

Treatment

There are various methods for managing mental health problems. Treatment is highly individual, and what works for one person may not work for another.

Medication

Some people take prescribed medications, such as antidepressants, antipsychotics, and anxiolytic drugs.

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