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Types of Mental Health Issues

The term mental health disorder is similar to what psychiatric and psychological disorders mean. When a person developed mental health issues, it affects the overall well-being of a person and may experience psychological-related symptoms. A person who has it may feel distressed.

The following are the different types of mental health issues that one may experience when aging. It is important to know the type of mental health problems a person experiences to get the right treatment and medication needed. Read on to know further.

Bipolar-Related Disorder

This type of mental health disorder refers to the changes in one’s energy and activity levels. It also affects the overall mood of a person. This disorder can cause a person to shift its moods from being energetic to feeling depressed. The shifting of moods can be referred to as either hypomania or mania.

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorder can cause a person to experience persistent and excessive anxiety, worry, fear, and other related behavioral disturbances. When we say fear, it includes one’s emotional response to either perceived or real threat. It causes a person to think that threats may arise in the future. Anxiety disorders are broken down into different types, which include agoraphobia, GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder), social anxiety disorder, and many … Continue

Mental Health While Aging

Experts claimed that treating serious and new mental disorders in seniors requires a lot of effort and time. As a person grows older, they are more susceptible to develop different types of mental-related issues. In connection to that, clinical experts may recommend the seniors went through a long-term diagnosis and regularly take the prescribed medicines. On the other hand, there might be a change in terms to the treatment plan of an aging person as they are more prone to develop new conditions while in medication.

As stated by the WHO (World Health Organization), depression and dementia are the two common types of mental illness experienced by seniors aging 60 years old and older. These two mental-related illnesses can affect 5 to 7 percent of the world’s older population.

A mental health of seniors is like appliances that start to show defects. Just like defective appliances, seniors who developed mental health disorders can be treated and become fully recovered. But as mentioned, addressing the mental issues of seniors requires a lot of time and effort.

The following are some of the mental health-related problems that might be experienced by an old-grown man. But don’t worry, since most of these problems are curable.

  • Substance abuse disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • PTSD (Post-Traumatic
August 2020