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World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day


Next week , October 10 marks World Mental Health Day which aims to create awareness about Mental Health.

 

What is mental Health?

According to World Health Organisation(WHO) Mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.

 MOST COMMON TYPES OF  MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS:

  •  Clinical depression

(A mental health disorder characterised by persistently depressed mood or loss of interest in activities, causing significant impairment in daily life)

  • Anxiety disorder

(A mental health disorder characterised by feelings of worry, anxiety or fear that are strong enough to interfere with one's daily activities)

  • Bipolar disorder

(A disorder associated with episodes of mood swings ranging from depressive lows to manic highs).

  •  Schizophrenia

(A group of thinking and social symptoms that interferes with daily functioning.

  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

(A chronic condition including attention difficulty, hyperactivity and impulsiveness).

  • Dementia

(A group of thinking and social symptoms that interferes with daily functioning).

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder

(Excessive thoughts (obsessions) that lead to repetitive behaviours (compulsions).

  • Post traumatic stress disorder

(A disorder characterised by failure to recover after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event.    

SOURCE: WHO(World Health Organisation)          

READMORE:

http://www.health.gov.za/index.php/shortcodes/2015-03-29-10-42-47/2015-04-30-08-29-27/mental-health

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