What are the most Common Mental Illnesses?
The following illnesses are the five most common mental illnesses.
Five Most Common Mental Illnesses
Depression can come on as the result of a catastrophic life event (such as losing a loved one or an acrimonious divorce). However, it may also occur “out of nowhere” or even during stages of pregnancy. In addition to many of the signs listed above, a depressed person often feels hopeless about life, as well as feeling an ever-present sense of guilt, pessimism, or a loss of interest in things they used to love. All of these symptoms are long-lasting, and the person feels like there’s no way out.
2. Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety is recognized by a constant worry that something will go wrong. This often leads to panic attacks and/or avoidance of the stress inducing variable. For instance, crowded places due to a fear of feeling claustrophobic, trapped, or embarrassed. There are five major types of anxiety disorders, including Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Panic Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Social Anxiety Disorder.
- Recurring nightmares
- Constant temper tantrums
- Getting into fights at school
- A substantial change in grades
- Aggressive behavior