Mental Illness More Common Than Depression

Mental Illness More Common Than Depression

Heart alert beats are normal when we look at a horror film, as is the fear we experience before an important presentation. Presently, some people feel these sensations constantly for no particular reason.

In the United States, 18% of the population suffers from anxiety. For people with this condition, every day event seems difficult, says Futurism.

In an interview with The Guardian, a young woman said panic attacks forced her to drop out of college. This explains how the disease affected her daily routine.

“I do not like to stay all day in the house, but at this moment I can’t do anything else. It’s like someone pressed a pause button. I am currently looking for a change”, the young woman said.

According to the National Mental Health Institute (NMS), panic attacks are a symptom of anxiety. Among other things, dizziness, insomnia or difficulty during awakening and fatigue are included. Chronic anxiety is a condition that does not have a single solution.

Currently, medication is helpful but can not cure anxiety. For some people, finding a suitable medicine can be a source of stress. Also, giving up these medicines can cause worsening symptoms.

According to NMS, only half of those diagnosed with anxiety receive medical treatment, one of which is the stigma associated with anxiety – “mental illness.”

“Mental health is a global problem. Mental illness affects persons irrespective of race, status or nationality. The stigma that mental illness is, is not necessarily a disease or the fact that it only affects the weak can contribute to the extent of the problem,” according to Robot Hugs.

Mayo Clinic specialists propose some tips that should be followed if a person thinks they have mental problems.

First, treatment should be attempted by a person with whom you feel comfortable. Another important advice suggests that the person should avoid isolation. The process can be a simple one, from regular walks or involvement in certain jobs or clubs. Another important factor is the discussion about the stigma caused by these conditions.


Anna is an avid blogger with an educational background in medicine and mental health. She is a generalist with many other interests including nutrition, women's health, astronomy and photography. In her free time from work and writing, Anna enjoys nature walks, reading, and listening to jazz and classical music.

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