Mental health disorders are surprisingly common in the general adult population, and most afflicted individuals are capable of holding jobs, making friends, and getting on with their lives; however, they would be much happier and more functional if they received the proper treatment.
Anxiety disorders are the number one mental health disorder among adults, affecting almost 20% of the population. Anxiety disorders include a broad range of anxieties, from generalized anxiety, terrifying panic attacks, and crippling social anxiety, to specific intense fear of a particular thing or situation (phobias). Anxiety disorders can be distinguished from normal fears and anxiety by whether the response is appropriate for the situation, whether the person can control or function through the response, and whether the anxiety/fear is adversely affecting the person’s quality of life and ability to function.
The most prevalent mood disorder is depression, which may affect up to 10% of the population, although the number is not known for sure since so many people fail to seek help for their persistent depression. Many people do not realize they have depression because they think it means being really sad all the time. This is often not the case, and instead symptoms like a lack of motivation, inability to take pleasure in things that should give pleasure, excessive irritability, and a generally negative outlook can all signal that you are suffering from depression.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Although most people think of wars when they think of PTSD, in actual fact, it can be caused by a wide range of events. The most common event that can trigger PTSD is some form of sexual violence such as a rape or an attempted rape; victims of sexual violence are far more likely to develop PTSD than victims of other kinds of assault. Traffic accidents, domestic violence, a sudden unexpected death of a loved one or pet, and natural disasters are also common causes of PTSD.
If you or someone you love is experiencing one of these common mental illnesses or some other mental health problem, do not hesitate to seek out help at Cady Wellness Institute. We are located in Newburgh, IN. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!