There are different kinds of mental disorders and the signs and symptoms of the illnesses differ as well. Some people may be aware of their symptoms such as a person may know ‘I am depressed and need to see a doctor’. Similarly in some cases, the signs of mental illness may be observed by friends and family members. Signs and Symptoms of Depression: The severity of depressive illness can vary from mild forms such as dysthymia to major depression. Some of the common symptoms of depression are:
Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety: Severity of anxiety can range from mild generalised anxiety to severe anxiety seen in disorders such as obsessive compulsive disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder. Some of the common symptoms of anxiety are:
Signs and Symptoms of Mania: The severity of mania like other mental disorders can vary from mild forms such as cyclothymia to severe full blown manic episodes. Some of the symptoms of mania are:
Signs and Symptoms of ADHD: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common childhood developmental disorder and is relatively common among adults as well. The common symptoms observed in ADHD include:
Signs and Symptoms of Psychosis: Psychosis can be mild and occur episodically as a part of other conditions or can be severe as in the case of schizophrenia. Some common symptoms of psychosis are:
These are some of the common signs and symptoms of some of mental disorders. If you think you have symptoms suggestive of mental disorder it is advisable to seek the help of a mental health professional. Similarly if you feel someone close to you (family or friend) has signs and symptoms suggestive of mental disorder seek the help of a mental health professional before the problem worsens.
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