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10 Most Common Mental Health Conditions

Mental health disorders are common and can affect people of all ages and walks of life. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one in four people will experience a mental health disorder at some point in their lives. While each person's experience with mental illness is unique, there are some disorders that are more prevalent than others.

Here are the top 10 most common mental health conditions:

  1. Depression - Depression is a common and serious mental health disorder that can cause persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a lack of interest in activities. It can also cause physical symptoms such as fatigue, weight changes, and difficulty sleeping.

  2. Anxiety - Anxiety disorders are characterized by excessive worry, fear, and nervousness that can interfere with daily life. These disorders can include generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and phobias.

  3. Bipolar disorder - Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder that causes extreme shifts in mood and energy levels. People with bipolar disorder may experience periods of elevated mood (mania) and periods of low mood (depression).

  4. Schizophrenia - Schizophrenia is a severe mental health disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves. It can cause hallucinations, delusions, and disorganized thinking.

  5. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) - ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects attention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. It is often diagnosed in children but can also affect adults.

  6. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) - OCD is a disorder characterized by obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors. People with OCD may have obsessions with order, cleanliness, or symmetry, and may engage in repetitive behaviors to reduce anxiety.

  7. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - PTSD is a disorder that can develop after experiencing a traumatic event, such as a car accident, natural disaster, or sexual assault. It can cause flashbacks, anxiety, and difficulty with daily life.

  8. Eating disorders - Eating disorders are serious mental health conditions that can cause abnormal eating habits and a distorted body image. They can include anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder.

  9. Personality disorders - Personality disorders are characterized by long-term patterns of behavior and thinking that differ from societal norms and can cause problems in relationships and daily life. Examples include borderline personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, and antisocial personality disorder.

  10. Substance abuse disorders - Substance abuse disorders refer to the use of drugs or alcohol in a way that causes problems in daily life. Substance abuse can lead to addiction and can cause physical and mental health problems.

If you are struggling with any of these psychological disorders, it is important to know that you are not alone and that there is help available. Don't be afraid to reach out to a mental health professional for support and guidance. Together, you can work towards improving your mental health and finding ways to cope with your disorder.

If you are in Georgia, Beal Wellness has a team of mental health professionals that is ready to help you live a happy and healthy life. Book an appointment with us today.

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