Mental and Emotional Illness

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Transcript Mental and Emotional Illness

Mental Illness
Anxiety Disorders
Personality Disorders
Mood Disorders
Anxiety Disorders
• A condition in which
intense anxiety or
fear keeps a person
from functioning
General Anxiety Disorder
• Restlessness, tiredness, difficulty
concentrating, irritability, muscle tension,
sleep disturbance.
Panic Disorder
• Pounding heart, sweating, trembling,
shortness of breath, nausea, fear of losing
• Intense and exaggerated fear of a specific
situation or object
• Examples: fear of animals, heights, flying
Obsessive- Compulsive Disorder
• Obsessions such as a need to perform
behaviors over and over, compulsions such
as hand washing, counting, arranging
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
• Withdrawal or depression after a distressing
experience such as physical abuse, natural
disaster, accident, or witnessing violence.
Personality Disorders
• A variety of psychological conditions that
affect a person’s ability to get along with
A severe mental disorder in which people
lose contact with reality.
They may have hallucinations(hearing or
seeing things that are not really there)
or delusions(a false belief strongly held in
spite of invalidating evidence)
Mood Disorders
• A disorder in which a person undergoes
changes in mood that seem inappropriate or
Bipolar Disorder
• Someone suffering from this disorder go
from feeling upbeat and energetic to feeling
down and tired for no apparent reason.
Clinical Depression
(major depression)
• A mood disorder in which people lose
interest in life and can no longer find
enjoyment in anything.
Warning Signs of Clinical
Depressed Mood
Lack of Energy
Inability to Concentrate
Change in Sleep Patterns
Warning Signs Continued
Feelings of Worthlessness
Irritability or Anger
Thoughts of Suicide
5% of teens, each year,
experience clinical depression
A teen who has three or more of
these symptoms for more than
two weeks should be checked for
clinical depression.