Depression and anxiety are extremely common conditions. Differentiation from day to day, normative symptoms is crucial. The underlying reasons, extent of chemical involvement versus psychological and social factors is very important.
These are Severe Mental Illnesses (SMI). However, contrary to popular belief, they can be effectively treated in the vast majority. Some individuals can also go off medications and stay well. If treated early enough and with the right set of medicines, persons with these illnesses can do phenomenally well.
Child and adolescent mental health is a highly specialized area in psychiatry. Certain disorders like ADHD, autism, communication disorders, SLD and conduct disorder need to be recognized and treated at the earliest.
Old age presents with unique challenges when it comes to mental health. Other than depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, other challenges like dementia and delirium also emerge.
Addiction is a common problem. Addiction may be to substances, behaviors, internet, gaming and so on.
Sexual disorders are of various kinds. They may be related to poor erection, premature or delayed ejaculation, decreased desire, preoccupation with nightfall and so on.
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