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The risk of a mental illness increases, if one or more of your family members have a mental disorder, but this increased risk doesn't guarantee that you will develop a mental illness. Not only have some mental illnesses been found to be hereditary in nature, but certain studies have found that some major mental illnesses can be traced to the same genetic variations.
Some hereditary psychiatric disorders are:
- Obsessive compulsive disorder: Obsessive-compulsive disorder or OCD is a disorder of the brain and behavior. A person suffering from OCD has uncontrollable, recurring thoughts and behaviors they cannot stop repeating. Ocd also causes severe anxiety in such people. In 2000, a study conducted by researchers in Washington d. C. And Baltimore concluded that having one or more ocd family member (s) may increase the chances of you developing it too. In 2010, a study tracked down possible chromosomes that may be responsible for OCD.
- Schizophrenia: Schizophrenia is a chronic mental illness that affects and dictates how a person feels, thinks and behaves. Those suffering from schizophrenia may lose touch with reality and experience delusions, hallucinations, thought disorders and movement disorders. It has been seen that people who have an identical twin with schizophrenia are 50% more likely to develop the disorder and those who have one parent suffering from schizophrenia are 18% more likely to inherit the illness.
- Depression: Major depression or clinical depression is a common though severe mood disorder. It is characterized by an episode of sadness or apathy along with other symptoms that last at least for two consecutive weeks. Those suffering from depression may feel helpless and worthless, lose all interest in daily activities or activities they used to enjoy and feel unable to take part in normal day-to-day activities. Other symptoms of depression also include sleep pattern and appetite changes, chronic fatigue, concentration or focus problems and physical discomfort. Some patients with depression may become suicidal.
In 2011, a study pinned down a specific chromosome that may trigger depression development. Research on the hereditary properties of depression within families shows that some people are more prone to develop the disorder than others. If you have a parent or sibling that suffers from depression, you might be 1.5 to 3 times more likely to develop depression than those who do not have a close family member suffering from this condition. You are also more prone to developing bipolar disorder in such a scenario.
I have been having anxiety problem since 3 months. I am getting anxious during certain times like travelling, watching movies, etc. I keep thinking "what if I faint and fall down. Will people admit me to the hospital immediately to save my life" thoughts every time. When I get anxious, I start to feel very light headed, I get sweats and my heartbeat runs faster and I get chills in my heart. Can you please give me medicine to reduce these symptoms?
Recently most of us were shaken by the death of the well-known television actress, Pratyusha Banerjee. Her sudden death has brought to light the very common yet under-addressed problem - Depression - that a number of youths are living with.
Most mental and emotional health issues are inconspicuous in nature and, therefore, cause more harm than they otherwise should, most people still live with a number of symptoms of depression without even realizing it or do little to address it. When the depressive symptoms last for more than 2 weeks and affect the individual's personal, social or occupational life, it is known as clinical depression or major depression. There is often a delay in opting for the treatment because of the social taboo associated with depression.
Although cases of depression can vary from an individual to the other, there are signs that one can look out for, to identify a depressed person:
- Low mood most of the time of day along with frequent crying spells
- Feeling of unworthiness and low self-respect are very common in a depressed person. Due to these feelings, the affected person may become very critical and disapproving about himself or herself.
- Lack of enjoyment and loss of interest in a depressed person makes them no longer derive pleasure from things that once gave him or her happiness.
- Exhaustion and insomnia are signs that one should look out for in a depressed individual. These are usually due to changes in sleep patterns, from sleeping a lot because of feelings of constant fatigue or due to instances of wakefulness.
- From indulging in comfort eating to losing the will to eat, predominantly loss of appetite characterizes a depressed person.
- Difficulty in recalling details and tendency to over generalize as also problem-solving issues can point to the presence of depression
- Unexplained bodily pains and aches are another characteristics of the condition.
What are the different types of depression?
Regarding the different forms of this mental health issue, it comes in several forms along with their distinct symptoms, effects, and causes. These are:
- Major depression
- Recurrent depressive disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder
- Bipolar disorder
How can it affect your life?
More than 90% people who commit suicide suffer from some form of psychiatric illness and depression is the most common reason. The despair that usually accompanies depression makes the thought of taking one's life as the only means available to escape the pain. In addition to suicidal thoughts, it can also affect one's functioning in day to day life if help is not sought in time.
Depression is as curable as any other illness. Both medical management and psychotherapy are helpful in treatment. Type of treatment depends on patient's condition, the severity of illness as well as availability.
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I proposed that girl and he also love me but when I reach to her house he doesn't talk to me. And he avoid me in presence of any person. Then I got depressed. I think he loves me or not. But I believe he loves me so much but when he does not talk to me I become worried. Why this happened?
I'm 25 year old male I've been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia now I'm fine but sometimes I get so depressed thinking about my past about my ex girlfriend ,now I don't trust anyone and I'm unable to sleep in nights what should I do?
I consumed alcohol with my friends long time ago, nearly 6 months back. I had so much of it that I was black out. Next day I was not able to go out anywhere. It took me 3 to 4 hours to get rid of that pain, hangover. Can that be a cause for my any body issues now? I have not taken a sip of it after that incident. If I consume it again, will it do any damage to me?
What are the symptoms of anxiety? How to cope up with anxiety? I am having always unknown fear and I worry alot for everything. Is it anxiety?
Hi doctor, this is my life which im telling u, please read carefully and guide me, the decision which you tel will be definitely followed by me. Doctor im very very sensitive girl, I believe wat ever people tel, I believe all are good, I was not knowing how people re outside world, I was grown up securely wit loving parents, im very studious girl I got distinction in 10th std, but once I got in deg my mind got changed, I was influcend wit bad boys, on name of love anf marragige guy loved me I trusted him very much, I felt he ll. Marry me, hevused me sexually, but one day I came to know his thoughts, he became selfish, he became cruel so gradually I became far from him, this happened in. Just six months, but in all. These inevwr quit my studies I completed bsc, later on entered msc also, there once I got kidnapoed and raped from. College student, since I was in depression I came in contact wit other guy as good friend he was close to me as friend, he also parallel cheated me, like how first person i did, bcz of this second person I again got cheated in life, he was my classmate, same area also, o dint qant to cheat him so I said all real facts wat happened, he aggred, and he became closer again on name of love but fhis person aslo cheated me for sex, I beloved him blindly but he cheated, I ws going to his home, I know all his parents, all are very close to me, but neve expected tat this guy also cheat me. For sex,.in all. Fhi issues I some. How cleared msc also bcz im very passion about my studies I wanted to study more, so I completed msc, after I came out my dad was not well so I joinef for job in school, later by doing job I even completed B ed by doing job, evwn tat time second faint was in contact he was taking my salary also, he used. Me for money were I was not aware of tia tings in fat age, after B ed I gradually came in teaching field, I became. letter also mean while dad was not well so I tried to forget everything and became backbone. To.my family, till the age of 27i worked for my parents. I really love my parents. Now I got married as per parents wish, im. happy in. My life. This is what happened in my entire life once I entered job i.came to know wat s good. Anf bad, till. Tat I was vey innocent, but now after marriage im feeling like im cheating my husband, I got bleeding, vaginal infection, lower abdominal pain after my first night, doctor clearly said ir virgin, fo few people infections will happen bcz its for first time sex, so im confused wat happed in my past, doctor I really promise no one inserted directly, I never gave tat chance, but I do not perfectly remember wat happened, now the question. Is am I really good girl, am ideally pure girl bcz I had bleeding after first night, why did I believe those boys so much, y was I influenced so much, am I really cheating my husband, wat should I do now in future. Should I die bcz I did mistake, o I have dream. To educate poor children and help poor people aholud I carry on wit my life on fulfilling my dream. My parents are poor so im unaffordable to go to hospital for treatment please Kindly help me in giving good decision, wat ever decision doctor give I ll follow, if you tell to. Forget past and lead future please Do guide me on how to forget also, I should not have tat guilt feel abut my husband, please guide me. doctor im trusting iu,
Mood disorders are common psychological problems that affect a vast portion of the human populace all over the world every year. These occur when there is a shift or imbalance in a person's psyche which affects his or her daily function and interpersonal relations in varying degrees. Each individual is affected by these conditions in a different capacity and responds to them in a distinct manner.
Mood disorders generally manifest themselves as fluctuations in a person's temperament. It is triggered by various factors. These mental illnesses range from mild to severe, the latter requiring urgent psychological counseling and treatment. A mild condition may even develop into a painful and chronic one without any form of remedial intervention.
What are the most common types of mood disorders?
There are many distinctive categories of mood disorders that can affect a person. The most commonly occurring ones are as follows:
- Major depressive disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (sad)
Major depression is the most frequently occurring type of mood disorder. It causes mental and emotional turmoil, as well as physical anguish. Those affected by it may experience a single episode in isolation or multiple episodes over a period of time. The milder version of this condition is known as dysthymia.
Bipolar disorder is a comparatively rare condition that causes alternating states of extreme mania and depression. It is also known as manic-depressive illness. The mild version of this is called cyclothymia.
Seasonal affective disorder or sad is a depressive disorder that is known to affect those living in colder climes. It is caused generally by the lack of warmth and light, the onset of which begins in late autumn and lasts till the end of winter.
What causes a mood disorder?
Mood disorders are very difficult to diagnose as they can be caused by an assortment of triggers and the symptoms are not always apparent. This is particularly true in the case of dysthymia and cyclothymia.
Some of the usual factors that lead to mood disorders are:
- Chronic stress and anxiety
- Anomalies in the functioning of the nervous system
- Prolonged periods of isolation
- Childhood abuse and trauma
- Ineffectual coping mechanisms
- Insufficient nourishment/malnutrition
In most cases, a combination of multiple factors usually leads to the development of mood disorders and other mental illnesses. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychologist.
ADHD refers to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, which is a brain-related condition found among preschoolers, children, teenagers and in many cases extends well into adulthood. These individuals have significant impairment in academics as well as social situations and interpersonal relations. The child has difficulty sustaining attention, phases of hyper activeness and cannot control his/her impulses which make their day to day life at school and home difficult.
The symptoms of this disorder among children can be categorized under three headings.
- Hyperactivity which includes
- Inability to stay at one place runs around and tries to climb things
- Trouble playing quietly
- Excessive talking
- Inattention, which can be divided into symptoms like
- Getting easily distracted
- Tendency to loose things
- Facing problems related to organizing things
- Not listening carefully
- Forgetting about daily activities, carelessness
- Interrupts others as they speak and talks out of turn
- Answers questions without listening to what has been asked
- Not being able to wait for their turn to come
10-12% of school children before puberty are affected by one or more types of ADHD. ADHD especially hyperactivity is more prevalent in boys than in girls, with the ratio up to 9:1. Inattention and poor concentration are more commonly seen amongst girls. The rate of ADHD in parents and sibling of children with ADHD is 5-10 times higher than in the general population.
The probable causes of ADHD among children are,
- Neurodevelopmental changes - Poorly developed activity of the brain particularly in the areas that control attention and concentration cause ADHD. This causes an imbalance in the neurotransmitters or the chemicals important for brain functioning and development.
- Genetic Factors - genetic studies show that ADHD is largely hereditary in nature with a heritability of 75% approximately.
Hi, I have a gf. She loves me very much, care for me, even she had fast for me. I don't know why I am so rude to her sometimes. I love her very much but sometimes I am very rude to her without any big reason. This makes her very sad. She cries because of my rude behaviour. When I am rude on her, I forget all the happy moments that we spent together and also forget her care that what she does. Pls tell me what should I do to be happy with her and should not be rude on her on the little things. As this daily fighting is disturbing our relationship.
Cyclothymia is a type of a mood disorder which is relatively light or mild in nature. If you are suffering from this condition, then you will experience extreme mood swings for very short periods of time. During these mood swings, you may experience a low period (depressed mood) or a high period when you are extremely happy.
There is no set or structured pattern for the highs and lows that you will experience during this condition. This feature of the disease makes it more difficult to detect and diagnose. The duration of your mood swings usually last just for a few days but can also be extended up to a few weeks. So, the only sign of identifying this medical condition is that if you are not having a normal mood for an extended period of time then you should consult a specialist doctor to enquire more about the condition.
Though there are no special symptoms of this disorder, the usual signs of mild depression and hypomania can be a possible symptom of Cyclothymia.
Some of them are:
- Hypomanic symptoms
- Racing thoughts
- Minimal sleep
- Excessive talking
- Extreme optimism
- Raised self-esteem
- Being happy without any reason
- Unnecessary fear
- Concentration difficulties
- Abnormal weight changes
The mood swings that you experience during this situation do not get better with time or vanish automatically. So it is always desirable that you seek some medical assistance from a specialist doctor on seeing the symptoms of either hypomania or depression.
This does not always hold true but you might also start to experience suicidal thoughts if you also have a bipolar I or II disorder along with cyclothymia. So, if any such thoughts appear in your mind, then you should seek immediate medical assistance.