Mental Illness : A Mental Disorder

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What is it like to live with a mental illness? A mental illness can be caused by a substance abuse, a hereditary problem, and injuries or defects related to the brain. Having a mental illness gives sensations and thoughts as if one were insane and in need of an asylum. Living with a mental illness is difficult because people tend to feel alone in the world. It truly is a sad and desperate feeling. Sometimes, it even seems to be the worst feeling in the world. Anxious feelings, or anxiety disorders, are a type of mental illnesses amongst others. Millions of people all around the world suffer from anxiety disorders. This disorder is an extremely common mental illnesses. These disorders create terrifying feelings in a person. They “cause…show more content…
The mind is working nonstop, thinking and thinking and thinking, but at the same time, it feels as if the mind is blank and all that is felt is fear. Treatment is highly needed for severe panic disorders because they can lead to a loss of control in one’s life. The treatments for panic disorder are: drug medications and therapy, or “psychotherapy.” The medicines, which are most commonly used, are antidepressants, anti-anxiety, and rarely, also “beta-blockers.” These medications do help, but they can either begin working right away or in a few days, or weeks. Also, like any other medication, they have the typical side effects, such as: nausea and headaches. Someone who takes antidepressants needs to be observed strictly because side effects may be suicidal. Psychotherapy is just like any other therapy, in which the person is taught how to control their disorder and think differently (Nimh.nih.gov). Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, or OCD for short, is another anxiety disorder that has “repetitive, ritualized behaviors” that one feels forced to do. These behaviors have thoughts that tend to be “uncontrollable, unwanted” (Helpguide.org). These thoughts consist of inappropriate images, “extensive focus,” fear, superstitions, and perfection. This disorder is compulsive because the mind causes a person to repeatedly “react” to something in a desperate, compulsive way. Physical behaviors of this disorder are to excessively
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