Mental Illness : A Mental Disorder

1033 Words Dec 11th, 2015 5 Pages
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 nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying” (Today, Medical). They are severe illnesses that need to be treated. Three types of anxiety disorders include: panic disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, and social anxiety disorders. What are they? What causes them? And how are they treated?
Panic disorder does not have an exact cause. Panic attacks are common in adults and teenagers, but they do not all lead to panic disorders. The signs of panic disorders are the following: “attacks of fear,” the feel of “being out of control,” worrying about the occurrence of the “next attack,” and physical signs, being: a pain in the stomach and/or chest, respiratory complications, lightheadedness, and a “hot or cold chill” amongst others (Nimh.nih.gov).…
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