Physical And Mental Health

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What is Health
Health is defined by World Health Organization (WHO) as “A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”(1)
What is Mental Health
Mental Health is a level of emotional well being or an absence of mental illness.
Mental health is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a state of well-being in which an individual;
 Realises his or her own abilities,
 Can cope with the normal stresses of life,
 Can work productively fully, and
 Is able to make a contribution to his or her community (2)
To be a healthy person one should have both Physical and Mental health and these are related to each other.
What does Mental disorder means
Mental disorder or mental
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There are many types of anxiety disorders ranging from mild uneasiness to panic attacks.
Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)- when the person worries excessively about many aspects of their life for example; money, family members, the future or and experiences multiple physical and psychological symptoms that occur nearly every day for at least six months.GAD also known as ‘free-floating anxiety’.
Panic Disorder – When the person experiences a sudden and severe anxiety attack, they feel intense fear or terror that is inappropriate for the setting. The symptoms are often physical and include dizziness, shaking, sweating, and a feeling of choking, rapid breathing, and rapid heartbeat.
Phobia – involve severe, irrational fear of a thing or situation. For example; Person feels very scared when in closed spaces, crowded places like markets, or near lizards etc. The person usually avoids the fearful situations.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – a condition where the person has repeated thoughts (Obsessions) or does things repeatedly (Compulsions) and is unable to stop the behaviour or the thoughts e.g. hand washing to the point where the skin is
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