Anonymous asked in HealthMental Health · 2 months ago

What does it mean when a person is mentally disturbed?

5 Answers

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    If a friend or loved one doesn't seem themselves, how do you spot the difference between a bad mood and something more serious? Drinking too much, being a party pooper, crying all the time or any other ongoing, significant change in a person’s behaviors, thoughts or feelings could be tell-tale signs of a mental illness.

    Quiet or withdrawn

    We all need quiet time occasionally, but withdrawing from life, especially if this is a major change, could indicate a mental health issue. If a friend or loved one is regularly isolating themselves, they may have depression, post traumatic stress disorder, bipolar, or another mental health issue. Refusing to join in social activities may be a sign they need help.

    Feeling guilty or worthless

    Thoughts like ‘I’m a failure’, ‘It’s my fault’ or ‘I’m worthless’ are all possible signs of a mental health issue, such as depression. Your friend or loved one may need help if they’re frequently criticising or blaming themselves. When severe, a person may express a feeling to hurt or kill themselves. This feeling could mean the person is suicidal and urgent help is needed. 

    Substance abuse

    Are you worried a friend or loved one is drinking too much? Using substances, such as alcohol or drugs, to cope can be a sign of, and a contributor to, mental health issues.

    Weight or appetite changes

    Many of us want to lose a few kilos, but for some people fluctuating weight or rapid weight loss could be one of the warning signs of a mental illness, such as depression or an eating disorder. Other mental health issues can impact appetite and weight too.

    Sleep problems

    Generally, we need 7-9 hours of sleep each night. Persisting changes to a person’s sleep patterns could be a symptom of a mental illness. For example insomnia could be a sign of anxiety or substance abuse. Sleeping too much or too little could indicate depression or a sleeping disorder.

    Emotional outbursts

    Everyone has different moods, but sudden and dramatic changes in mood, such as extreme distress or anger, can be a symptom of mental illness.

    Feeling anxious or worried

    We all get worried or stressed from time to time. But anxiety could be the sign of a mental health issue if it’s constant and interferes all the time. Other symptoms of anxiety may include heart palpitations, shortness of breath, headache, restlessness, or a racing mind.

    Changes in behaviour or feelings

    A mental illness may start out as subtle changes to a person’s feelings, thinking and behaviour. Ongoing and significant changes could be a sign that they have or are developing a mental health issue. If something doesn’t seem ‘quite right’, it’s important to start the conversation about getting help.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Signs and symptoms of mental illness can vary, depending on the disorder, circumstances and other factors. Mental illness symptoms can affect emotions, thoughts and behaviors.

    Examples of signs and symptoms include:

    1) Feeling sad or down

    2) Confused thinking or reduced ability to concentrate

    3) Excessive fears or worries, or extreme feelings of guilt

    4) Extreme mood changes of highs and lows

    5) Withdrawal from friends and activities

    6) Significant tiredness, low energy or problems sleeping

    7) Detachment from reality (delusions), paranoia or hallucinations

    8) Inability to cope with daily problems or stress

    9) Trouble understanding and relating to situations and to people

    10) Problems with alcohol or drug use

    11) Major changes in eating habits

    12) Sex drive changes

    13) Excessive anger, hostility or violence

    14) Suicidal thinking

    Mental illness is a leading cause of disability. Untreated mental illness can cause severe emotional, behavioral and physical health problems. Complications sometimes linked to mental illness include:

    1) Unhappiness and decreased enjoyment of life

    2) Family conflicts

    3) Relationship difficulties

    4) Social isolation

    5) Problems with tobacco, alcohol and other drugs

    6) Missed work or school, or other problems related to work or school

    7) Legal and financial problems

    8) Poverty and homelessness

    9) Self-harm or harm to others, including suicide or homicide

    10) Weakened immune system, so your body has a hard time resisting infections

    11) Heart disease and other medical conditions

  • it could mean many things from psychotic to an emotional breakdown.

  • Murzy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    They are not in their right mind.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    🥴 Your mind isnt at rest. 

    Somethings bothering you. And you often have sadistic thoughts.

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