In the USA and around the world, mental disorders tend to be common. People might not even know someone they know could be struggling with one because they never talk about it from fear of what other people think of them. Another interesting fact is that many who suffer from mental illness tend to have more than one. Some can even have up to around 3/5 or more.
Check out these top 10 Mental Illnesses in the USA and around the world
10. Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s disease itself is not a “mental illness” itself. However, when a person has this it can potentially cause mental problems. It tends to effect people 65 years of age and older. Dementia is one of the most common causes of this disease. This type of disease can cause anxiety, depression, hallucinations and agitation plus many other mental illness symptoms. It’s important for an Alzheimer’s patient to be evaluated mentally to make sure they are not suffering from one of these things.
There’s a lot of debate right now as to if Autism is or isn’t a mental illness. Autism just like Alzheimer’s can cause many of the mental illnesses such as depression. Just like with Alzheimer’s it’s important to have the patient evaluated to make sure they don’t’ suffer with another kind of illness. Autism spectrum disorder can also develop which might cause other mental illness symptoms.
A lot of research has been done over the years in regards to ADHD. ADHD is now classified as a psychiatric disorder. Often times when a child has ADHD they continue to have it through adulthood. ADHD can cause a child to be hyper active or they might not be able to control sudden impulses that they have. Another sign that someone has ADHD is when they cannot pay attention or sit still for long periods of time.
7. Eating Disorders
There’s a variety of eating disorders but the three types that tend to be common is: nervosa, binge-eating disorder and bulimia. Often times depression and other mental illness symptoms can cause a person to struggle and have one of these eating disorders. Males can develop one of these disorders but often times, women tend to have them. Binge-eating disorder is now just getting noticed and more research is being done on it.
Over the years there has been some confusion over schizophrenia. Some have confused it with multiple personality or either a split personality. However, it is a psychosis. This is a mental illness and when a person has this, they often cannot tell what is imagined or what might not be real. Ones who struggle with this often times also lose touch with the reality that they are in. Another interesting thing to note is that this disorder is also considered a brain disease.
5. Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline personality disorder can be considered a serious mental illness disorder, especially when not treated. It can disrupt the family, work and social events plus many other things. A person with this disorder might have depression, anger, anxiety that could last for hours or sometimes days and even years. Sometimes they could struggle with self-injury and have episodes of impulsive aggression.
4. Communication Disorder
Social communication disorder is rather new. If you have never heard of it before, don’t worry because many have not for now. Communication disorder is where a person has a hard time with knowing how to greet someone appropriately, rephrasing breakdowns with communication, changing their language or either communication style based on their partner or friend. They can also make and keep friendships very close. People with communication disorder can sometimes get depressed and struggle with other signs of mental illness from not being understood.
3. Impulse Control Disorder
Impulse control disorder, is considered a psychiatric disorder. People who struggle with this often tend to fight the urge or impulses they have. The impulses could include a variety of things from shopping to gambling. Some of the ones who struggle with this disorder tend to also have other symptoms such as irritability, anxiety, isolating themselves from family and friends, feels of not being worthy and even episodes at random of emotional detachment.
2. Morbid Jealousy
Morbid jealousy is also known as pathological jealousy. This is when a partner might be jealous of their partner and thinking that their spouse might be cheating or unfaithful all the time without any proof. Other signs of this type of jealousy include controlling their partners social circle, threatening to cause harm to himself or either others, going through their loved ones belongings and even denying the fact that they are jealous. Morbid jealousy can cause depression and other mental illness symptoms.
1. Narcissistic Personality Disorder
When a person struggles with having a narcissistic personality disorder they can have extreme self-centered issues and talk only of themselves. They are uninterested and incapable of seeing someone else’s perspective or view point. They can struggle with relationships and friendships from it. Sometimes they can also become suicidal, have anger issues and get envious when they feel they are overlooked or either mistreated. At one point, this type of disorder was not seen as being a mental illness. However, over the years as research has been done and studies conclude that this can be classified as a person having a mental health disorder.
When you struggle with a disorder or have problems, talk with someone professionally. There’s so many new studies being done that even if you couldn’t get help before you might be able to get help now. They won’t know how to help you unless if you talk to someone. Sometimes it even just feels better letting it all out and finding out what you have instead of holding everything inside. Don’t wait until it’s too late. If you feel alone or struggling with anything, even if not a mental disorder, still talk with someone personally. Ignoring the situation might make things worse and harder to overcome later on. It’s better to deal with it now then wait on getting the help that you need for it.