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Mental health symptoms and issues

Mental health symptoms and issues for you

Mental health symptoms and issues,a few things you should know.

Nowadays, the youths and teens are opening up more about the demons they deal with and what goes on in their heads, pertaining to their mental health.

Here are a few things you should know
about
Insomnia
Multiple personality disorder, (DID, dissociative personality disorder).
PTSD (Post traumatic stress disorder)


PTSD:

Is a mental health condition that is triggered by terrifying events, either experienced or witnessed by the victims.

A PTSD patient may be plagued with flashbacks, nightmares and anxiety. When people go through traumatic events they have might difficulty coping, it is possible to get better with a good self care and time but sometimes the symptoms go on for months or worse, for years and it interferes in the day-to-day life of a victim.

The symptoms may start showing within one month of whatever triggered it and sometimes they may not appear until years after the event. The symptoms are generally grouped into four types:
Intrusive memories
Avoidance
Negatives changes in thinking and mood
Changes in physical and emotional reaction.

PTSD symptoms may vary in intensity as time passes, you could have more PTSD symptoms when you are stressed in general or when you come across triggers of the event you went through.  (triggers are reminders of your trauma, it could a gun shot, stories about domestic violence or sexual assault) these may overwhelm you with memories of your own trauma.



Multiple personality disorder:

Multiple personality disorder are disruptions or breakdowns of memories, identity or perception and awareness. Also known as Dissociative identity disorder (DID) people with DID often develop one or more alternative personalities that function with or without awareness of the victim's usual personality.

The symptoms on this may be mild but they can also be severe to the point where they interfere with a person day-to-day functioning, both in personal life and at work.

Dissociative disorders could be caused by histories of trauma and 90% of the cases of DID involve an history of abuse. The traumas involve severe emotional, physical and sexual abuses. They could also be linked to accidents, war, natural disasters and the loss of a loved one. It could also be from a prolonged period of isolation due to an illness.

DID is often developed as a coping mechanism that victims use to disconnect from stressful or traumatic situations. They dissociate painful memories from everyday thought processes.



Insomnia:

Insomnia is a sleeping disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. These individuals find it hard to fall asleep or stay asleep.

Insomnia leads to lethargy, daytime sleepiness, mood swings, anxiety and irritability. People with insomnia also have been associated with a higher risk of developing chronic diseases.

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