January 22, 2022

Shropshire Recovery Partnership

Assist and support individuals affected by drug or alcohol use

Causes of Anxiety and Depression


Mental health, defined as part of the World Health Organization’s mental health, is “an emotional state of well being in which the patient realizes his/her capabilities, is able to cope with the challenges of life, is able to work effectively and fruitfully, and can make a meaningful contribution to society”. This definition is what mental health should aspire to achieve, but there are a few important issues that should be taken into consideration before we can conclude that the condition is adequately fulfilled. Mental health is not the same as healthy living. Maintaining a mental state requires special effort and resources, and these resources are not readily available to most of us.

People experience many kinds of difficulties and mental health includes a variety of aspects. The term mental health includes aspects like emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It is the ability to handle stress effectively and efficiently. The ability to face problems, take criticisms, and deal successfully with various aspects of life helps determine one’s ability to live a fulfilling life. Emotional, psychological, and social well-being are reflected in bodily changes – increased levels of physical confidence, assertiveness, productivity and motivation, better relationships with others and society, and lesser likelihood of suffering from common illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and hypertension.

Mental disorders are classified into two broad categories: psychological and behavioral. Each type has different symptoms and comorbidities. Psychological disorders include major depression, post traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, eating disorder, and drug abuse. Some symptoms of other types of mental illness are panic attacks, thoughts of suicide, wasting time or unable to focus, and physical ailments like cancer and HIV/AIDS. A few behavioral disorders include attention deficit disorder, gambling disorder, substance abuse, anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

While it can be difficult to get better, you can get better by treating your mental disorders according to the five percent rule. This means, for every one hundred persons, you will have to spend at least ten hours talking to them each week on how to deal with their issues. Talk to them about their biological factors and environmental circumstances. Also talk about treatment methods that can be used to treat their conditions.

As you begin your therapy, identify the sources of your mental health problems. This may include family history, cultural and socioeconomic factors, sleep patterns, and diet. Take care to learn everything you can about your family history. If you take care of your biological factors, you can control your illness, but you cannot change other factors that can cause your disorder to worsen.

When working with your therapist, you will learn coping skills and techniques that can help you control your symptoms and manage your disorder. Learning coping skills will help you control anxiety, depression and anger. Your therapist will teach you how to identify your symptoms and tell you what to expect with each attack. When you are having a panic attack, you might feel dizzy, short of breath, or feel like you are going to pass out. These symptoms can be scary, but there are things that you can do to overcome them.

Environmental and biological factors that contribute to your disorder can be treated. Treating your disorder according to your mental health conditions will be your choice. Medications and therapy are two ways to manage your symptoms. If you are unable to control your symptoms with medications, you may want to seek the advice of a psychiatrist or psychologist. They can help you find medications that can help you control your symptoms when you are unable to do so on your own. Therapy is another option if you do not wish to take medication for your mental disorders.

There are many different types of mental illnesses that cause you to experience anxiety and depression. Social, biological and environmental factors all play a role in causing anxiety and depression. Anxiety and depression are serious illnesses that can have long term and severe effects. Managing these disorders is very important. You should learn as much as you can about your mental illness. Educating yourself is your best way to find a treatment for your disorder.