Know the Different Forms of Mental Health

Different Forms of Mental Health

Mental health is the state of mind that an individual suffers. It is about how an individual responds to a certain situation. The mental state of a person can be both good and bad. Mental health influences your relationship, lifestyle and physical health as well. To have a good state of mind, you need to balance your responsibilities and life activities, and if possible, consult with the best psychologist near you. However, if the balance is disrupted, it can cause mental disorders. There are many kinds of mental disorders that a patient suffers from, which are described below:

Anxiety Disorders

According to a survey, more than 40 percent of Indians suffer from anxiety issues, and this problem is usually common among adults. People having anxiety problems suffer from unnecessary fear, depression, and stress. These are a few feelings that people face during board exams, fears and job interviews. Examples of anxiety disorders are social anxiety disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, separation disorder, and specific phobias.

Psychotic Disorders

People with psychotic disorders are not able to differentiate between what is real and fake. These kinds of patients need to improve their sense of reality. Much research has been conducted, and it has been observed that there are few viruses. Excessive stress, trauma, and the power of thinking play a significant role in enhancing psychotic disorders. There are other type of psychotic disorder including, schizophrenia, brief psychotic disorder, delusional disorder, and Schizoaffective disorder. People suffering from psychotic disorder suffer from these following symptoms which are mentioned below:

Hallucination: The person listens to taste, sees smell and feels that they are not anymore a part of this world.

Delusion: The person has unknown fear, always tends to have doubt and could not believe in real things.

Catatonia: The individual is not able to respond and becomes inactive.

Psychomotor behaviour: The patient makes unnecessary movements such as tapping, fidgeting, and pacing

Mood Disorders

Mood swings or mood disorders are common among teenagers. Mood swings happen due to hormonal changes and other factors. However, if the mood swings are persistent, no doubt it will affect your lifestyle. Some of the signs of mood swings are hopelessness, anxiety, excessive guilt, low self-esteem, low energy and much more. With proper treatment and self-care, these signs will get reduced gradually. Some of the forms of mood disorders are dysthymia, depression, Bipolar disorder, and substance-induced mood disorder.


Many people take it as a single disorder; however the term dementia refers to a wide range of mental conditions. An individual diagnosed with dementia has reduced cognitive abilities which can affect the patient’s life in a negative way. According to a survey, most dementia cases suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. People suffering from long term Alzheimer’s disease have lower memory power and thinking skills and becomes a barrier in the way of carrying out simple work. Other categories of dementia are as follows:

  • Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome
  • Frontotemporal dementia
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease


From the above article you have now come to know about types of mental health and its effect on your life. Mental health determines your standard of living and how you respond to a situation. In this hectic world, people suffering from anxiety is quite a common matter. To get rid of these tension, stress, and anxiety that you are feeling, you can go for career counselling, and it will help you a lot.

All the mental conditions that have been discussed above can be treated by an experienced psychologist. You may expect to have a special class where they will teach you the way of managing your emotions and the right way of leading a happy lifestyle. Hope that this article has helped you a lot.

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Dr. Pankaja is a psychological counsellor who works with anxiety, depression, marriage & career issues. She also helps folks manage life transitions.

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