Top 5 most common mental disorders in humans

First of all I’m going to share with you guys a common misconception among many of us. We have always tried to pretend like mental disorders are rare but no matter how much we try to ignore them they are real. If I was to tell you how many people in this world are diagnosed with mental disorders annually you would be surprised.

Most often we are so concerned about our physical health and well being that we almost forget about our mental health. There are also many cases in which the person knows he/she has such symptoms that relate to a certain mental disorder but they still keep lying to themselves because they are too scared of even accepting the possibility of being sick. You might be wondering why would anyone in their senses do something like that well the answer is pretty simple it’s because of the fear of being judged and not accepted by others.

I think it’s pretty sad that instead of making someone who is going through a bad phase feel better we make things even worse for them. I mean how can we forget that if they are in that place today we could also be in the same place or even worse tomorrow. Someone wise once said ‘Treat others the way you would want them to treat you. I think I’ve said allot more than I had to so without wasting any time let’s start off with the very first mental disorder on my list of the top five most common mental health disorders

1. Phobia

Number one on my list of the most common mental disorders it’s phobia. Now what exactly is a phobia? Phobia is an anxiety disorder involving irrational and persistent fear of an object or situation that lasts for more than six months. This condition could also trigger panic attacks. Now there are three kinds of phobias number one being specific phobia which is defined as the fear of animals or objects. Another type is agoraphobia which is defined as the fear of leaving home or a small safe area. The last type of phobia is a social phobia in which the person diagnosed would have a fear of the society or other people judging you.

2. Depression

Depression also known as a major depressive disorder is a very common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and the way you act. Depression causes feelings of sadness and a load of interest in activities that you once used to enjoy. What makes depression even more dangerous is the fact that most people take it too lightly . Many of them don’t even bother consulting a psychiatrist until it gets too late. 2 – 7 % of adults diagnosed with depression commit suicide . Other symptoms include low self esteem , low energy, guilt, isolation and sleeping disorder.

3. Bipolar

Bipolar is a mental disorder which is characterised by unusual mood swings . Someone diagnosed with this disorder often experiences shifts between elevated moods which are known as highs or periods of mania and lows which are known as periods of depression. In periods of mania you may experience symptoms such as high energy, loss of touch with reality and reduced need for sleep on the other hand in depressive periods you may experience low energy, low motivation and loss of interest.

4. ADHD

ADHD is the short term for attention deficit hyper activity disorder. ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed mental disorder in children. This disorder makes it difficult for a person to pay attention and control impulsive behaviors. Even though the symptoms of ADHD begin in childhood it can continue in adolescence and adulthood. Some of the most common symptoms of ADHD include interrupting, unfinished tasks, fidgetiness and lack of focus.

5. Panic disorder

Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder and is one of the most common mental disorders worldwide. It is characterised by sudden episodes of fear and panic attacks which typically last about ten minutes or so. The most common symptoms of a panic disorder are sweating, shaking, palpitations, rapid heart beat, numbness and shortness of breath.

Written by : Ahmed Shah

Lessons I learned in my 20’s which I wish I had known earlier

  • Hello everyone , for those of you who might not know well currently I’m in my twenties infact I just turned 25 last month. This post is about the lessons I learned after turning twenty in other words which I learned in the last five years of my life. I also wish I had known them earlier in life that way I could have saved myself alot of trouble . Anyways I have no regrets and I believe that everything happens for a reason , it’s still better late than never . Those who are young and reading this Im sure that you guys can benefit from these facts or lessons about our life so let’s start shall we?
  • 1. Life doesn’t wait for anyone, it goes on

    The first lesson on my list is that life doesn’t stop for anyone no matter how famous or rich they are there’s no way around life. You need to know that your problems are only your problems and other people might show sympathy or pretend like they can feel you and are upset for what you’re going through but that’s mostly just out of courtesy probably to get along with you and in reality no one really cares about what you are feeling and why , yes there might be some people and by some I mean the very few people that are really close to you and only they might genuinely care for you for example your blood relations . You also need to learn that there might be difficult times but always remember that life is like a coin and it also has two sides a good and a bad one. Learn to be strong in the bad phases of life and remind yourself that the world has no pity for you and that time doesn’t stop for anyone either keep up or get left behind

    2. Choose a profession that you are passionate about

    The second lesson on my list plays a major role in determining where you are going to stand financially in the years to come. We have been brain fed since we are little children in schools till the day we graduate from University to only focus on our grades and if someone doesn’t want to be a doctor or engineer our society starts considering them below average and even a no brainer. I don’t really get how is someone who is passionate about some other field of profession take for example media or journalism any less than a doctor or engineer ? This pressure is the reason many students are forced to commit suicide every year and it’s sad how in such modern times our thinking is the same as it was a couple hundred years ago. I believe that a person who is passionate about another profession can be more successful in that specific field compared to If they were to be a doctor or a scientist.

    We as a society need to do something about this thinking and move on from it so everyone can do whatever they love to do or have a passion for that way I can guarantee more examples of success than failures in the upcoming years

    3. It’s better to learn from other people’s mistake than your own

    There is this saying that I’ve heard multiple times from a number of people and I’m sure you might have heard it too coming from someone atleast once in your life it is that ‘we should learn from our mistakes and I used to believe in it myself and thought it was a wise advice for years . Now let me tell you something since the past couple of years I started feeling a bit mature and also started realising how this world really is a cruel place so I decided to myself that I will listen to what everyone has to say but will only do what my brain or inner instinct tells me to do. During this phase I also discovered that rather than learning from my own mistakes why not try avoiding them in the first place and learn from the mistakes of those who have been in the same place as I am today . You know this happens alot , sometimes we even know deep inside us that doing a certain thing would do us harm and doing something else would do us good but we just choose to completely ignore the facts like we are somehow going to dodge the bullet that many people before us couldn’t it’s just part of human nature to consider ourselves better than the ones who came and left before us . In other words everyone knows that smoking or substance abuse could kill them sooner or later but still no one really seems to care and just ignores it until something serious really does happen. How stupid can we be?

    I believe that rather than waiting to make the same mistake others made before us and learning from it after suffering from negative consequences why not take a look at some facts from the past and learn from the mistakes that were made by people before us so we can avoid repeating them that way we won’t have to experience the same consequences win win situation.

    4. It’s not truly necessary to go to the gym in order to stay fit

    We have been brain fed ever since we hit puberty that in order to stay fit and in shape we need to join the gym. I myself shared the same belief until I was tired of trying to lift weight. I was always inspired with Arnold and wanted to build some muscles but little did I know that the way I was trying to achieve that was simply unethical. Would you believe that I have tried to go to the gym 7 times every year once from the age of 13 till 18. The last and the seventh time I had promised myself if it doesn’t work this time I quit and will assume it’s just not my thing. Once again after going for a month barely five days a week I was done and couldn’t bare with the cramps and body aches. I had lost all hope but two years ago I was reading this article from someone who is really smart and fit too. I’m thankful to that person because of what I learned from him . It made so much sense when he said that the reason more than eighty percent of us fail starting off with hardcore exercises at the gym from the very beginning is because our muscles are weak at first. I realised he was right and I was skinny and no matter what I did I didn’t lose or gain weight. He also said that for the first month try only stretches and that’s what I did started off with full body stretches and today it’s a whole year I have muscles and am quite close to having a six pack . After a month of stretching the same gym exercises were like a walk in the park not a single cramp. I can’t believe that now I enjoy going to the gym what seemed like a punishment before . I hope you get my point since it’s an important lesson and mistake most people make.

    5. Stop expecting from others

    The last but surely not the least important lesson I learnt in my twenties is to never keep expectations from just anyone who pretends to be close to you. Do you know that almost every person has been decieved or hurt by someone they knew. What I’m trying to say here is that if we stop and think for a second someone who we don’t know or care for can not even hurt us. Only the people in our life and the ones we choose to trust and expect from can hurt us. We give the keys to them ourselves so please before trusting or expecting from someone be a hundred percent sure that they are worth it because they will either take advantage of you or play with your feelings and one day sooner or later leave you hurting.

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