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Many people have mental health concerns from time to time. But a mental health concern becomes a mental illness when ongoing symptoms cause frequent stress and causes problems with one’s ability to function.

A mental illness can cause problems in our daily life, such as at school or work or in relationships. Mild cases can be managed with counselling. But as symptoms worsen, they need to be managed with medications.

Major Depression: is commonly known as depression. It is a mental health condition with low mood, lack of interest in things, isolating, sleeping too much or crying. It is often accompanied by low self-esteem, low energy, and body pain and such.

Sleep Disorders: is a group of conditions that affect the ability to sleep well, on a regular basis – sleeping late, difficulty to fall asleep once woken up in the night. They are caused by a health problem or by too much stress or mental health issues. Most people occasionally experience it and self-limiting. In many cases, sleep disorders develop as a result of an underlying mental health problem.

Drug Addiction: can be a chronic illness highlighted by drug seeking behavior and use that is difficult to control, repetitive and leading harmful physical, social and monetary consequences. The initial decision to take drugs is voluntary for most people, but repeated drug use lead to brain changes that makes a person lose their self-control and seek drugs, to feel positive or in control of their life. Substances such as alcohol, marijuana and nicotine are also, considered drugs.

Anxiety: is a general term for several disorders that present as being nervous, fearful of strangers or places, being afraid of unknown/ future, and worrying constantly. These disorders affect how we feel and react and can present as physical problems like IBS, Chronic Diarrhea, Chest pain, Asthma like breathing conditions.

Schizophrenia: Also commonly called psychosis or paranoia. It is, not a common psychiatric illness. Psychosis can occur as a result of various psychiatric illnesses such as Schizophrenia, along with Mood disorders and Depression.

Psychosis can also, be caused by various health condition, medications, anesthesia or drug use or even illnesses that affect brain function, such as a head injury or cancers.

Postpartum depression: is associated with childbirth. It is very common after child birth and can be detrimental to both mother and child. It is treatable with medicines.

Mental health condition that can be triggered by a traumatic event - either by experiencing it or witnessing it. Some symptoms can include flashbacks, nightmares, severe anxiety or even continued uncontrollable thoughts about the event.

Dementia: There are different types of dementia – Alzheimer’s, Vascular and such. In dementia, there is short term memory loss, difficulty communicating or finding words, problem solving, coordination or motor functions and judgement. It can include confusion, disorientation and symptoms can include forgetfulness, aggression and sexually inappropriate behavior.

Bipolar Disorder: Formerly called manic depression, can be with emotional highs (mania or hypo-mania) and lows (depression). Episodes of mood swings may occur rarely or multiple times a week. It is treatable.

Autism or Autism spectrum disorder: A condition in which a child has difficulty with social interactions and communication. The disorder may include limited and repetitive patterns of behavior. Children can have wide range of symptoms and severity in this.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD): It leads to repetitive behaviors with unreasonable thoughts and fears which cause significant distress to the person. It is associated with anxiety.