Mental health refers to our cognitive, behavioral, and emotional wellbeing – it is all about how we think, feel, and behave. The term ‘mental health’ is sometimes used to mean an absence of a mental disorder. Poor mental health is the greatest public health challenge faced by our generation. Trivializing symptoms of depression, anxiety, and other mental health problems.
If someone you know says they have depression or anxiety take them seriously, even today as mental health is not taken as seriously as physical health. There is a lot of misunderstanding that our society can’t seem to be shaken. Vast bodies of research show that anxiety disorders are not simple inconveniences.
Here are some of the anxiety-related disorders that millions of people are plagued with
Generalized anxiety disorders • Panic disorders • Social anxiety disorders • Obsessive-compulsive disorders • Post Traumatic stress disorders • Major depressive disorders
Even for those who are highly functional among us, anxiety disorders can and do have a drastic effect on people’s lives. So, let’s take a moment to dispose of some of those persistently vicious myths that people have all too often. I’m at the feet of those who are suffering from something they have no control over.
Anxious people should just stop worrying so much, everybody worries but people with anxiety disorders have worried they have disproportionately severe to the point where they interfere with normal life. These fears are not a result of inability or weakness to cope. They are the effect of observational psychological changes in their brain, scientist actually believes that anxiety disorders have an evolutionary basis. People with anxiety disorders literally just can’t stop worrying that is why it is called DISORDERS.
Myth # 2
“IT’S EASY TO SPOT A PERSON WITH ANXIETY” think about it if you a meet person who is not wearing glasses not because he has a 6/6 vision. Some anxiety sufferers are entirely well adjusted on the outside, despite the absolute meltdown that could potentially be happening on the inside. Infect someone afflicted with social anxiety might be desperately trying to hide their anxiety, that doesn’t mean they are OKAY they just keep pushing on. There are physical symptoms like dizziness, rapid heartbeat, shoulder and neck stiffness, insomnia, lack of power, a feeling that the heart has stopped, delusions, lack of zero tolerance to sounds and light and out-of-body experience.
Myth # 3
Anxiety can be cured by doing exercises, taking healthy diets, and praying. Exercise and spirituality may reduce normal stress by releasing endorphins in the brain but reducing stress don’t directly adverse an anxiety disorder. Exercise, a healthy diet, and praying might reduce the intensity and frequency of anxiety symptoms. It’s also important to remember that for some diet and exercise might become the focus of obsessive thoughts which could potentially lead to some dangerous eating disorders.
Continuing to believe about these myths or to make assumptions about another person’s mind will perpetuate their vicious cycle of uncontrollable fears. People who feel like being afflicted with anxiety disorder should always consult a professional and if you have a friend who is suffering from mental illness try to listen to them and keep reminding them that life is important…