Tue. Jan 19th, 2021

Types of mental health issues and illnesses

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Mental health is important for overall health; if you are no well-being mentally, you may face a lot of mental health issues. Many reasons may cause mental illness such as childhood abuse, loneliness, isolation, discrimination, poverty, stress, unemployment, anxiety, and last but not the least debt. These are genuine reasons that lead to serious mental health issues and illness. However, in this article, I’m going to share some major types of mental health issues and illnesses as stated by the best psychologist in Dubai.


Anxiety is one of the common mental health issues; people with anxiety have symptoms of fear, sweating, dread, and rapid heartbeat. It is also called general anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and specific phobias. If it is diagnosed in an early stage, it can be overcome with simple treatments such as meditation and typical therapies. It is also followed by depression UAE.

Mood disorder:

Mood disorder is also known as an affective disorder. People with a mood disorder are likely to have symptoms of sadness, feeling of happiness, and sometimes extreme sadness. The bipolar disorder, depression, and cyclothymic order are the most common types of mood disorders.

Psychotic disorder:

In this mental illness, people tend to face distorted awareness and thinking. People with this issue are likely to have two types of symptoms, such as hallucinations and delusions. In hallucination, people experience unusual images and voices that do not exist. People with delusions symptoms believe in things that are not true. Schizophrenia is another type of psychotic disorder.

Eating disorder:

People with an eating disorder are likely to have symptoms of attitudes, extreme emotions, and weird behavior for food and weight. There are many common types of eating disorders, such as binge eating, bulimia nervosa, and anorexia nervosa.

Personality disorder:

People who have this mental health issue are very extreme in their behavior; it may create problems in social relationships, office work, or schoolwork. They have different thinking than others and interference with other’s matters.

Addiction or impulse control disorder:

People with this mental health issue have no control over themselves, which is harmful to them and others. Mostly, people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol have impulse control disorder.  There are many types of impulse control disorders such as pyromania, compulsive gambling, and kleptomania, etc. many people with this issue start to ignore their relationship responsibilities, which create problems in relationships.