A healthy mental state is important for every individual, no matter what age you might be. Issues that affect your mental health and overall mood pose real problems that can keep you from reaching your full potential and ultimately rob you of your joie de vivre and zest for life.
There is no one-size-fits all diagnosis when it comes to mental disorders and there is no treatment method that works for everyone with equal results. Not only are there a wide array of types of mental health issues, but they also can fall along a wide spectrum.
Did you know that approximately 1 out of every 4 adults in the U.S. suffers from a mental disorder in any given year?
What’s more, depression is the top factor causing disability for people aged 15 to 44 in America.
Given these statistics, you’d think that people would want to seek the help they need to grow and thrive. Sadly, about sixty percent of people who suffer from mental disorders don’t seek out or receive the treatment they so desperately need.
Maybe this is because of the negative stigmas associated with mental illness.
Or it could be because people are unable or unwilling to get the individualized attention they need.
Additionally, there is often an important role you must play in your own healing process and when you are not feeling at the top of your mental game, this can seem overwhelming or impossible to even consider.
While mental disorders are prevalent, there continues to be new research that provides important insights and approaches for treating mental health issues.
Did you know that there are two important areas of study that may be able to improve the lives of many people living with mental disorders: genetics and neuroscience.
How do your genes affect your mental health?
When it comes to who you are as a person, one important building block to consider is your genes. Some research points to the idea that a number of mental issues may stem from the way your various genetics mingle with the many environmental aspects affecting your life.
Genomic studies have been done on twins to look at different ways that people develop when faced with different life situations and circumstances.
Is anyone more or less susceptible to mental health issues?
Mental health issues don’t discriminate. In fact, mental disorders are present across all demographics, including various racial, cultural and socio-economic groups.
While it’s difficult to pinpoint just exactly what causes each and every mental disorder, there are many risk factors that scientists and medical professionals have identified.
Top risk factors for mental illness include:
- Stressful events
- Family history of mental and addictive disorders
While it might seem bleak, there is hope for you if you are struggling with less than great mental health.
Take the necessary steps today to potentially improve your mental wellness and change the course of your life.
Learn what you need to know to take a more active role in your spiritual, emotional and mental wellbeing. It’s not impossible if you are willing to try.
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