Mental health problems are not restricted to mental illnesses or personality disorders. Mental health problems are any intellectual, emotional, or behavioral pattern that might be of trouble for us. It can be an unhealthy habit like smoking or an illness like Schizophrenia. The commonality between all of these problems can be seen as the negative influence they all have on one’s life. People dealing with such issues can feel the severe effects on their daily lives, functionality, relations with others, or the physical and mental well-being of themselves and the ones around them. Along the vast spectrum of mental health problems, the border between illness or disorder and other issues in the world of psychology lies in the form and intensity of their symptoms and destructive effects. A severe mental problem such as Schizophrenia comes with symptoms that make the person distinctive among others and its effects cover all aspects of one’s life. So it is called an illness; it is while a behavioral pattern like smoking has more limited negative effects and therefore it is called a destructive habit, not an illness.
What are the mental health problems?
What are the symptoms of mental health problems?
All of us have heard of depression, anxiety, personality disorders, bipolar disorder, Schizophrenia, OCD, addiction, sleep disorders, or words like these. As mentioned before, all of these issues have harmful influences on different aspects of one’s life. Regarding the intensity of adverse effects and the type of symptoms, we can categorize them. Let’s take a look and see what we define as a symptom. These are the most common symptoms:
- Chronic sadness and low mood
- Extensive anxiety or fear
- Feeling guilty or empty
- Having trouble in concentration and memory
- Problem in socializing
- Mood and emotional swing
- Sexual functionality or identity issues
- Alcohol or drug abuse
- Obsession and tics
- Eating disorders
- Having issues with sleeping
What causes such issues?
All psychological problems result from one or a combination of these factors: genetic background, dysfunctionality in some regions of the brain, damages during pregnancy or birth, inefficient parenting patterns, intense socio-economic poverty, and unpleasant life experiences. The more a person possesses a genetic potential for a mental illness or problem, the more are the capacity of other factors, and thus, it will be more probable for a problem to occur.
How can immigration influence mental health problems?
Immigration is one of the most significant turning points in life, and it is filled with different experiences. Your lifestyle would go through changes as you immigrate and enter a world of a new culture. You socialize with new people and face new situations and responsibilities. Anyone can feel a mental burden or stress under such circumstances. This stress can amplify different mental health issues -of any intensity- and even cause some. Depression, isolation, anxiety, or changes in the sleep cycle are the most common problems that can arise -even without previous record- during such conditions.
The other factor is the farness from whom the person used to be attached to or used to rely on. Having a robust emotional and supportive structure is one factor that can make life more tolerable and ease the process of treating illnesses and solving mental problems. Being away from the safe and intimate zone of those who were always supportive might worsen these issues.
What can Daroon do for you?
Any change, how pleasant it is, comes with an amount of stress. Immigration is, of course, a massive change in life that you go through it intending to make a prosperous life. Besides all the benefits you would obtain on this road, you may see yourself in a situation that you feel a need to aid. To overcome such circumstances, it is necessary to know your characteristics and personality with guidance by a mental health specialist. Then you can empower the strong points, find out the root of your problem, understand and change your problematic habits and patterns, check out the new conditions and requirements of your new life, and practice more healthy interaction methods. If, in this process, your problem calls for pharmacotherapy, the psychiatrists study the biological causes of your situation and prescribe proper medications to complement the therapy. In this way, you can build your life according to your desires and goals.