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When I need to visit a Psychologist? What are the mental illnesses symptoms?

Updated: Apr 25, 2021

Mental illness is the main issue that we are refusing to admit as a society. Thus, we can see a lot of lost people who are lost and do not know what to do. In this blog, I will be introducing the warning signs and red flags that show you have a mental illness and need a professional psychologist or psychiatrist. According to the Mental health America organization "Mental Illness and The Family: Recognizing Warning Signs and How to cope" article (N.d.).

The symptoms in young adults, adults, and adolescents are:

  • Confused thinking "feelings of extreme highs and lows, excessive fears, and worries."

  • Anxieties.

  • Social withdrawal

  • Dramatic changes in eating habits.

  • Changes in sleeping habits.

  • Strong feelings of anger.

  • Strange thoughts (delusions).

  • Seeing or hearing things that aren't there (hallucinations).

  • Growing inability to cope with daily problems and activities.

  • Suicidal thoughts.

  • Numerous unexplained physical ailments.

  • Substance use.

  • Prolonged depression, such as continuous sadness or irritability.

While the symptoms in older children and pre-adolescents are:

  • Substance use

  • Inability to cope with problems and daily activities.

  • Changes in sleeping and eating habits.

  • Excessive complaints of physical ailments.

  • Changes in ability to manage responsibilities either at home or school.

  • Defiance of authority.

  • Truancy.

  • Theft or "vandalism, intense fear, prolonged negative mood, often accompanied by poor appetite or thoughts of death, frequent outbursts of anger."

Finally, the symptoms in younger children are:

  • Changes in school performance.

  • Poor grades despite strong efforts.

  • Changes in sleeping and eating habits.

  • Excessive worry or anxiety "(refusing to go to bed or school).

  • Hyperactivity.

  • Persistent nightmares.

  • Persistent disobedience.

  • Aggression.

  • Frequent temper tantrums.

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