5 Common Mental Disorders Explained

Mental health is a very important issue that has so much incorrect stigma surrounding it. We need to spread awareness so that everyone can get the help they deserve!

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Mental disorders/illnesses are a range of mental health conditions that affect your mood, thinking, and behaviour. A mental health concern becomes a mental disorder when ongoing signs and symptoms cause frequent stress and affect your ability to function. The following are descriptions of some common mental illnesses/disorders.

Multiple Personality Disorder/Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)

This is a severe condition in which two or more distinct identities or personalities are present in- and alternatively take control of- an individual. The individual also experiences extensive memory loss. Usually a primary personality carries the individual’s given name and is passive, dependent and depressed. When in control each personality may have its own distinct history, self-image and identity. The alters’ characteristics including name, reported age and gender, vocabulary and predominant mood usually contrast with those of the primary identity. The various identities may deny knowledge of one another, be critical of one another or appear…

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4 thoughts on “5 Common Mental Disorders Explained

    1. Yeah absolutely! There is too much negativity surrounding mental illnesses and we need to do more to change that. It’s really nice of you to start learning more about mental illness after your friend got ill!

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