Mental Health Disorders

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Mental disorders are somewhat common occurrences that need to be treated. People who have mental disorders sometimes realize they have a problem and sometimes they don't. The goal, regardless, is to get the appropriate help and solve their problem. Here's a list of different types of mental disorders and how to spot them.

  • Amok: This is the feeling you get if you feel kind of ho-hum about yourself and then feel the need to instantly lash out against someone. The behavior that happens can be so severe that the individual is violent and possibly homicidal

  • Nervous Attack: These are attacks you have that result in an uncontrollable response such as shouting, crying, and possibly seizures. Nervous attacks are generally triggered by another stressful event.

  • Brain Fag: This is a mental disorder that people get from studying too much. It mainly affects high school or college students who are studying too hard and end up having difficulty concentrating or remembering

  • Ghost Sickness: This is a condition in which someone is constantly thinking and talking about death and people who have died

  • Koro: This mental disorder brings about an instantaneous stress that a person's reproductive organs will recess into their bodies and possibly cause death. This is prominent in Malaysian countries, and typically originates from a person's guilt over having sex with prostitutes and over not living up to people's expectations of purity

  • Locura: This mental disorder causes someone to feel very vulnerable to common day-to-day situations. They don't feel as if they can control themselves. They feel very much as if someone else makes all their decisions. People with locura have reported hallucinations and sometimes violent behavior

  • Evil Eye: This condition is found normally in children. Children with this disorder throw fits in their sleep. They experience an uncontrollable crying, vomiting or diarrhea

  • Epilepsy: Epilepsy is a disease of the brain. It is characterized by a loss of consciousness and muscular spasms. The ancients called it the "sacred disease," fancying that one in an epileptic fit was taken possession of by a familiar spirit. In case of an attack there is little to be done, save to loosen the patient's clothing and see that he comes to no harm from falling. One subject to epilepsy is likely to suffer a loss of memory and to become despondent.