11 Early Warning Signs Of Mental Health Issues
December 27, 2017
About 1 in 5 adults in the United States has a mental illness. Symptoms of mental disorders rarely come on suddenly. Family members, friends, coworkers, teachers, or individuals themselves often notice that something is off when the illness manifests for the first time. But still, unfortunately, many cases of mental disorders go undiagnosed and untreated. It’s important to pay attention to changes in feelings, thinking, and behavior even if they are subtle. Early diagnosis can increase the chances of the best possible outcomes of treatment and help a patient remain fully-functioning.
There are some signs that can help determine whether someone is experiencing a mental health problem. There are many of them, and having only one or two symptoms from the list usually isn’t enough to say for sure that a person is mentally ill. But a combination of the following signs and symptoms may signal that it’s time to consult a mental health specialist.