FAQ


What is mental health?

Good mental health is a sense of well-being, confidence and self-esteem. It enables us to fully enjoy and appreciate other people, day-to-day life and our environment. When we are mentally healthy we can:

  • form positive relationships
  • use our abilities to reach our potential
  • deal with life’s challenges

What causes mental illness?

The causes of mental disorders are generally complex and vary depending on the particular disorder and the individual.Although the causes of some mental disorders are unknown, it has been found that different Biological, Psychological, and Environmental Factors can all contribute to the development or progression of mental disorders. Most mental disorders are a result of a combination of several different factors rather than just a single factor.

Few factors that cause mental illness:

  • Genetics
  • Brain defects or injury
  • Substance abuse
  • Poor nutrition
  • Stress

Can mental illness be cured?

With the right kind of help, most people do recover and lead healthy, productive and satisfying lives.

Mental illness and mental retardation is same?

The two are distinct disorders. A mental retardation diagnosis is characterized by limitations in intellectual functioning and difficulties with certain daily living skills. In contrast, people with mental illnesses-health conditions that cause changes in a person's thinking, mood, and behaviour varied intellectual functioning, just like the general population.

What are some of the warning signs of mental illness?

Symptoms of mental disorders vary depending on the type and severity of the condition. Some general symptoms that may suggest a mental disorder include:

  • Confused thinking
  • Long-lasting sadness or irritability
  • Extreme highs and lows in mood
  • Excessive fear, worrying or anxiety
  • Social withdrawal
  • Dramatic changes in eating or sleeping habits
  • Strong feelings of anger
  • Delusions or hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not really there)
  • Increasing inability to cope with daily problems and activities
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Denial of obvious problems
  • Many unexplained physical problems
  • Abuse of drugs and/or alcohol

If a medication is prescribed to me and I begin to feel better after taking it is it okay to stop taking it?

Another problem with stopping medication, especially if you stop it abruptly, is that you may develop withdrawal symptoms that can be very unpleasant. If you and your doctor feel a trial off your medicine is a good idea, it is necessary to slowly decrease the dosage of medications so that these symptoms don’t occur.

It is important to talk to your doctor to make sure your medications are working safely and effectively. You should talk with them about how you are doing and whenever there are side effects that might make you want to stop your treatment.

Information shared at hospitals is confidential or not?

Confidentiality is an essential part of any clinical relationship. All aspects of your participation in clinical services at tranquilminds, including the scheduling of appointments, content of sessions, and any records that we keep, are very confidential. Communication between a clinician and a client may only be disclosed when it is essential to address the issue by any other clinician with patients consent.



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