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Spectrum Psychiatry (call 314-395-8940) a leading Addiction & Child Psychiatrists has years of expertise in diagonizing mental illness in children. If you are struggling academically or socially, or an adult feeling overwhelmed with family, social or work pressure, or someone who has turned to substances for relief - we will work together to help you achieve balance in your life. For More Information Please visit: http://www.spectrumpsychiatry.com

Mental health is no less important than physical health. Rather physical health in some way or the other heavily depends on mental health. Therefore understanding one's mental health is essential. Mental illness is very common these days but hope doesn't seem to end here. Proper treatment for mental illness along with social awareness make things easy to combat with problems related to mental health.

Mental illness does not only mean anxiety or depression. The root lies in the feeling of not feeling oneself precious. The very sense of feeling oneself valuable brings about self-confidence and also self-discipline. This is considered as the key to mental peace.

Still the world has to learn that mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of. Negative attitude, lack of sense of inclusion is rather considered as the shame for us all. Days passed when a mentally challenged kid was considered as a stigma to the so called civilized society. Still cases are found that go in opposition to our hard earned sympathetic approach towards mentally weak patients. But yes, the cases are comparatively rare.

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Mental illnesses are acute among American people. Millions of American people suffer from different mental disorders. But certain treatment for mental illness exists to combat the situation. Mental health disorders include the following:

Autism Spectrum Disorder:  It is a neural development disorder generally visible in early childhood before a child reaches three years of age. The signs of Autism become more vivid when a child is 12-18 months of age. Researches reveal that Autism spectrum Disorder (ASD) can be hereditary. Consequently some bear genetic disposition to ASD.

Spectrum Psychiatry (Call 314-395-8940) a leading Addiction & Child Psychiatrists has years of expertise in diagonizing mental illness in children. If you are struggling academically or socially, or an adult feeling overwhelmed with family, social or work pressure, or someone who has turned to substances for relief - we will work together to help you achieve balance in your life. For More Information Please visit: http://www.spectrumpsychiatry.com

Symptoms:

1. Delay in learning to speak
2. Troubles in social communication or incapability to make acquaintance
3. Occasional or complete absence of eye contact
4. Repetition of language and motor activities (Such as, flapping hands, babbling)
5. Constant fixation on specific parts of an object
6. Fondness to play alone

ADHD: It is clinically termed as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and is common among young people. Around 9% of children between 3-17 and 2%-3% of adults suffer from this disorder.

Symptoms:

1. Predominantly lacking concentration
2. Highly restless/impulsive

Bipolar Disorder: It can be described as a chronic ill health with frequent episodes of obsession and depression that can stay from 1 day to even months.

Symptoms:

1. Abnormal and dramatic mood swinging
2. Lack of energy
3. Inability to sense clearly
4. Succession of high (manic) and low (depressive) moods

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): It is a disorder related to anxiety in which people suffer from recurring thoughts, manners, ideas, sensations (which causes obsessions), or manners that compel them feel determined to do a particular thing (compulsions).

Symptoms:

1. Compulsions or obsessions not at all related to medical sickness or application of drug.
2. Obsessions or compulsions causing severe distress or impede everyday life.

Other mental illnesses include major depression, panic disorder, Schizophrenia, inclination to commit suicide, and Tourette's syndrome.

Treatment for mental illness has diverse form of application. Common means of treatment for mental illness include: proper training both for the patient and for the patient's family, counseling on regular basis, play therapy (for children), Water therapy (for Autistic patients), music therapy and medications.

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