Mental health disorders are conditions that affect a person’s mind. In this way, mental illness can alter the emotions, behaviors, cognition, or moods of a person. The reasons mental health conditions develop are not always clear, but are thought to be a combination of factors, such as genetics, environment, exposure to trauma, and lifestyle choices.
Regardless of the cause, symptoms of mental health disorders can be extremely distressing for those that experience them. While specific symptoms of mental illness will depend on the particular disorder, a few general signs of mental health disorders include:
Mental illness is extremely common, with around 20 percent (1 in 5 adults) experiencing a mental health disorder in any given year. Given this, it is important to emphasize that mental health disorders are not character flaws. Rather, they are diagnosable medical conditions that can improve with treatment.
At Georgetown Behavioral Hospital near Cincinnati, Ohio, our mental health hospital provides intensive treatment for individuals dealing with mental health issues in a safe and secure setting. We are here 24/7 to assist you in your path to mental wellness. If you have any mental health questions, contact our admissions office day or night at 937-483-4930.