In this edition of EmpowHER's, "HER Health Minute", Dr. Connie Mariano shares a few things you should know about maintaining your mental health.
Dr. Connie Mariano: Mental Illness – The leading cause of disability worldwide.
I’m Dr. Connie Mariano, Chief Clinical Officer with EmpowHER, with what you need to know about mental health.
That startling statistic from the University of Michigan Medical School Emphasizes what many of us in healthcare already know – mental health is a growing problem.
The National Institute of Mental Health breaks down mental health disorders into these categories…
Anxiety disorders are the most common, effecting 40 million adults a year.
Symptoms include excessive and irrational fear, and types include panic disorder, PTSD, and obsessive compulsive disorder.
Depression is another common mental health issue with several different types – major, psychotic, postpartum, and seasonal.
Other common mental health problems include bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, eating disorders, and autism.
Treatments vary drastically based on the type of illness, but include medication, psychotherapy, and brain stimulation therapies.
The National Institute of Mental Health website is a great tool for finding sources like doctors, psychiatrists, and counselors.
I’m Dr. Connie Mariano with EmpowHER with what you need to know about mental health.