Immanuels Healing Center

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MENTAL ILLNESS

Mental illness are medical conditions that disrupt a person's thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning. Mental Illnesses are medical conditions that often result in a diminished capacity for coping with the ordinary demands of life. (NAMI.org)

Below are the most common mental illnesses and symptoms. Please give us a call to schedule a screening If you suspect you or your child is suffering from either of the following:

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

  • Easily distracted, miss details, forget things, frequently switch from one activity to another
  • Difficulty focusing on one thing
  • Become bored with a task after only a few minutes
  • Difficulty focusing attention on organizing and completing a task or learning something
  • Trouble completing or turning in homework assignments, often losing things
  • Not seem to listen when spoken to
  • Daydream, become easily confused, and move slowly
  • Struggle to follow instructions

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Fidget and squirm in their seats
  • Talk nonstop
  • Dash around, touching or playing with anything and everything in sight
  • Trouble sitting still during dinner, school, and story time
  • Constantly in motion
  • Very impatient
  • Blurt inappropriate comments, show emotions without restraint, act without regard to consequences
  • Difficulty waiting for things
  • Interrupt conversations or others' activities

Bipoolar Disorder

  • Causes dramatic mood swings from overly "high" and/or irritable to sad and hopeless, and then back again, often with periods of normal mood in between. Extreme agitation, feeling jumpy or weird, talking very fast, racing thoughts, restless, and sleeping little can occur during manic episodes. Long periods of feeling worried or empty, loss of interest, feeling tired, problems concentrating, thinking of death or suicide can occur during depressive episodes.

Borderline Personality Disorder

  • Experience intense bouts of anger, depression, and anxiety that may last only hours, or at most a day. These may be associated with episodes of impulsive aggression, self-injury, and drug or alcohol abuse.

Depression

  • Persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" mood
  • Feelings of hopelessness, pessimism
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities that were once enjoyed

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Persistent, upsetting thoughts (obsessions) and use rituals (compulsions) to control the anxiety these thoughts produce. Most of the time, the rituals end up controlling them.