Signs and Symptoms of Mental Illness


Know Signs and Symptoms of Mental Illness
Many people have mental health concerns from time to time. But a mental health concern becomes a mental illness when ongoing signs and symptoms cause frequent stress and affect your ability to function. Signs and symptoms of mental illness can vary, depending on the disorder, circumstances and other factors. Mental illness symptoms can affect emotions, thoughts and behaviors. Examples of signs and symptoms include feeling sad or down, confused thinking or reduced ability to concentrate, excessive fears or worries, or extreme mood changes of highs and lows. Sometimes symptoms of a mental health disorder appear as physical problems, such as stomach pain, back pain, headache, or other unexplained aches and pains.

If you or a loved one have any signs or symptoms of a mental illness, see your primary care provider or mental health specialist. Read more about the signs and symptoms of mental illness at Mayo Clinic, 

Christine Weeks