Be Aware of These Signs and Symptoms

April 12, 2014

Signs and symptoms of mental illness can vary, depending on the particular disorder and other factors. Mental illness symptoms can affect emotions, thoughts and behaviors. Sometimes symptoms of a mental health disorder appear as physical problems.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS:
  • Feeling sad or down
  • Concentration problems
  • Excessive fears or worries
  • Withdrawal from friends or activities
  • Sleeping problems
  • Delusions and hallucinations
  • Inability to cope with daily activities or stress
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Sex drive changes
  • Significant changes in eating habits
  • Excessive anger, hostility or violence
  • Suicidal thoughts


Physical symptoms include:
  • Fatigue
  • Back pain
  • Chest pain
  • Digestive problems
  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Sweating
  • Weight gain or weight loss
  • Rapid heart rate/dizziness