The Common Causes Of Mental Illness

Mental Illnesses are very different from diseases related to our physical body. This is true due to the fact that these types of disorders usually do not have a single known cause. It should be taken into account that there are several things or factors that can cause a person to have problems related to mental health. Although most types of mental illnesses do not just stem from a single causative factor, there are some types of mental disorders today that have become clearly understood. Nevertheless we should always be aware of the facts surrounding mental illnesses. Take a few minutes or seconds of your time to learn about the common causes of mental illness.

Common Causes Of Mental Illnesses

Some types of mental illnesses may have a physical cause; for example, a person who recently has had a very high fever can caused by an infection may become so confused that he no longer where or what he is. This condition is then called delirium. Fortunately for the person with delirium, the problems of mental health will disappear as soon as the infection goes away. Some may have a psychological or emotional cause from the past. For example, a person who is suffering from the mental problem known as posttraumatic stress disorder may get his condition from a stressful, sad or terrifying event in the past. Psychological movies like Sybil take the issue about mental illnesses caused by past events into account, where at certain parts of the movie it is revealed that Sybil gets her multiple personality disorder from the abuses she gets from her mother.

Another common cause of mental illness is when a person has not had enough and/or proper food for a long period of time. The person will soon recover from his/her condition when his/her diet is corrected, or when he/she is freed from the problems of too much hunger.

An elderly person can also lose his/her ability to think in a very clear and concise manner. This is usually due to the hardening of the arteries of the brain, a disease of the elderly in which the brain cells being destroyed is able to harm the ability to control behavior.

End Notes

There is no easy and simple answer as to how or why people suffer from a specific mental illness. Many of the people who suffer from mental illness usually lived under very stressful, very unhappy and very negative conditions. It is on these conditions that they are not able to build up their feelings of self-esteem and self-respect and self-confidence. The person could have been kept by himself/herself out of the company of several other people. They may have felt as if they were no longer wanted or loved in their life. They may not have received any good approval from their families; for example a family of a child may have laughed for his/her achievements or reprimanded him/her for them because they wanted him/her to follow a different path. Any of these persons would be more likely to develop some kind of deficiency in mental health than someone who was brought up in a loving and comforting family.