The mind is a terrible thing to waste, but there are many things that can affect your mind and keep it from working for you at its full capacity. From mental illnesses to addiction, your brain has its own demons it has to fight on a regular basis. Like other mental illnesses, addiction is a disorder.
If your mind is going a mile a minute all times of the day, or you just can’t seem to find happiness in things that once made you happy, or you have found the need to self-medicate to get through a day, you should definitely talk to your doctor and maybe see a therapist. Here are some of the things that could be wrong with you.
Sometimes your brain may have you feeling like you want to bounce off the walls. Hyperactivity is generally a disorder that is caused by some underlying issues. It could be the response to a stimulus, another mental illness, or the environment.
Being hyperactive, for a person of any age, can make it hard to get to sleep at night and it can make it hard to concentrate during the day.
Depression often has underlying factors as well, but it can also cause more problems. If you start to self-medicate (using drugs or alcohol), your mind will suffer from more problems. You could become addicted to the substance(s) you’re using to help avoid your depression.
The same with anxiety. Self-medicating in order to get through the day without a panic attack can lead to addiction, a brain disorder. Instead, seek the help of a therapist to get through these mental illnesses. They can also teach you breathing exercises that can help you get past panic attacks.
Mood swings aren’t always just mood swings. If you find that you have some drastic highs and lows to your moods, from being extremely depressed to having an inability to sit down and relax, you may have bipolar disorder. This can be a difficult illness to deal with, both for the person diagnosed and the people that are closest to them.
Other Mental Illnesses
These are not the only mental illnesses that people can find themselves battling. Autism can affect your brain, your ability to speak, and your ability to do certain things. There is a wide spectrum of disorders when it comes to autism.
If you are an addict or you think you may have any of these disorders, talk to your doctor. You can only get the help you need with a diagnosis. Once you have a diagnosis your doctor can recommend a therapist that can help you get your life, and your mind, back on track.
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