Essay on Mental Health

942 Words Sep 15th, 2015 4 Pages
Mental Health

Introduction: Metabolic abnormalities, predominantly weight gain, are related with the use of Antipsychotic medications.

Objectives: This paper will help us understand the underlying factors that cause metabolic and cardiovascular abnormalities; and to advice interventions that would help improve the condition of mental health consumers.

Background: The review articles used in this paper shows a high linkage between metabolic and cardiovascular abnormalities with the use of Antipsychotic medications; which is one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity among metal health consumers.

Approach: Selective Article Reviews are being used.

Findings and Implications: Metabolic and cardiovascular side
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It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood, and behavior could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including: * Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry * Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse * Family history of mental health problems
Mental health problems are common but help is available. People with mental health problems can get better and many recover completely.
Early Warning Signs
Not sure if you or someone you know is living with mental health problems? Experiencing one or more of the following feelings or behaviors can be an early warning sign of a problem: * Eating or sleeping too much or too little * Pulling away from people and usual activities * Having low or no energy * Feeling numb or like nothing matters * Having unexplained aches and pains * Feeling helpless or hopeless * Smoking, drinking, or using drugs more than usual * Feeling unusually confused, forgetful, on edge, angry, upset, worried, or scared * Yelling or fighting with family and friends * Experiencing severe mood swings that cause problems in relationships *

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