Around the world, two out of ten people have depressive symptoms, a reality that invites us to reflect on our quality of life and integrate habits that help us deal with psychological disorders.
How can we detect the symptoms of mental illness?
The symptoms that people who are affected by a psychological disorder can present are:
– Changes in behavior: When a person begins to manifest erratic and unstable behavior.
– Emotional imbalance: Those who suffer from a mental disorder may have episodes of emotional imbalance, which can affect and harm their family and work environment.
7 tips for dealing with psychological disorders
Before generalizing, it must be considered that each person has his own biology, psyche and unique social interaction according to his life experience. For this reason, the treatments must be carried out by a psychiatrist (pharmacological support), psychologist (therapeutic strategies), social worker, or if the patient requires it, an occupational therapist. Now, everything will vary according to the degree of the disorder, family environment, labor and social interactions.
To support those who are experiencing a psychological disorder, we give you some tips that can support therapeutic or pharmacological treatment:
Sleep: Sleep is one of the first habits that is affected when a person suffers from a psychological disorder.
Sleeping more than seven hours at night or a short nap during the day supports your recovery.
Having a pet: Because of the company they represent, animals help people by stimulating them to carry out physical activity, improving their mood and reducing their level of stress, thus becoming stabilizing agents.
Exercise: Physical activity helps improve mood and does not require great effort, since a daily walk is enough to achieve effects.
Writing what you feel: Expressing what is happening to us, feelings or emotions, is an aid to discovering what is the factor that overwhelms us.
One step at a time: Feeling useless or frustrated are factors that further affect people with psychological disorders. To feel that we are progressing, it is advisable to set easy goals to achieve each day.
Talk: Talking to others about our feelings is an action that heals. Externalizing thoughts and emotions with a trusted family member or friend is recommended, as it reduces the feeling of loneliness.
Meditate: Connecting with our body and thoughts helps us to improve concentration, making us more aware of our needs and decisions to change our perception of life.