December 1, 2023

Mind problems are so delicate that mishandling can actually damage your mind and make it worse. 

  • Typical mental illness caused by mental health:

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has listed four types of diseases, “cancer,” “stroke,” “acute myocardial infarction,” and “diabetes,” as diseases for which continuous medical care should be provided widely in order to maintain the health of the people. Mental illness is a mental illness caused by stress. 

  • Depression

In addition to mental symptoms, there are also physical symptoms such as dizziness, headache, stiff shoulders, palpitation, loss of appetite and libido, and caution is required if these symptoms persist for more than 2 weeks.

  • Cause

 It is said that it is caused by a combination of multiple factors rather than being caused by a specific cause. There are many possible factors, including the environment, personality, medications you are taking, and heredity.

  • Main treatment methods

Although it depends on the symptoms and factors of onset, it is common to proceed with treatment by combining rest, drug therapy, and psychotherapy.

  • Panic disorder / anxiety disorder:

Panic disorder is one of the anxiety disorders, and suddenly you cannot control your anxiety. You may experience dizziness, palpitation, sweating, dyspnea, and strong anxiety, irritability, excitement, and malaise. Since such seizures occur unexpectedly, the anxiety that “there may be another seizure” makes the person more mentally unstable and more likely to withdraw.

  • Cause

Although it has not been clarified clearly, a promising theory is brain dysfunction. It is also said that psychological factors such as stress and the environment are involved.

  • Main treatment methods

Drug therapy is effective and psychotherapy is also performed in parallel. Since it is a disease that may recur, even if the symptoms improve, it is necessary to continue taking the medicine for about half a year to a year and watch the situation.

  • Adjustment disorder:

In addition to depressed mood, anxiety, anger, nervousness, dizziness and sweating, behavioral symptoms such as absenteeism, dangerous driving, and fighting may also be seen. It is easy to be mistaken for depression because of similar mental symptoms, but adjustment disorder subsides as the cause moves away.

  • Cause

It develops when you feel stress due to changes in your life or environment, or a specific event.

  • Main treatment methods

The best treatment method is to stay away from the situations and events that cause stress.

  • Sleep disorders:

A general term for sleep-related illnesses such as insomnia, daytime sleepiness, and morbid behavior during sleep. You may have difficulty falling asleep if you have problems such as difficulty falling asleep, feeling that you are not getting enough sleep even though you have enough sleep, waking up many times in the middle of the night, and snoring well for more than a month. If you continue to have a sleep disorder, you may damage your physical health or lead to another mental illness, so consult your doctor early.

  • Cause

There are various causes such as lifestyle-related diseases, mental illness, and side effects of drugs. There may be several factors involved.

  • Main treatment methods

Since it depends on the symptoms, it is essential to identify the cause by medical examination and examination by a specialist. For mild insomnia, exercise and lifestyle-related improvements may help.

  • Addiction:

Mental illnesses such as alcohol and drugs that strongly demand specific objects or actions. You will lose control of your actions, such as being unable to stop the things and actions you depend on, acting impulsively, and becoming more obsessed with things, which will interfere with your daily life. Excessive intake of addiction not only causes great physical and mental damage, but also withdrawal symptoms, nausea, hand tremor, headache, if the addiction is not available. Symptoms such as nausea appear.

  • Cause

When you ingest something you depend on or perform an act that you depend on, dopamine, a neurotransmitter that controls pleasure, is secreted in your brain, and you can feel pleasure and joy. If you repeat this, the degree of pleasure and joy you will get will decrease, and you will be looking for more things that you depend on, and you will fall into a vicious circle where you cannot stop your dependence.

  • Main treatment methods

Since it is difficult to eliminate things that depend only on the will of the person, we will overcome the dependence by hospitalization treatment by a specialized agency or communal living with people who fight addiction.

  • Mental health care in the workplace:

Even if you are not aware of the symptoms of mental illness, there are cases where facial expressions and behaviors show signs of mental health problems. Only people close to us who have daily contacts will notice the sign. In a workplace where many people spend most of their day, awareness by colleagues and bosses is very important.

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare recommends four types of mental health care in the workplace: “self-care,” “line care,” “care by on-site occupational health staff,” and “care by off-site resources.”

Businesses are also required to make efforts to alleviate the stress of workers by establishing a counseling window and conducting activities to improve the working environment. The efforts of both workers and businesses can be expected to improve mental health.

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