There are a lot of different variables that go into a mental health condition. Often times a diagnosis is reached based on symptoms and a treatment plan is based on their experience with other patients who have had similar symptoms. It is more complex than that though. Our brains are made up of all different experiences, genetic traits, and thoughts that we have on a daily basis. A mental health condition is derived from these thoughts and feelings and exacerbated by the environment and other stimulus like experiences an individual has had. Diagnosis and treatment has to take place on a person by person basis.
- Most people think that people with mental health disorders have something wrong with their brain, but there isn’t clear cut evidence of that.
- Research has shown that it is possible that the change in your mental healthy could be due to your gut bacteria which could cause depression.
- If you want to know your mental health score, use the MHQ online assessment tool.
“Modern psychiatry considers mental health disorders to be thoughts, feelings or behaviors that cause distress or suffering to you or to the people around you.”