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mental health 2 - Recognition of Mental Disorder or Mental...

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Recognition of Mental Disorder or Mental Illness Symptoms or signs Personality alteration Inability to cope with everyday life/life challenges Unreasonable Anxiety, worry Fears, phobias Mood fluctuations or cycles
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Mental Illness and the Life Span Can manifest across life span Adolescent or Emerging Adulthood frequent time of onset Symptomology reflective of developmental stage
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Infants and Toddlers Non-responsive to touch, Hyper-sensitive to touch Affective behaviors non-normative Abnormal amount of crying, Lack of crying
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Childhood Socialization with peers limited, non- existent Lacks interest in learning, exploring, new ideas Extreme sense of fatigue Extreme sense of sadness, anxiety Abnormal sleep pattern inability to sleep
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Adolescence Emerging Adulthood NOTE: MANY MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES ARE CHARACTERIZED BY ADOLESCENT ONSET Not fully understood but attributed to: puberty Brain development
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