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Learn about mental health

  1. What is Dementia?

  2. Dementia is an overall term for diseases and conditions characterized by a decline in memory, language, problem-solving and other thinking skills that affect a person's ability to perform everyday activities. Memory loss is an example. Alzheimer's is the most common cause of dementia.

    (Source: https://www.alz.org/alzheimers-dementia/what-is-dementia)

    For more information you can also search: https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/dementia

  3. What is Schizophrenia?

  4. Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves. People with schizophrenia may seem like they have lost touch with reality. Although schizophrenia is not as common as other mental disorders, the symptoms can be very disabling.

    (Source: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/schizophrenia/index.shtml )

    For more information you can also search: https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/schizophrenia.

  5. What is Bipolar Disorder?

  6. Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks.

    The disorder is characterised by clear changes in mood, energy, and activity levels. These moods range from periods of extremely “up,” elated and energized behaviour (known as manic episodes) to very sad, “down,” or hopeless periods (known as depressive episodes).

    (Source: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/bipolar-disorder/index.shtml)

  7. What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?

  8. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder in which people have recurring, unwanted thoughts, ideas or sensations (obsessions) that make them feel driven to do something repetitively (compulsions). The repetitive behaviours, such as hand washing, checking on things or cleaning, can significantly interfere with a person’s daily activities and social interactions.

    (Source: https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/ocd/what-is-obsessive-compulsive-disorder)

    For more information you can also search: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd/index.shtml

  9. What is Anxiety Disorders?

  10. Occasional anxiety is an expected part of life. You might feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or before making an important decision. But anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. For a person with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time. The symptoms can interfere with daily activities such as job performance, school work, and relationships.

    There are several types of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and various phobia-related disorders.

    (Source: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/anxiety-disorders/index.shtml)

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