Assuming adult responsibilities includes maintaining a healthy body, brain, and mind. It means eating a good diet, getting quality sleep, and processing through complex emotions. While young adults handle their physical, social, and emotional health needs independently, they should take notice of any shift or imbalance in overall wellness. After all, early adulthood is a crucial developmental period, especially for the brain. Current research points out that many serious mental health concerns, like psychiatric illness and substance abuse disorders arise throughout early adulthood; however, few young adults receive therapy at the onset of their condition. If left untreated, mental health concerns can escalate, causing problems in school, work, or in relationships with others. Young adults who are experiencing the onset of a mental health concern, like depression or anxiety, should be proactive in seeking professional treatment.
If you are a young adult are seeking mental health care for the onset of a mental health concern, you may not know where to begin. Here are some simple starting points.
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A mental health condition that’s characterized by intense shifts in mood including both manic and depressive episodes.
People living with Major Depressive Disorder, or MDD, experience episodes of depression and sadness that are debilitating to daily life.
Those living with anxiety disorders experience high levels of anxiety and stress that interfere negatively with daily life.
A mental health issue in which a person’s cognitive function is impaired, resulting in symptoms like experiencing challenges with conducting speech, reading and writing, and behavior.
Mental health disorders that negatively affect a person’s behaviors, thought patterns, and function. People diagnosed with these disorders experience challenges with managing relationships and understanding various situations.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental health condition that people can develop as a result of experiencing traumatic situations, characterized by symptoms including flashbacks, avoidance behaviors, and more.
A mental health condition that is characterized by specific symptoms of forgetfulness and lack of concentration, which makes it challenging to complete necessary tasks.
Mental health conditions that interfere with a person’s eating habits, thought patterns, and behaviors in negative ways.
A mental health disorder diagnosable with the DSM-5 that is characterized by both obsessions and compulsive behaviors.