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Why aren’t people with mental health disorders be considered as much as someone with cancer? Would you ever say to someone with cancer to just “get over” their illness?

Common is the idea that mental disorders are all in a person’s head. Actually, they are far from a person’s control. Thankfully, emerging researches are breaking down this misconception by suggesting mental illness are a biological condition.

Depression

Depression and brain inflammation may be linked. The key may be the overproduction of cytokines. Depression may also be related to oxidative stress.

Hereditary

Mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia and anxiety, could be inherited.

Anxiety

People with anxiety  may perceive the world differently. In fact, they usually experience lasting plasticity long after and emotional event ended.

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia may be caused by genetic mutations, occurring during initial human development.

Phobias

Phobias may occur because of an incontrollable brain response. In particular, it has been shown to be an overactive amygdala, that is the region responsible for emotional responses.

Social anxiety

Social anxiety may be caused by high serotonin levels

No one wants to have mental illnesses. If you are experiencing a mental health issue, remember that you are not fool and that you can recover…just if you want of course! You deserve to be happy and healthy!

 

 



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