Mental illness is quite common these days. Some of the symptoms can be cured with the help of traditional medication while others require community help and support aside from the medication. Regardless of the severity of mental illness, importance of community support cannot be undermined.
It is a good thing that people have made studies and because of this and the fast developments in the field of psychological research, people have learned that people suffering from mental illness should be cured and not be treated with contempt. This paved the way for the expansion of the field of mental health. Because of the growing concern of individuals regarding people with mental disorders, more and more people continued to be interested in the field. This further helped experts and current students to understand the field of psychology and psychiatry a lot better.
Today, the causes of certain psychological conditions are still not concretely defined but there are already various forms of treatment for specific disorders. There are already studies being made that could explain the reasons for the development of certain conditions such as anxiety disorders. It is largely possible that this mental illness is hereditary because of the positive relation in its occurrence in families. Studies have shown that those who belong in families with previous cases of anxiety disorders are more likely to develop this kind of psychological condition if faced with a traumatic encounter.
It is a fact that some people are stronger mentally and could handle stressful situations better. Those people are lucky for their chances of experiencing periods of anxiety are low. For those on the other side of the rope, however, they are more likely to have anxiety attacks once they encounter shocking and traumatic situations such as abuse and accidents. These unfortunate events can lead to development of anxiety disorders and especially so if psychological disorders already run in the family.
Maturity also plays an important role in mental disorders. Those who are younger or those who have delays in their moral development are more prone to have psychological disorders because their mental health is still not that strong. Children who suffer from abuse from adults should be paid closer attention to because if they do not recover from the shock of the abuse immediately, the damage could become permanent. Since this could lead to a serious disorder, it is absolutely necessary for those children to undergo counseling from professionals. Psychotherapy is done by trained psychologists and psychiatrists and is common in mental health support facilities. Some of these sessions are done individually but there are also some who do it in groups. Sometimes, doing psychotherapy in groups can also help because the victims can interact with people who faced the same situations as they did.