Mental disorder

Summarized by Plex Health
Last Updated: 02 May 2022

Mental disorders are conditions that influence your thinking, behavior, state of mind, and feeling. There are various types of mental illness. A number of elements can add to risk for mental illness, such as: Your genes and family history; Your life experiences, such as stress or a background of abuse, specifically if they occur in youth; Biological factors such as chemical discrepancies in the brain; A terrible brain injury; A mother's exposure to infections or toxic chemicals while pregnant; Use of alcohol or leisure drugs; Having a severe medical condition like cancer; Having few friends, and feeling lonesome or isolated. Mental disorders are not brought on by personality defects.

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