Wellness - Mental Health | 10-18 yrs

Know All About Mental Disorders

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Depression in teens is back in focus. Social media is buzzing with the post of Zaira Wasim, the 17-year-old actor, of Dangal and Secret Superstar fame, who openly talks about her struggle with anxiety and depression. Not just Zaira, other celebrities like Deepika Padukone and Ileana Dcruz have also admitted suffering from mental illnesses like depression and dysmorphic disorder respectively. 

Apart from depression, there are multiple mental illnesses which affect our well-being. Surprisingly, anxiety-related mental disorders are most common among children and teens.

Flip through the pages of the ClipBook to know about different types of mental disorders and how these celebs are opening about their mental health condition.

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No.1: Depression

Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and phys...

No. 2: Adhd/Add

It’s normal for children to occasionally forget their homework, daydream during class, act without thinking, or get fidgety at the dinner table. But inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity are also signs of attention deficit hyperactivity diso...

No 3: Body Dysmorphic Disorder (Bdd)

This is a psychiatric disorder that is related to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It most commonly begins around puberty, and it affects both men and women. Someone with BDD focuses on something about their appearance that may be real or imag...

No 4: Bipolar Disorder

People with bipolar disorder experience periods of unusually intense emotion, changes in sleep patterns and activity levels, and unusual behaviours. These distinct periods are called 'mood episodes'. Mood episodes are drastically different from t...

No 5: Schizophrenia

Because the causes of schizophrenia are still unknown, treatments focus on eliminating the symptoms of the disease. Treatments include: Antipsychotic medications are usually taken daily in pill or liquid form. Some antipsychotics are injections th...

No. 6: Childhood Anxiety And Related Disorders

How do you as the parent know when the signs of anxiety you are seeing in your child might be significant enough to qualify for an anxiety disorder? Does your child have a diagnosed (or suspected) anxiety disorder? Below is a list of nine anxiety ...

Zaira Wasim Opens Up About Battle With Depression

Actress Zaira Wasim, 17, who courted fame with "Dangal" and "Secret Superstar", says she has been suffering from depression for over four years but was pushed into a "bubble of denial." The National Award winner opened up about her struggle via a ...

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