How to recognize a mental disorder

There are a couple of ways to recognize a mental disorder within yourself or a loved one some of which include:
1. Feeling sad or even hopeless
2. Difficulty concentrating
3. High levels of anxiety
4. Feelings of guilt
5. Lots of extreme mood changes
6. Unnatural sleep schedule: sleeping too much or too little or a mix of both
7. Withdrawal from relationships
8. Excessive drug or alcohol use
9. Difficulty accepting reality: may experience excessive paranoia or hallucinations
10. Change in eating habits: Eating too much or too little or a mix of both
11. Suicidal thoughts
12. Sometimes can have physical aches and pains
If you or someone you know is experiencing these kinds of struggles for long periods of time it is important to reach out and get the help that is necessary. The help needed varies per person based on the severity of the situation. Some people can cope with their problem by opening up to a friend or family member, but others may need to seek professional help. Whatever it is that you need do not be afraid to ask for help. For the sake of your well-being it is better to reach out for help as soon as possible so you can learn to cope with your mental disorder before it worsens.