We promote evidence-based policies, strategies and interventions that reduce the burden associated with alcohol, drugs and addictive behaviors. Provides normative guidance and technical assistance on the prevention and treatment of disorders due to substance use and addictive behaviors, and collates and disseminates relevant global data to inform policy and programme development.
Increased investment is required on all fronts: for mental health awareness to increase understanding and reduce stigma; for efforts to increase access to quality mental health care and effective treatments; and for research to identify new treatments and improve existing treatments for all mental disorders.
Despite progress in some countries, people with mental health conditions often experience severe human rights violations, discrimination, and stigma.
Scientific studies prove that music can improve your motivation. Music can cause the brain to release dopamine, a chemical which works to regulate motivation and goal-oriented behavior. They're gearing themselves with determination and a frame of mind to achieve their goals. Through spiritual songs and other musical compositions, people are able to learn, become uplifted, motivated, and closer to their Truth. It can really help to inspire you to want to change the way you are living and move forward in a better way or simply just to relax and meditate.
Why is Music So Powerful? One technique, known as melodic intonation therapy, uses music to coax portions of the brain into taking over for those that are damaged. In some cases, it can help patients regain their ability to speak. Music is powerful in many other ways that could take your feelings away. The important thing that the music takes your feelings when you are sad, nervous, or when tour happy and the music makes you more happy
Mental disorders and psychoactive substance-related disorders are highly
prevalent throughout the world and are major contributors to morbidity, disability, and premature mortality.
People with bipolar disorder are more likely to experience problems with the use of alcohol or other drugs but the drugs do not cause the disorder. People with bipolar disorder may use alcohol or street drugs to make themselves feel better (self-medicate) or as an escape from their problems. Bipolar disorder is a treatable brain disorder.
Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape or natural disaster. Immediately after the event, shock and denial are typical. Longer term reactions include unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, and even physical symptoms. Trauma is divided into three main types: acute, chronic, and complex.
Anxiety disorders affect nearly 1 in 5 adults each year. People with these disorders have feelings of fear and uncertainty that interfere with everyday activities and last for 6 months or more. Anxiety disorders can also raise your risk for other medical problems such as heart disease, diabetes, substance abuse, and depression.
We recognize insomnia as a risk factor for major depressive disorder. In fact, people with insomnia are twice as likely to develop depression as people who don’t have sleep disorders. There has been a great deal of study on post-traumatic stress disorder and how it affects sleep patterns. But medications alone are not always the answer.
The main difference between PTSD and the experience of trauma is important to note. A traumatic event is time-based, while PTSD is a longer-term condition where one continues to have flashbacks and re-experiencing the traumatic event. Getting effective treatment after PTSD symptoms develop can be critical to reduce symptoms.
A “psychotic disorder” is an umbrella term to describe multiple types of mental health conditions. Psychosis itself is characterized by an impaired relationship with reality, often including confusion, and delusions. It’s important to note that psychosis is not present in all mental health disorders, and the symptoms vary greatly by individual.
The development and implementation of well-defined mental health policies and plans are critical to good governance and leadership for mental health. These contribute to improving the organization, accessibility, and quality of service delivery, and fostering engagement with stakeholders, including people with lived experience, their care givers, and the community at large.
Government leadership, setting clear targets and areas for action, allocating sufficient resources, an evidence-based approach, and a commitment to human rights, health equity, and reaching the un-reached will be key. There is a clear connection between mental health and academic performance. Helping students make the most of their education is everyone's goal. Students struggling with depression or other mental illnesses have a challenging time feeling motivated, learning, concentrating, taking tests, etc.
Mental health promotion involves actions that improve psychological well-being. This may involve creating an environment that supports mental health. An environment that respects and protects basic civil, political, socioeconomic and cultural rights is fundamental to mental health.
Genetic factors include epigenetic regulation, how a person reacts to an environmental factor. Epigenetic study of heritable changes in gene expression (active versus inactive genes). Epigenetic's helps determine if a mental disorder will develop. Another cause of mental disorders are genetic polymorphisms, when a change in our DNA occurs. When a change in a certain polymorphism and an environmental factor can lead to a mental disorder. Factors that can cause mental disorders that are related to genetics are chemical imbalances in the brain.
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