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Depression:

Signs and symptoms of depression include:

  • Loss of interest
  • Poor concentration and memory
  • Thoughts of regret, self-hatred, and suicide
  • Loss of appetite
  • Lack of sleep
Alzheimer's Disease:

Signs and symptoms of depression include:

  • Inability to memorize
  • Confusion and mood swings
  • Language breakdown
  • Long term memory loss
  • Irritability and aggressiveness
Agoraphobia:

Signs and symptoms of depression include:

  • Avoiding large public places
  • Inability to travel places
  • Fear of having panic attacks
  • Feeling of helplessness
  • Detachment from the real world
Schizophrenia:

Signs and symptoms of depression include:

  • Lack of emotions
  • Low personal hygiene
  • Loss of self-motivation
  • Memory issues
  • Social withdrawal
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder:

Signs and symptoms of depression include:

  • Sleep disorders
  • Inability to concentrate and memorize
  • Lack of emotional responsiveness
  • Upsetting nightmares and dreams
  • Feeling of a bad future
Bipolar Disorder:

Signs and symptoms of depression include:

  • Sadness and depression
  • Low self-esteem
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Lack of sleep
  • Irritability
Social Anxiety Disorder:

Signs and symptoms of depression include:

  • Confusion
  • Fear of embarrassment
  • Trembling or shaking
  • Fear of being in public
  • Sweating
Anorexia Nervosa:

Signs and symptoms of depression include:

  • Excessive weight loss
  • Refusal to eat and skipping meals
  • Excessive exercise
  • Social withdrawal
  • Fatigue
Autism :

Signs and symptoms of depression include:

  • Lack of eye contact
  • Lack of conversation and speech
  • Unaware of feelings and emotions
  • Performs repetitive body movements
  • Extremely sensitive to light, touch, and sound
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder:

Signs and symptoms of depression include:

  • Fear of contamination or getting dirty
  • Frequent washing of hands
  • Expecting excessive orderliness
  • Decisive instability
  • Subject to aggressive impulses
Rett Syndrome:

Signs and symptoms of depression include:

  • Irritability and anger
  • Abnormal body movement and coordination
  • Lack of communication and thinking
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Learning disabilities
Huntington Disease:

Signs and symptoms of depression include:

  • Lack of energy and strength
  • Slurred communication
  • Stumbling
  • Extreme behavioral changes
  • Aggression without a reason
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD):

Signs and symptoms of depression include:

  • Procrastination
  • Talks excessively
  • Disorganized daily schedule
  • Sudden change in moods
  • Excessive physical movement
Antisocial Personality Disorder:

Signs and symptoms of depression include:

  • Violent behavior
  • Persistent lying
  • Bullying others
  • Irresponsible work nature
  • Violating rules and regulations
Borderline Personality Disorder:

Signs and symptoms of depression include:

  • Feeling of being alone
  • Emotional instability
  • Anger and irritation
  • Unstable self-image
  • Lack of emotions or impulses
Munchausen Syndrome:

Signs and symptoms of depression include:

  • Frequent hospitalizations
  • Creating dramatic stories about health conditions
  • Feigning inconsistent symptoms to attract attention
  • Harming themselves
  • Wanting to be under attention
Asperger's Syndrome:

Signs and symptoms of depression include:

  • Physical clumsiness
  • Impaired social reactions
  • Disrespectful and rude behavior
  • Lack of proper conversational ability
  • Lack of adherence to social conduct
Catatonia:

Signs and symptoms of depression include:

  • Extreme motor functions
  • Negative attitude
  • Unusual posture
  • Repetitive movements
  • Abnormal mannerisms
Conduct Disorder:

Signs and symptoms of depression include:

  • Aggressive behavior
  • Destructive mindset
  • Depression
  • Substance abuse
  • Suicidal thoughts
Delirium:

Signs and symptoms of depression include:

  • Hallucinations
  • Restlessness
  • Disorientation in decision making
  • Anxiety
  • Unclear speech
Psychogenic Amnesia:

Signs and symptoms of depression include:

  • Confusion
  • Emotional instability
  • Mild depression
  • Inability to memorize
  • Lack of sleep
Hypersomnia:

Signs and symptoms of depression include:

  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Anxiety
  • Restlessness
  • Inability to think normally
  • Loss of appetite

Do's & Don'ts


  • Don’t expect your medication to be a magic bullet/wand.
  • Do ask questions if you’re not sure about anything.
  • Do expect things to take time. Lots of time.
  • Don’t take risks with drug interactions.
  • Do expect side effects.
  • Don’t compare yourself with others.
  • Don’t fiddle around with the dose unless agreed with your doctor.
  • Do keep track of your prescriptions.
  • Don’t stockpile meds if there’s a chance you might overdose.

What to do:


  • Learn more about the illness You need to know what your friend or relative is dealing with. This is so helpful for both you and us.
  • Separate the person from the illness. We are more than our mental illness. Thank God!
  • Respect us. Even though we have a mental illness, it doesn’t render us stupid or dumb.
  • When we isolate ourselves, show that you care by calling us or stopping by.
  • Ask us what we need or how you can help during our good times, so we can decide together what is best for both you and us when we are in an episode.
  • Offer to go with us or drive us to appointments if we need it.
  • Offer to help with practical chores. Especially when we are depressed, household chores are way too hard to keep up with. It’s such a blessing when someone steps in and does our stacked-up-week-old dishes. Or cleans the bathroom. Does the shopping. Cooks a meal. Etc.
  • Encourage us to keep taking our medication. When we complain about the side effects, encourage us to go to our psychiatrist to talk about it.
  • Encourage us to get professional help if we don’t have already. Even when we are stable we need it so we stay stable.
  • Encourage us to go to our psychiatrist or other mental health carer when we are not doing well. Make sure we go when we continue to be unwell.
  • Have humor – laughter lightens the soul
  • Ensure you have contact numbers (for those who are very close to someone with MI).
  • Ask if we are thinking of hurting ourselves (for those who are very close to someone with MI).
  • Take care of yourself. It’s not good for either of us if you give yourself away, nor is it healthy.
  • Set boundaries. It might not be easy, but it’s absolutely necessary to maintain a healthy relationship between us.

Don’t:


  • Take strange behaviour personally when we are having an episode (especially mania, delusions, hallucinations).
  • Change your role as a friend or relative into that of a caregiver. You can care for us without becoming a caregiver. But we need you as our friend or relative.
  • Neglect yourself – know your boundaries of what you can give and what not. Set your limits and discuss those with us during our good times.

Tell us:


  • That we are strong. MI is not a weakness, if anything it has made us stronger in who we are by dealing with it.
  • That we are not to blame. No one is to blame. We just happen to have it.
  • That we are not guilty for having a MI. It’s nobody’s fault.
  • That we do not need to be ashamed of our mental illness.
  • That we are courageous for dealing with our illness. Especially when confronted with the fall out our episodes can cause. It’s so hard to deal with that, people, so hard… But also necessary for us to maintain healthy relationships.
  • That we are not alone.
  • That you care, no matter what mood we are in or what is happening to us due to our illness

Stigma and Mental Illness


What is stigma?

When someone appears to be different than us, we may view him or her in a negative stereotyped manner. People who have identities that society values negatively are said to be stigmatized. Stigma is a reality for people with a mental illness, and they report that how others judge them is one of their greatest barriers to a complete and satisfying life. Society feels uncomfortable about mental illness. It is not seen like other illnesses such as heart disease and cancer. Due to inaccuracies and misunderstandings, people have been led to believe that an individual with a mental illness has a weak character or is inevitably dangerous. Mental illness can be called the invisible illness. Often, the only way to know whether someone has been diagnosed with a mental illness is if they tell you. The majority of the public is unaware of how many mentally ill people they know and encounter every day.

  • One in five people in Ontario will experience a mental illness at some point in his or her lifetime.
  • Mental illness affects people of all ages, in all kinds of jobs and at all educational levels.

What are the effects of stigma?

If you became physically ill, you would go to a doctor. Once you got better you would expect to get on with life as usual. Life, however, does not always fit back into place for people diagnosed with a mental illness. Everyone has the right to fully participate in his or her community, but individuals struggling to overcome a mental illness can find themselves facing a constant series of rejections and exclusions.

Due to stigma, the typical reaction encountered by someone with a mental illness (and his or her family members) is fear and rejection. Some have been denied adequate housing, loans, health insurance and jobs due to their history of mental illness. Due to the stigma associated with the illness, many people have found that they lose their self-esteem and have difficulty making friends. The stigma attached to mental illness is so pervasive that people who suspect that they might be mentally ill are unwilling to seek help for fear of what others may think. Spouses may be reluctant to define their partners as mentally ill, while families may delay seeking help for their child because of their fears and shame.

Why does stigma surround mental illness?

We all have an idea of what someone with a mental illness is like, but most of our views and interpretations have been distorted through strongly held social beliefs. The media, as a reflection of society, has done much to sustain a distorted view of mental illness. Television or movie characters who are aggressive, dangerous and unpredictable can have their behaviour attributed to a mental illness. Mental illness also has not received the sensitive media coverage that other illnesses have been given. We are surrounded by stereotypes, popular movies talk about killers who are “psychos,” and there is news coverage of mental illness only when it is related to violence. We also often hear the casual use of terms like “lunatic” or “crazy,” along with jokes about the mentally ill. These representations and the use of discriminatory language distort the public’s view and reinforce inaccuracies about mental illness.

How do we erase stigma?

We can battle stigma when we have facts. We all have times when we feel depressed, get unreasonably angry or over-excited. We even have periods when we think that everything and everybody is out to get us and that we can’t cope. For someone with a mental illness these feelings become enveloping and overwhelming. There is no particular way to develop a mental illness. For some people, it occurs due to genetic factors in their family. Other causes may relate to environment stressors such as experiences of severe child abuse, war, torture, poverty, loss, isolation, neglect or abandonment. Mental illnesses can also occur in combination with substance abuse. No matter how people develop mental illness, there is usually some form of support available which will help them to improve their health and lead a productive life. The support of family, friends and employers is also critical.

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