What are Mental Problems?

  • Mental problems can be defined from day-to-day worries to conditions that are very serious and long-term.
  • The mental problems can be of neural or of psychotic nature. The neurotic mental problems are the severe emotional experiences like depressions, panic or anxiety whereas the psychotic are those that affects the normal judgement of a person and mostly they are hallucinations such as seeing, smelling or hearing things that are not real or even there at all.
  • These problems affect the way we behave, think or feel. It is important to note that these mental problems need a doctor’s diagnosis and they should not be taken to mean the weakness of a person.
  • These mental problems are very common all around the world. Many people are afraid of letting someone know they have a mental problem because they fear their reactions to such disclosures.

Causes of Mental Problems

  • There are several causes of metal problems but these are not clearly known but research has shown that they are caused by physical, biological and environmental factors.
  • The biological causes of mental healthcare problems include the abnormal functioning of the nerves and the brain cell circuits that connect various regions in the brain. Mental illness also run in the family set-up; this means that they are inherited and passed from one family member [parent] to another [child]. Members become susceptible to mental illness and are passed through genes. Experts believe that triggers from the environment such as anger, stress, traumatic events or abuse can cause an already susceptible individual to develop mental problems.
  • The physical causes of mental illnesses can include brain injuries from being hit by heavy materials on the head, cuts of internal parts of the brain during and after surgical, from accidents and so on.
  • Substances abuse such as drug abuse have a great impact on the brain. Many narcotics such as marijuana, heroin and alcohol interfere with the normal functioning of the brain. The continuous use of such drugs damage brain cells, causes hallucination and even serious mental illnesses.
  • Poor nutrition also is a cause of mental problems. When someone feeds poorly and continuously, the brain cells become weak.
  • The environment also plays a key role when it comes to mental illnesses. Exposure to toxins such as lead and mercury affects the brain immensely.


  • The remedies to these mental illnesses are solving the causes.
  • One should ensure that the environment is clean and free from toxins such as lead and mercury and severe noise pollution which creates a nuisance and disturbance to the mind.
  • Another way of reducing mental illnesses is reducing the amount of drug abuse or even cutting off the whole habit since as discussed above, narcotic drugs have a great impact to the brain.
  • One should also protect their heads from direct injuries gotten from being hit or through falls and accidents. Wearing head gears and helmets while riding should be also encouraged safety measure.
  • Proper nutrition especially at a younger age is also a way of reducing these mental diseases because food and nutrition is a key element in causing such mental disorders.