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Why some people get mental disorders?

25 Nov
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User's Question

Hello Doctors,

  I would like to see opinions (kind of debate) from doctors on - why and who gets mental disorders? 

What kind of people are more prone to this - highly educated, labourers, troubled childhood, over thinking people,  athiest, over-religious, less educated, too much social media, too much thinking of sex/opposite gender intimacy, what ever I missed and you want to add. This information will be very useful to all. Then we have various types of disorders, some less serious, some very serious, any criteria there who can suffer from what.

11 Dec
Dr. KV Anand

Doctors Answer

Dec 11, 2015 08:13 PM

Dear, mental disorders are just like physical disorder. Mental disorder occur to people whose life style is not according to what is actually needed. For example, lack of exercise adversely affect the physical condition as well as mental condition. Lack of positive thinking affect both mind and body. The relationship of body and mind is also t be noted. One affected, the other also affected. 


Therefore, there is no perfect rule to define how mental health is affected. General guidelines usualy given to body is also correct for mental health like phyical exercise, nutritious diet, entertainment, creative activities, relaxation etc. Take care.