Mental Health

Mental health includes emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how one thinks, feels, and acts. It also helps determine how one can handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:

  • Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry
  • Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse
  • Family history of mental health problems

Mental health problems are common and more than 43.8 million Americans are struggling with mental illness. Connect with iHealMed’s health consultation by calling or book an online appointment

What are some early warning signs?

If you or someone you know is living with is experiencing one or more of the following feelings or behaviors can be an early warning sign of a problem:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Eating or sleeping too much or too little
  • Pulling away from people and usual activities
  • Having low or no energy
  • Feeling numb or like nothing matters
  • Having unexplained aches and pains
  • Feeling helpless or hopeless
  • Smoking, drinking, or using drugs more than usual
  • Feeling unusually confused, forgetful, on edge, angry, upset, worried, or scared
  • Yelling or fighting with family and friends
  • Experiencing severe mood swings that cause problems in relationships
  • Having persistent thoughts and memories you can't get out of your head
  • Hearing voices or believing things that are not true
  • Thinking of harming yourself or others
  • Inability to perform daily tasks like taking care of your kids or getting to work or school

How is mental health disorder diagnosed?

To diagnose mental health disorders, our iHealMed providers conduct a mental health questionnaire and a physical exam, by asking you questions about the symptoms you are experiencing, while reviewing your medical history. Your provider may also order a series of laboratory tests to rule out any other potential causes.