Mental disorders can be as bad as a physical disorder, however, many people have less concern for mental disorders just because in most cases mental diseases do not have physical symptoms. Many people also consider mental disorders as a taboo, thus, they do not speak of it.
For well-being and wellness, you should attend your mental disorders. In order to cure mental disorders, you need to understand how your mind and body work.
Human beings are made up of two basic things:
Everything that has physical evidence is matter, for instance, blood, bones, muscles.
The mind is the consciousness, emotions, logical thinking.
In simple term, human beings are composed of mind and body, former does not have a physical entity and later is just the physical entity.
Happiness is the calmness of mind and body. When the mind and the body connect with each other well, that is the state of happiness. Good health is the balance between mind and body. When the mind is compatible with the body, that is the sign of healthiness.
Mind and body both may become sick. The sickness of the mind, like the sickness of body, is curable. There are two basic ways to cure mental disorders:
- Prescription drugs
- Alternative medicine
Prescription drugs: People visit physicians when they are sick with bodily disorders, similarly when they show symptoms of mental disorders, they visit psychiatrists. The physicians recommend clinical drugs to treat bodily conditions, likewise, psychiatrists administer prescription drugs for the people with mental disorders. Prescription drugs are the allopathic medicines administered to the patient by a registered medical practitioner (doctor, health worker).
Alternative medicine: Yoga, meditation, acupuncture, acupressure, herbal remedies etc. are included in alternative medicine.
There are positive and negative sides of both of these therapeutic systems.
Prescription drugs may make you addicted to the drugs or have side effects such as drowsiness, weakness, faintness etc. On the other hand, alternative medicine does not have proven scientific basis. Whatever healing method you to cure your mental disorder depends on what is available to you.
Interestingly, in the recent times, there is a shift from prescription drugs to alternative medicine to cure the mental disorder.
Sickness in the body is because of bacteria, virus, and malfunctioning of organs. However, mental illness may occur more from malfunctioning of the brain such as the formulation of chemical compounds, malfunctioning of nerves, development of tumors etc.
In order to balance mind and body, we have to do physical exercise as well as mental exercise. Physical exercise makes our body fit and healthy, whereas mental exercise makes our mind sharp.