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Common Mental Health Disorders

Mental Health Disorders

For many men with mental health disorders, it can be hard to see a way forward. Yet, conditions like anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder are very treatable for most people. That means you are likely to see significant improvement when you engage with the right team. Our professionals at Recovery Bay Center can help men with many types of mental health disorders. 

What Are Common Mental Health Disorders?

Mental health disorders are conditions that relate to the way a person thinks, feels, or behaves. Most of the time, a person cannot simply change these feelings. They need treatment. Some of the most common mental health disorders include:


Characterized by constant sadness and helplessness, depression disorder is one of the most commonly diagnosed conditions. It is more than just being sad and you cannot snap out of it. Those with depression feel symptoms such as:

  • Helplessness
  • Hopelessness
  • Thoughts of death or suicide
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Unable to see the good in their life even if they want to
  • Unable to engage with others even when they desire to do so
  • Withdrawing from people and responsibilities


Anxiety is often misunderstood. Everyone feels anxious from time to time. It’s a natural way of reacting to stress and allows your body to prepare to take some type of action. A person with a generalized anxiety disorder feels anxious all of the time, and they may not even know why. They may constantly worry or feel as though they cannot manage their life. Sometimes, their anxiety gets in the way of their overall health and ability to maintain responsibilities.

Bipolar Disorder

This type of mental health disorder occurs when a person has extreme highs and lows. For example, they may experience episodes of mania when they have a lot of energy and everything seems positive and good around them. Then, they have periods of time where they are very depressed and cannot get out of bed. Bipolar disorder can last for years, and the severity of each cycle can range widely.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

This condition is associated with some type of previous trauma, including sexual, physical, or mental abuse. When the brain does not process it properly, people often suffer consequences later in life. This can also include instances of losing a close family member, domestic violence, watching someone die, or being in a tragic event. PTSD can lead to flashbacks where a person sees what happened to them repeatedly and high anxiety, trouble concentrating, and depression.

How Can You Get Help for Mental Health Disorders?

The good news is there are treatment options that can help individuals get help for mental health disorders. If you recognize any of these disorders in yourself, your first step is to reach out to a professional therapist to learn what is happening. Our team can provide you with the help and guidance you need. You may need medications to help balance your mental health disorder. Many people will find that this can relieve some of the overwhelming fears they have. From there, talk therapy may be used to help you reclaim your life and learn to manage your symptoms. That includes:

Invest in the Treatment You Need – Call Recovery Bay Center Today

Mental health disorders can take away quality and happiness from your life. Yet, conditions like bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety are all treatable conditions for most people. That means you may be able to see significant improvements in your mental health when you reach out for help. To learn more, call Recovery Bay Center today at 833-991-2955 or connect with our professionals online.