Health-tracking devices and apps are becoming part of everyday life. More than 300,000 mobile phone applications claim to help with managing diverse personal health issues, from monitoring blood glucose levels to conceiving a child.
Why suffer in silence? Living with a mental health problem is hard, frustrating and stressful. Sometimes you or someone you care about doesn’t know it’s a mental health problem or you might have already been diagnosed with a mental health condition.
There is no unequivocal answer to the question “What is good mental health?”. Attempts to define mental health are subjective. Perspective is influenced by innumerable variables: values, beliefs, experiences, culture, occupation, age and gender to name a few.
Mental health conditions are being diagnosed and treated at an increasing rate. This article discusses a Psychiatrist’s perspective on fundamentals of health that need to be addressed along with other treatments of mental health conditions.