Mental illness refers to a wide range of mental health conditions — disorders that affect your mood, thinking and behavior. Examples of mental illness include depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders and addictive behaviors.

A mental illness can make you miserable and can cause problems in your daily life, such as at school or work or in relationships. In most cases, symptoms can be managed with a combination of medications and talk therapy (psychotherapy).


Signs and symptoms of mental illness can vary, depending on the disorder, circumstances and other factors. Mental illness symptoms can affect emotions, thoughts and behaviors.

signs and symptoms include:

Sometimes symptoms of a mental health disorder appear as physical problems, such as stomach pain, back pain, headache, or other unexplained aches and pains.

Risk factors

Certain factors may increase your risk of developing mental health problems, including:

Homeopathy for psychiatric disorders

Homeopathy is a holistic therapy. The individual is considered as a whole, and signs from the body, mind, and spirit are all regarded when a practitioner chooses a homeopathic remedy. Homeopathy takes into consideration a person's environment and way of life, and provide individualized treatment for the person. Along with medication behavioural therapy is preferred as supportive. No doubt psychiatric problems have good success rate with homeopathy treatment.