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Everyone feels worried or anxious from time to time, but these last for long periods of time it may indicate an underlying mental health condition. Around 1 in 4 of us will experience some form of mental health condition during our lives. Common conditions include:
Depression: The feeling of low mood that lasts for a long time. This affects your everyday life with feelings of hopelessness, despair, guilt, worthlessness and a lack of motivation.
Anxiety disorders: The feeling of being worried or afraid that is particularly strong or lasts for a long time and can lead to sleeping problems or panic attacks. This can include phobias and also post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Personality disorders: A cluster of mental health problem where your attitudes, beliefs and behaviours cause you continuing problems in your life. This includes paranoia, borderline personality disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Bipolar disorder: Periods of extreme mood swings of both mania and depression which can occur with psychotic symptoms.
Schizophrenia: Disruption of thoughts, understanding or perception of the world leading to an altered sense of reality.