Mental Health

Mental Health

You Don't Have To Struggle In Silence

Mental health is the combination of our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we live our lives from how we think, feel, and act. It also aids in determining how we handle stress, relate with others and make healthy choices. 

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Mental Health

You Don't Have To Struggle In Silence

Mental health is the combination of our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we live our lives from how we think, feel, and act. It also aids in determining how we handle stress, relate with others and make healthy choices. 

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  • What is mental health?

    Mental health is the combination of our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we live our lives from how we think, feel, and act. It also aids in determining how we handle stress, relate with others and make healthy choices. 

    What signs/symptoms point to the need to seek a mental health consultation?

    It is recommended to speak to a mental health expert if you notice one or more of the following symptoms.

    • Loss of interest in activities previously enjoyed
    • Sleep pattern difficulties i.e. sleeping too much or lack of sleep
    • Persistent prolonged low moods
    • Suicidal thoughts
      Social withdrawal
    • Hallucinations – perception of visual, auditory, or tactile stimuli where none exist in reality
    • Abnormally elevated mood

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    What are some life situations that can warrant the need for psychotherapy? 

    • Grief after the death of a loved one
    • Difficulties in interpersonal relationships such as in marriage or work.
    • Major life changes like job retrenchments, divorce, or loss of property.
      Traumatic experiences such as being a victim of kidnapping or abuse.
    • Addiction such as drug and substance or compulsive behaviors.
    • Paralyzing fears in life such as;
    • Fear of poverty
    • Fear of criticism
    • Fear of ill health
    • Fear of loss of love from someone
    • Fear of old age
    • Fear of death

    It is advisable to talk to a psychologist or a psychiatrist about these life situations as they can be stressful and could lead to other serious mental illnesses or suicide.

  • What causes mental illness?

    • Mental illness is not attributed to only one causative factor. Rather, it can be caused by a variety of situations, including:
    • Chemical imbalances in the brain
    • History of mental illness within the family
    • Grief after loss of a loved one
      Difficulties in interpersonal relationships
    • Major life changes like job retrenchments, divorce or loss of property
    • Traumatic experiences such as being a victim of kidnapping or abuse
    • Addictions to drugs or compulsive behavior
      Chronic paralyzing fears as discussed in the section above.

  • Which Health Care Profesional Should I Consult?

    It is recommended to schedule a psychiatrist or a psychologist consult whenever you notice any signs or symptoms of mental illness.

    Psychiatrists are medical doctors who diagnose and manage a range of mental illnesses.They also prescribe medication and therapies for complex mental illnesses.Click to book a psychiatrist.

    Psychologist on the other hand are professionals who offer mental health care to patients with a primary focus on psychotherapy (talk therapy). Psychologist are not medical doctors.Schedule your psychologist appointment today!

  • What are the common mental health disorders?

    The most common health disorders globally are:-

    • Anxiety disorder
    • Depression
    • Alcohol use disorder
    • Other Substance abuse disorder(other than alcohol)
    • Bipolar disorder
    • Schizophrenia
    • Eating disorders
    • Sleep Disorders
    • Sexual dysfunction Disorders

  • Is there an age limit for therapy?

    No, there is no age limit for therapy. Mental illness affects both the young and the old. It is therefore recommended for anyone predisposed to mental illness to seek early professional help

  • How does mental health affect overall health?

    Mental health may affect the overall health of an individual by causing hormonal changes that predispose one to illness. For example, excessive stress may cause the increase of a hormone known as cortisol which leading to weight gain, stomach ulcers, weakened immunity and Type 2 Diabetes.

    Depression on the other hand may increase the risk for many types of physical health problems, particularly life-long conditions like diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Similarly, the presence of chronic conditions can increase the risk for mental illness. 

  • Can I Get Help For Sexual Disorders?

    • Sexual dysfunction disorders can have causes that are not related to any underlying illnesses.They can be as a result of other factors such as stress, drug use, alcohol consumption, tobacco use or troubled relationships.
    • Some common sexual dysfunction disorders among men include;
    • Erectile dysfunction
    • Premature ejaculation
    • Delayed ejaculation
    • Low libido
    • substance induced sexual dysfunction
    • Women may have sexual dysfunctions related to arousal and libido.They include;
    • Sexual interest arousal disorder
    • Pain disorder
    • Orgasmic disorder
    • Substance induced sexual dysfunction

    It is recommended to schedule a psychiatrist or a psychologist consult for sexual disorders as they may be related to an underlying mental illness

     

  • What treatment options are available for mental illnesses?

Frequenty Asked Questions

  • What is the Ponea Health mental wellness experience?

    The Ponea Health e-commerce platform offers a one-stop point for comprehensive mental health catering to the needs of all the members of the family unit including children, teens, adults, and the elderly. Book vetted mental health experts conveniently and discreetly from the comfort of your home, hotel, or office. You can opt for a real-time Teleconsult or have a physical home doctor visit. Get your samples collected for testing and medications delivered at the comfort of your home.

  • What is Ponea Health Price comparison?

    Ponea health is an aggregator of various health services and providers that work in tandem to guarantee holistic patient care. Through the Ponea Health e-commerce platform, you are able to compare an array of vetted providers such as doctors, laboratories, and imaging centers offering similar services at different price points and locations. This allows you to select one within your budget and convenience.

  • Do I have to visit a hospital to get my lab samples taken?

    Through the Ponea Health mobile phlebotomy services, you can get your samples conveniently collected by a vetted professional at the comfort of your home, office, or hotel . The short turnaround times for sample processing and dispatch of results to both yourself and the doctor guarantees prompt diagnosis and treatment.

  • How do I get my medications?

    Ponea Health e-pharmacy platform is a 24-hour service that is dedicated to delivering medication promptly and conveniently to your home or preferred pick-up point. Through the upload prescription functionality, you can submit your prescription and get your medication delivered right to your doorstep.

  • What do the ratings on my mental healthcare provider mean?

    All healthcare providers on the Ponea Health e-commerce platform are rated based on a combination of their qualifications, continuous professional advancement and overall patient satisfaction. This guarantees you get the highest attainable level of care.

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