Non-psychotic mental disorders are often less severe than psychotic ones. Symptoms
depend on the particular disorder, but can include excessive worrying, trouble sleeping
or concentrating, irritability, restlessness, feelings of worthlessness, suicidal
thoughts, social withdrawal, lack of energy, obsessing over unimportant details, and
behaving in a compulsive manner.
Non-psychotic mental disorders often are triggered by stressful events or times
in someone's life, such as the death of a loved one or a move to a new area. Treatment
varies depending on the disorder and how it affects the mind. Common treatments include
medications and counseling with a mental health therapist.
Keep in Mind
With the right care and a supportive environment, people can usually overcome most
kinds of non-psychotic mental disorders and lead full, productive lives. In general,
the earlier treatment is started, the more effective it will be.
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