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Physical Symptoms of Mental Illness

Mental health disorder or mental illness is a group of mental health issues. They would affect many aspects, such as behaviors, thinking, and mood. Some common mental conditions include addictive behaviors, eating disorders, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, and depression. If left untreated for an extended period, these diseases would cause many issues in your daily life, such as relationships, work, or study. In addition to mental signs, you can also experience some physical symptoms caused by these illnesses. Keep reading to learn more about them.


Headache is one of the most common signs of many mental issues. Stress and pressure at work or in school would trigger this condition. However, this is not the only cause. If you notice more regular headaches or migraines, especially on a daily basis, it would indicate the presence of depression. Unlike excruciating headaches, depression-related migraines do not necessarily impair your functioning. Instead, you might feel a mild throbbing sensation, particularly around your eyebrows. While some OTC pain drugs would help alleviate this symptom, it tends to recur frequently. Chronic headaches could be a major sign of a serious depressive disorder. Therefore, consult your doctor as soon as possible to seek medical treatment. [1]