Mental health is a complex topic affecting a significant percentage of people in the UK at any one time. Issues might include depression (including postnatal depression) bipolar affective disorders, stress, anxiety disorders, phobias, eating disorders, schizophrenia and others. Some individuals may suffer from a combination of symptoms.
The management of patients suffering mental health problems may range from self help approaches to in patient care at a psychiatric specialist hospital or facility.
Regardless of how patients are managed, good mental health is underpinned by a healthy lifestyle. Good diet, smoking cessation, exercise, sleep hygeine and alcohol management will not necessarily cure a patient but they will significantly contribute to their recovery.
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