Psychiatry is the medical stream that involves the study, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health disorders, and a medical professional dealing in the subject of psychiatry is called a psychiatrist. Mental illness is mental health conditions that impact your thinking, mood, and behavior .Depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders, and addictive behaviors are a few examples of mental disorders. As per a 2017 estimate, 792 million people lived with a mental health disorder, while 264 million lived with depression worldwide. People with anxiety disorders numbered around 284 million, 46 million people suffered from bipolar disorder, and 20 million from schizophrenia.

Sub Specialty of Psychiatry

  • Child and adolescent psychiatry
  • Geriatric psychiatry
  •  Forensic psychiatry
  •  Administrative psychiatry
  • Addiction psychiatry
  • Emergency psychiatry

Complications associated with mental illness

Mental illness can cause severe behavioral, emotional, and physical health problems if left untreated. Complications linked to mental illness include the following:

  • Unhappiness
  • Relationship issues
  •  Social isolation
  • Abuse of tobacco, alcohol, or drugs
  • Self-harm, including suicide or homicide
  • Weakened immune system
  • Heart disease