What are mental health problems?

Feelings of depression, anxiety or confusion are a normal response to the ups and downs of modern life. A person is described as experiencing mental health problems when such feelings are so extreme that they have difficulty carrying on everyday life. It is estimated that up to 1 in 4 people will seek help for a mental health problem at some stage in their lives.

The information in the tabs give a brief description of the most common mental health problems and is accompanied by direct links to NHS Direct for more detailed information and assistance. Please also refer to our “You are not alone section – where you will find a list of contact points at a local level here in Dumfries and Galloway.

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