When anxiety becomes overwhelming and prevents you from carrying on with your normal life, it can be classified as a mental illness.
Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves. The symptoms can be very disabling.
Depression is a common illness and needs to be taken seriously. It affects how you feel, the way you think, and the way you act.
OCD is an anxiety disorder. You have recurrent, unwanted ideas or impulses (obsessions) and an urge (compulsion), to do something to relieve the discomfort.
Many people with bipolar disorder, have successful careers, happy family lives, and satisfying relationships.
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