Common Mental Health Conditions
Common mental health conditions impact both men and women and individuals from across various demographics. Depression and anxiety are some of the most prevalent mental health disorders globally. Eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, and attention-deficit/Hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are also prevalent. Substance use disorders, often resulting in addiction, contribute substantially to mental health issues.
Because these mental health conditions are highly complex, it is important to recognise the symptoms as soon as possible, and help those who are suffering overcome the stigma around many of these issues so that they can get appropriate care and support.
Some of the top health conditions that affect men are:
Fitness & Mental Health
Incorporating fitness into one’s lifestyle is a powerful way to promote mental health. Regular physical activity is linked to improved mood, reduced stress levels, and enhanced cognitive function. Engaging in fitness activities releases endorphins, the body’s natural mood elevators, which contribute to a sense of well-being and can alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Exercise has also been shown to lead to long-term mental health benefits, including a lower risk of developing cognitive decline and neurodegenerative conditions as we age.
Some of the top mental health conditions related to fitness are:
Ageing & Mental Health
Maintaining mental health as we age is critical to living well. As people get older, they may have to deal with the loss of friends and family, incur greater loneliness, and many live with chronic pain—these issues may make depression and anxiety more prevalent
Conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease pose additional complexities. While Alzheimer’s disease is not classified as a mental health disorder (it’s classified as a neurodegenerative disorder), its effects on cognitive functions including memory, thinking, and behaviour make it one of the biggest mental health concerns people have as they age.
Some of the top mental health conditions that affect men are: