Xiao Jia (pseudonym) is a freshman, a “good girl” in the eyes of her parents. She is usually gentle and kind, but recently she always loves to speak big words in front of others, saying that she is very capable: “I am the richest man in China, you can take my money whatever you want, people who like me are in long lines…”
Xiao Jia’s words were more pronounced than usual, and her voice was louder, and her voice became hoarse. Busy all day long, tireless, always love to go shopping and spend money, buy everything at home, no matter what is useful or not; when doing things anticlimactic, the family can’t talk about her, and lose their temper.
Xiao Jia’s parents are particularly sad, and feel that Xiao Jia has completely changed. After being reminded, they took Xiao Jia to the Mental Health Clinic of Run Run Run Run Shaw Hospital. Only then discovered that Xiao Jia had mania.
Why does spring make people emotionally restless
This may be related to the special climate of spring: the spring climate is changeable, the temperature is high and sometimes low, coupled with changes in air pressure and air humidity, it is easy to cause neuroendocrine disorders, mood swings, and mental illness.
With the prolongation of the spring sunshine, human hormones and neurotransmitters in the body will change accordingly. For example, the secretion of melatonin in the pineal gland decreases, and the monoamines (such as epinephrine, norepinephrine and serotonin) neurotransmitters in the body increase. It may induce mania or schizophrenia, and the mood of normal people will be more elevated or even restless.
However, patients with mental illness are highly sensitive to climate changes such as temperature, air pressure, humidity, etc., so mental illness is prone to relapse during this season.
What are the early manifestations of mental disorders
● Personality changes. The original enthusiastic and gregarious people become cold, withdrawn, and uncomfortable, and the educated people become rude and rude to others.
● Neurotic symptoms: headache, insomnia, depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsiveness, fear, inattention, etc.
●Emotional changes are manifested as hyper-emotional, arrogant, beginning and no end in doing things, or low mood, pessimistic and world-weary, etc.
● Sensitive and suspicious, suspecting that every word and action of others is directed at oneself, even thinking that the content on TV or mobile phone is related to oneself, or talking to himself, crying and laughing for no reason.
How to avoid recurrence of mental illness in spring
●Reasonable arrangements for work, study, outdoor activities, close to nature, and moderate physical exercise.
●Learn to talk, and don’t be too depressive; when there are inexplicable irritability, anxiety and other emotions, realize that it is the seasonal mood fluctuations of the human body, and be fully psychologically prepared.
●Quit smoking and alcohol, live a regular life, pay attention to rest, avoid overwork and entertainment, and maintain a balanced mind.
●Eat four types of foods carefully: some foods may worsen the condition, such as caffeine-rich, spicy foods, high-fat diets, and traditional Chinese medicines that easily cause irritability.
●Understand the signs of mental illness: changes in sleep, mood, and diet, such as upside-down sleep, emotional instability, and reduced eating. If there is an aura of attack, report it to the doctor in time for further observation and treatment to avoid recurrence to the greatest extent.
Patients with a history of mental illness in the past should be careful not to arbitrarily reduce the dose of the drug, let alone stop the drug without authorization. If the condition fluctuates, seek medical attention promptly.
Patients and their families should understand some mental health knowledge and concepts. They should not only realize that the treatment of mental illness is difficult and easy to relapse, but also realize that mental illness is preventable and treatable. Treat it correctly without being overly stressed or not. Take it lightly.
Mental illness is a long-term chronic disease. It must be treated seriously and cooperated with treatment. It is believed that with the joint efforts of doctors, patients, and family members, patients with mental illness can reduce relapse and finally embark on the road of recovery.