Chapter 4 Connection to other health issues

Mental Health‘s connection to other health issues

Mental health has many interactions with other areas of health. Sometimes symptoms from different diagnoses are similar, which is why it is not possible to make a diagnosis directly. Therefore, there can also be interrelationships with other diseases. For example, a life-threatening illness such as cancer can also trigger depression, or an anxiety disorder can be the trigger for stomach problems or pain.

Just as there is a connection between mental and physical illnesses, mental illnesses can also reinforce or condition each other. For example, depression and the associated lack of drive can further exacerbate social phobia.

As you explore the various modules of the iHere Project, you will notice that you also repeatedly encounter symptoms related to mental health.