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Mental health problems

Mental health problems can affect anyone at any time and one in four people will experience some form of mental illness.

There are many types of mental health issues, including abuse and neglect; addictions; Alzheimer's disease; anxiety; dementia; depression; eating disorders; grief and loss; and stress and trauma.

If you, a relative or a friend has a mental health problem, it can be treated and recovery rates are good.

Your doctor should be the first point of call for mental health problems. They will be able to explain the treatments available. They will either treat you or refer you to your community mental health team. Use the NHS Choices - find GP services website to find your local doctor. You can also use NHS Choices to find mental health support in your local area as well as mental health helplines.

Mental health problems - frequently asked questions

Additional information from NHS Choices

See the NHS Choices pages below for more information on mental health problems:

This page was last updated on 22 December 2014