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Some Common Mental Health Disorders

Nancy MacGregor MA, ATR-BC, LPC, ACS, Clinical Director

Maintaining good mental health is just as important as physical health. However, just as the body sometimes gets ill from disease, so does the mind. There are a variety of common mental health disorders affecting millions of people. For example, nearly everyone will encounter or experience depression or anxiety. Yet, there are some conditions that, although common, are much more challenging to address, such as bipolar disorder or PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).

These mental health issues range in intensity, but all are serious, and each needs professional attention if an individual is to heal properly. Thus, Harmony Bay Wellness makes it a point to offer an extensive range of therapies and treatments addressing mental health. If you’re wondering if there’s a therapist or psychiatrist that can help with common mental health disorders around Mt. Laurel, NJ and in greater South Jersey area, Harmony Bay Wellness can help.

To figure out if you have a treatable mental health condition, it’s best to seek a professional opinion from a licensed psychiatrist. 


The most common mental health disorders range from mood disorders like depression and anxiety, mental diseases such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and mental disorders for coping like PTSD and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Tens of millions of people suffer from these six common mental health disorders alone. 

Because disease and illness don’t discriminate, mental health issues can affect anyone at any time. However, several factors do influence the likelihood of developing a mental health issue and what common mental health disorders may arise. For instance, gender, age, marital, and economic status all impact mental health:

  • Gender: Women of all races, ethnicities, and orientations tend to have higher rates of depression and anxiety disorders than other genders. This arises due to the stressors involved in childrearing and the frequency of domestic and sexual abuse. However, women have much lower rates of obsessive-compulsive disorder and panic disorder than other genders.
  • Age: Young adults and middle-aged individuals then to suffer the most from mental health disorders.
  • Relationships: Married or widowed people tend to have the lowest rates of mental health disorders. By contrast, those divorced, especially men, have the greatest chance of developing mental health issues.
  • Economics: Often, socioeconomic stress, that is, poverty affects the likelihood of developing common mental health disorders. People living in low-income households are more susceptible than those in higher-income homes. Also, employment and educational levels impact the prevalence of mental health issues.

These are just some of the factors involved in addressing mental health. While they don’t determine if someone will develop a mental health disorder, understanding how they may give individuals the ability to get the treatment necessary sooner rather than later.

If you’re wondering if you have one of the above disorders, seek an initial assessment with a therapist who can determine if you’re suffering from a temporary mental health issue or something that needs to be addressed with a more thorough treatment plan.


Maintaining good mental health is key to living a full and productive life. One that’s satisfying and engaged with others. However, when mental health issues arise, an individual’s motivations, beliefs, and understandings and actions can all be affected. Illness, physical or mental, can strike anyone at any time. What’s important is how you respond. To heal properly, it’s vital to not only recognize common mental health disorders but find compassionate, professional treatment. Harmony Bay Wellness offers exactly this to those living near Mt. Laurel, NJ. We address a wide variety of mental health issues, such as:

Also, we offer several therapeutic options for individuals, couples, and families. Being healthy means caring for the body and the mind. So call Harmony Bay Wellness today at [Direct] to explore how we can help you or a loved one heal.

Treatment with Harmony Bay

Harmony Bay is an outpatient behavioral health service that offers primary mental health treatment for a variety of mental health disorders. Our mission is to make mental health care convenient and affordable while providing an unmatched experience to our clients. contact us today by calling 855.765.6399.