Disorders like depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and bipolar disorder all have warning signs. If you are concerned about these signs in yourself or others, talk to a trusted adult and get help!
Clinical Depression Loss of appetite Insomnia and trouble sleeping almost every night Unable to focus on even simple activities Extremely low energy Loss of interest in things you normally enjoy
Anxiety Inability to follow a conversation or complete a task Fear prevents you from doing things other people can do Avoiding parties or social gatherings Worry that people are looking at you or talking about you Avoidance of public speaking
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Washing hands 20+ times a day Count things before doing a task Spend an excessive amount of time checking doors and locks before going to bed Spend hours doing grooming or bathing activities Repeat tasks to make sure they are perfect
Bipolar Disorder Extreme mood swings or extreme irritability Fast speech No need for sleep Overextended or committed to jobs they do not have skills for Excessive behavior - casual sex, spending too much