Mental Illness

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Unformatted text preview: 5/7/09 Click to edit Master subtitle style Mental Illness: Social problem or individual disorder 5/7/09 Definitions  Mental Illness: a diagnosable disorder Schizophrenia, Manic-Depressive Disorder, Anorexia Nervosa Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM- IV Mental Health: a reference to the general wellbeing of the individual Ability to perform proper social role Maximize personal satisfaction and happiness 5/7/09 Conflict Theory  Private care v. Public Care  The higher a persons socioeconomic status the more access they have to higher levels of health care.  The social elites (doctors, psychiatrists), have the ability to define the behaviors that constitute mental illness and they can use these definitions to control society. 5/7/09 Functionalism  Mental illness is a problem because it challenges the ability of society to provide effective treatment....
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