Introduction to Social Problems.docx - Marie Clark Introduction to Social Problem SOC 220 Mental Illness Mental illness mental disorder is a large

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Marie Clark 10/06/2019 Introduction to Social Problem SOC 220 Mental Illness Mental illness/ mental disorder is a large social problem. Mental illness is presented as a, “health condition involving changes in emotion, thinking or behavior (or a combination of these). Mental illnesses are associated with distress and/or problems functioning in social, work or family activities.” (American Psychiatric Association, 2018) Generally, mental illness or mental disorders are viewed as biological incidents. However, that is not entirely true. Mental illness/mental disorders have social significance. Much of these problems also impacting health and the healthcare systems approach of administrating care. Social factors can influence who receives health care, and who benefits from the type of healthcare organization that is dominant in society. The sociological perspectives can help us analyze how social factors shape social problems in this area. Social Imagination Developed by classical sociologists C. Wright Mills, social imagination “observes the differences between private troubles and social issues.” (Wagner, 2019) Using the sociological imagination an example of mental illness is the impact a mental illness has on an individual’s ability to earn a living. A person’s mental instability may be social anxiety, this hinders them from being able to interact socially. Due to their illness they are unable to work. Without the
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