What is the definition of mental illness

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Unformatted text preview: Mental illness is a mental condition marked primarily by sufficient disorganization of personality, mind, and emotions to seriously impair the normal psychological and often social functioning of the individual. I do believe that it can be defined as a physical illness, because there are many types of mental illness, such as mood disorders, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, Alzheimers disease and many others. The technology that we have these days can help us find out more about what happens and how it happens. I believe that mental illness can not be cured but it can be controlled. The thought of being that way, like with an eating disorder, will always be with a person. But there are other types of mental illness that can not be cured. I do know that as we grow wiser, we are always tying to find more cures for things and maybe one day the medical field will have a breakthrough and cure things that they never thought they could. You can say that my point of view on this goes both ways. I feel that in some cases it is good because it gives people their independence, a chance to live in a normal setting. But there are things like forgetting to take their medication and in some cases relapsing might occur. Lets say that someone with schizophrenia might forget to take their medication and something bad might happen. They might endanger themselves or someone else....
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2010 for the course HCA/210 AAAA0NYSI8 taught by Professor Timbouseman during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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