Mental Health Case Study

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P a g e | 1 Mental Health Case Study Mariah Chavez Axia/University of Phoenix
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According to Stedman’s Medical Dictionary, mental illness is defined as: “A broadly inclusive term, generally denoting either or both a disease of the brain, with predominant behavioral symptoms; a disease of the ‘mind’ or personality, evidenced by abnormal behavior, as in hysteria or schizophrenia” (Stedman’s, 2001, p. 906). Mental illness cannot be clearly diagnosed like a physical disorder. There are no blood tests or urine screenings that will tell you if a patients has a mental illness or not. A lot of research goes into diagnosing any mental illness. Most mental illness have to do with the study of the patients behavior. Some illnesses can be diagnosed with certain tests, however, the patient must be studied and analyzed to be sure. Mental illness cannot be cured. However, mental illness can be treated. Your doctor can decide what the best treatment is to give you the best chance at recovery. Recovering from a mental illness is not being cured. If you cease to take your medications or continue with your doctors treatment plan, your symptoms may return.
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This note was uploaded on 06/30/2010 for the course AXIA HCA-210 taught by Professor Caseylynch during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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