app B case study - The definition of mental illness is any...

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The definition of mental illness is any disease of the mind; the psychological state of someone that has emotional or behavioral problems that are serious enough to have psychiatric intervention. (World net a lexical database for English, 2010). Some of the time the symptoms are very severe and some can be mild depending on the type of illness that person has, when it is untreated that person probably could not function throughout the day. Mental disorders are becoming more known especially disabling conditions like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, panic disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder. In the United States it affects between 5 and 10 million adults, and three to five million children ages 5 to 17. The testing for mental illnesses is not so easy to be diagnosed. There are a lot of factors that could cause mental illness which cannot be prevented. (MedicineNet, 2008) Genetics, biological defect or even how the patient was raised is a factor. If it is caught early is the best since the faster that person gets the treatment that is needed the brain is protected from further harm by the illness. If the illness does go untreated that person can cause harm to their selves or to others around them. Deinstitutionalization is a shift in the care of the mentally ill from long-term psychiatric
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This note was uploaded on 10/10/2010 for the course 225 BEH taught by Professor Griffin during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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