UGS Exam Review - UGS Exam Review: Exam: Nov. 29th *Mental...

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UGS Exam Review: Exam: Nov. 29 th *Mental health Can result from - organic illness or injury - heredity, genetic - substance abuse/toxicity - emotional trauma/ social stress - unknown causes. These result in the “functional” mental illnesses Thomas Szasz and the antipsychiatry movement -symptom based, no visible lesion -mental illness vs physical illness - DSM-IV - functional psychoses -comprise a class of medical diseases with no known biological cause -diagnostic criteria for schizophrenia -symptoms mental health key reading ------Mechanic, David “Mental Health Services then and now” -advances in the field *What is a fair system? –fair equitable, affordable, sustainable in efficiency and simplicity, designed to enhance wellbeing and productivity of population Universal, continuous, affordable Ideal healthcare model *Major Social Objectives -equity (100% coverage) no one refused care -efficiency- doesn’t drain off massive fracton of GDP *Health care insurance –creation of risk pools to minimize economic consequences of
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