hca210 week 4 Case Study Mental Illness

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Case Study Mental Illness Hope Madewell Axia College of University of Phoenix
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counseling, or outpatient care? There are too many different levels of mental illness to be able to give answers to those questions in a general form. Mental illness can sometimes go undetected for many years. Unfortunately, a person cannot be diagnosed with a simple blood test or x-ray as they can for physical illnesses such as diabetes or cancer. “Mental illnesses are medical conditions that disrupt a person's thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning. Just as diabetes is a disorder of the pancreas, mental illnesses are medical conditions that often result in a diminished capacity for coping with the ordinary demands of life.” Mental illness is a term that describes a wide range of mental and emotional conditions. “A person who suffers from mental illness will exhibit an impairment of that individual’s normal cognitive, emotional, or behavioral functioning. The condition is likely to have been caused by social psychological, biochemical, or genetic conditions.” Serious mental conditions include schizophrenia, psychosis, bipolar disorder, manic depressive, severe depression, and obsessive compulsive disorder. Mild depression is also known as a mental illness. The severity of the mental illness can sometimes be measured by the behavior the individual may exhibit in which they may harm themselves or others. Thankfully, with the appropriate treatment, most people are able to cope with their illness. It is important to note that mental illness can affect those of any age, religion, race, or financial status. Mental illnesses are treatable but I am not convinced they can be cured. The key to treatment of those with mental illnesses is to teach them how to cope with their illness. The
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This note was uploaded on 03/24/2012 for the course HCA 210 HCA 210 taught by Professor Suziemays during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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