Variable associated with increased risk of disease

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: variable associated with increased risk of disease occurrence o Family history, Stress, Chronic illness, Social isolation, Substance abuse, Malnutrition Mood disorders: psychiatric conditions that disturb mood About 21% of Americans experience in a lifetime Highly underdiagnosed and undertreated Depression impacts 20% of women and 13% of men 1. Depression: a mood disorder with sad mood, loss of interest, inability to feel pleasure, feelings of guilt and shame, low energy, and poor sleep o Most common health problem of students o Nationally, 1/3 college students reported feeling so depressed they found it difficult to function 2. Bipolar disorder 3. Anxiety disorders: group of condition characterized by severe, persistent anxiety o Most common – lifetime chance 29% o 5 main types: generalized anxiety disorder, phobias, panic disorder, OCD, PTSD Mental health in college 1/3 experience mental disorder but 1/3 of those receive help in the last year Suicide is one of the leading causes of death among college students Many students attribute symptoms to stress, where to access help, or worry about stigma Main barriers to seeking care (4) Lack of understanding, Access to healthcare, Racial disparities, stigma stigma and mental health: social stigma: characterized by prejudicial attitudes and discriminating behavior directed towards individuals with mental health problems as a result of psychiatric label they have been given perceived stigma: internalizing by mental health sufferer of their perceptions of discrimination Only 22% of state prisoners and 7% of jail inmates receive mental health treatment while incarcerated Mental health in pop culture and media: Media can either reinforce or counter stereotypes EX: Euphoria, 13 Reasons Why, etc.
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