she doesnt expect the betrayal from prozac for over a year where it works less

She doesnt expect the betrayal from prozac for over a

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she doesn't expect the betrayal from prozac for over a year where it works less effectively - prozac “poop out”, so she took 4 pills daily (grew a tolerance to it and had to up her dose) - prozac has one of the longest half lives - a nostalgic feel to how prozac used to work in her first year and a need to stop because of any side effects she might experience, like memory loss 121-125 Defense Mechanisms What is mental illness? First need 2 approaches: **opposites of eachother** - Continuum: flexible definition - Discrete: you got it or you don’t How defines: WHO 1948 Surgeon General 1999,David satcher: “Mental health is fundamental to health, and mental disorders are real health conditions. The surgeon general's report summarizes the Office's detailed review of more than 3,000 research articles, plus 1st-person accounts from individuals who have been afflicted with mental disorders. Two main findings emerged from the research: (a) The efficacy of mental health treatments is well documented, and (b) a range of treatments exists for most mental disorders. On the basis of these findings, the Office of the Surgeon General recommends that people seek help if they have a mental health problem or think they have symptoms of a mental disorder. Themes covered in the report include adopting a public health perspective, accepting that mental disorders are disabling, and seeing mental health and mental illness as points on a continuum.” Continued: “mental health is a state of successful performance of mental function (thinking (cognitive), emotions (need to feel), and behavior (relative to your situation) resulting in productive activities (getting done what you need to get done) fulfilling relationships with people (cannot be isolated) and the ability to adapt to change and cope with diversity WHO 2004 Resource #2
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Terms: epidemiology- refers to the science of epidemics -the focus of epidemiologists is not on the individual but on the health problems of social aggregates or large groups of people True prevalence- social class ,urban-rural locations, and gender pg 110 in book False negative- negative to specific= false negative, stops services given to them False positive- too specific= given mental disorders to people who don't have it FALSE positive is biggest problem in epidemiology Major study: NCS-R Findings: 3 most prevalent: Mood Disorder, Anxiety, Alcohol Abuse/Addiction Lifetime Rates MDD(mood disorder) - 20% Anxiety - 28% Alcohol - 13% PTSD = 6.8 %
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