CMH 302 Essay

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CMKH 302 UNDERSTANDING MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS
1.1describe the main types of mental ill health according to the psychiatric (dsm/icd) classification system: mood disorders, personality disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, substance-related disorders, eating disorders, cognitive disorders
The ICD is produced by a global health agency with a constitutional public health mission, while the DSM is produced by a single national professional association DSM-IV Codes are the classification found in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition, Text Revision, also known as DSM-IV-TR, a manual published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) that includes all currently recognized mental health
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The anxiety response is often not triggered by a real threat. Nevertheless it can still paralyze the individual into inaction or withdrawal. An anxiety disorder persists, while an appropriate response to a threat resolves, once the threat is removed The DSM establishes a symptom criteria set for each disorder and establishes certain number of symptoms, from that set, that must be met in order to be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Because it is not necessary to have every symptom in the criteria set, people with the same disorder may not necessarily have the exact same set of symptoms. For instance, someone might experience chest pain as their primary symptom of a panic attack, while another person may feel lightheaded. Both of these symptoms are part of the set of symptoms

substance-related disorders
Substance abuse is as common as it is costly to society. It is etiologic for many medical illnesses and is frequently comorbid with psychiatric illness. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition (DSM-IV) defines substance abuse and dependence independent of the substance. Hence,alcohol abuse and dependence is defined by the same criteria as heroin abuse and dependence. This section defines abuse and

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