The Causes Of Mental Illnesses

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Think about what it would be like to have a mental illness. Think about the daily struggles that one that has an illness goes through every day. There are several different mental illnesses that are diagnosed. The five that affect one’s life the most are schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, anorexia, and social anxiety. Generally people with these disorders have to rely on medication to make them seem and feel normal, or close to it. People who are diagnosed with a mental illness are still able to live a normal life.
Schizophrenia is a disorder that makes it difficult to know what is real and what is unreal, think clearly, manage emotions, and relate to others and function normally (Smith). Schizophrenia affects how people see the world. These people say bizarre things. They think that people are out to get them. It usually appears in the late teens to early adulthood (Smith). It can affect children, but it is very rare. Drug abuse makes the disorder worse. Schizophrenia is worse for men than it is for women (Smith). There are several different symptoms or signs of schizophrenia. The early signs are social withdrawal, hostility, they stop caring about their hygiene, depression occurs, they have an
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There are several different categories of mental illnesses. Some mental illnesses leave people disabled, and they are unable to function normally. Psychiatrists asses, the symptoms and decide where to go from there. They decide what kind of treatment they need and if they need medication (Camenson). Some factors that can cause a mental illness are substance abuse, personal experiences, or from genetics. Psychiatric hospitals or clinics provide treatment for mental illnesses. Psychotherapy is a major treatment used for severe mental illnesses. Another major treatment is medication. Other ways of treatment include electroconclusive therapy, counseling, co-counseling, or reasonable

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