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Mental illnesses

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Stephanie Gabbythria

on 11 January 2013

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A mental illness is a psychological disorder that impairs functions and causes distress due to disturbances of though, behavior or mood. What is a mental illness? Examples of Mental Illnesses Depression Schizophrenia Autism Bipolar ADHD Symptoms: Antidepressants (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors)
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
ㅆㅗㄱThria Bernabe Treatments Effects on Society Depression Gabby Katz Stephanie Pizza Treatments Schizophrenia Treatment ADHD/ADD HOW DO WE SOLVE THIS? raise awareness improve hospitals improve treatments -No cure only treatments
for symptoms increased suicide rates Irritability, short temper, restlessness
Sleep disturbance
Loss of interest
Feeling hopeless, worthless or empty More jobs Improving hospitals
and raising awareness Mental illnesses become less of an issue How does this benefit the public? Amount of undiagnosed people with diagnosable disorder Amount of people diagnosed means "split mind" alters perception, speech and/or thought symptoms show late adolescence/early adulthood or later paranoia, delusions, depression, anxiety difficult to diagnose due to many symptoms anti-psychotic drugs (limited efficiency) patients not always compliant therapy More treatment More workers Economic growth ~frequent shifts from one uncompleted activity to another
~disorganized work habits
~forgetfulness in daily activities (for example, ~missing appointments, forgetting to bring lunch)
~failure to complete tasks such as homework or chores Drugs (medicine) Therapy -Newly tested vaccines
ineffective on humans - Attempts at improving
vaccines and other treatments - New technology leads to better
treatments increased homelessness rates increased crime and accident rates costly to government ($79 billion in US) ADD BEFORE: AFTER: - poor and unsanitary
conditions -harmful experiments
and immoral treatments - expanded facilities - better staff http://msnbcmedia4.msn.com/i/msnbc/Components/Interactives/Health/MentalHealth/global_mental_disorders.gif Across the Globe HELP RAISE AWARENESS, AND REMEMBER
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