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Mental Illness

A diagram that shows the various types of mental illnesses

Jacob McDowell

on 30 November 2010

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Mental Illness What is Mental Illness What are Stigmas Words Associated
With Mental Illness 4 Warning Signs of Mental illness Is a mark of disgrace or shame. Examples: Crazy,Loony Personality Changes Extreme anxiety or irrational fears Felling of worthlessness Lack of Emotion Mania, Psychotic, killer, Schizo, Crazy, Lunatic Mental Illness is a Health condition that changes a persons thinking, feelings, or behavior that causes distress and difficulty of functioning, But is treatable. Different types of mental illnesses ScHiZoPhReNiA Description Treatment Statistics Thought disorder characterization by a false perception of reality
Auditory and/or visual hallucinations and delusions whichare often paranoid in nature
Disorganized seech
Disorganized thoughts Therapy Medication- anitipsychotics Affects 1 in 100 Americans between the ages of 16- 25
Affects more men than woman
Usually occurs between the ages of 17-35 MaNiC DePrEsSiOn Description Statistics Treatment Also known as bipolor disorder
An illness in which periods of mania, deppression, and normal moods are alternate
Characterized by overconfidence, racing thoughts, recklessness, and need for little sleep Early treatment and education on disease will help prevent major episodes
Medication- antidepressants and mood stabilizers
Tracking symptoms and sleep patternes help chart progress Affects 1 in 100 Americans
Genetically based
Caused by imbalanced brain chemicals MaJoR DePrEsSiOn Description Statistics Treatment Difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much
Constant fatigue
Loss of intrest in usually pleasurable activities
Inappropriate guilt or feelings of worthlessness
Recurrent thoughts of death or suiside Hospitalization
Antidepressants Caused by chemical imbalence in brain
Number 1 physiological disorder in the world
Affects 5 in 100 Americans
Problem in increasing especially in teenagers Obsessive–compulsive disorder Description Treatment Statistics Characterized by intrusive thoughts that produce uneasiness
fear or worry
by repetitive behaviors aimed at reducing anxiety
or by a combination of such thoughts and behaviors Symptoms Symptoms may include repetitive handwashing, extensive hoarding, preoccupation with sexual or aggressive impulses, or with particular and, religious beliefs. Behavioral therapy Medication OCD is a common psychiatric disorder, affecting approximately 2.2 million American adults each year.
People with OCD often go several years without treatment.
OCD has a detrimental impact on many factors of quality of life, including level of education, employment status, and financial independence.
No OCD medications have been shown to improve quality of life. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Description Treatment Statistics is an disorder that can develop after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened.
Traumatic events that may trigger PTSD include violent personal assaults, natural or human-caused disasters, accidents, or military combat. talk therapy
medications 5.2 million adult Americans 3.6% adults about 30% of war veterans
approx 1 in 52 or 1.91% or 5.2 million people in USA
PTSD affects about 5.2 million adult Americans.
Phobia Borderline personality disorder Anxiety / Panic Disorder Description Description Description sTATISTICS sTATISTICS sTATISTICS tREATMENT tREATMENT TREATMENT Borderline personality disorder is a condition in which a person makes impulsive actions, and has an unstable mood and chaotic relationships. Group therapy
Medication Borderline personality disorder is also known as emotional regulation disorder
ERD is a debilitating biological disorder
2% of adults have this disorder
20% present in psychiatric hospitals It causes panic attacks, which are sudden feelings of terror for no reason. You may also feel physical symptoms, such as
Fast heartbeat
Chest pain
Breathing difficulty
Approximately 2.4 million Americans
1 in 113 or 0.88% or 2.4 million people in USA
More common in women than men It is a strong, irrational fear of something that poses little or no actual danger. medicines and therapy .2 million Americans (aged 18 to 54) or 3.7% of people in this age group have social phobia.
Approximately 3.2 million Americans have agoraphobia
Almost 6.2 million US citizens have some sort of specific phobia. By Jacob M.
P4 Famous people with mental illness Ludwig van Beethoven Bipolar Disorder Lionel Aldridge paranoid
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