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Mental Illness and Disorders

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Mr. Lettich

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Mental Illness and Disorders
What is Mental Illness?
Think, Pair, Share
Major Depressive Disorder
What is it:

A mood disorder in which feelings of sadness, loss, anger or frustration interfere with everyday life for weeks or longer.
What is it:
A mental disorder that makes it hard to:
tell the difference between what is real and not real
think clearly
have normal emotional responses
act normally in social situations
Let's see if you were paying attention....
Using the clues given see if you can:
Guess the
Mental Disorder
Guess the
who has the Mental Disorder
Bell Ringer
What is Mental Illness?
Write your response on your Bell Ringer paper.
Mental illness is a medical condition that disrupts a person's thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning.
Mental Illness
Good News!!!
Mental Illnesses are treatable and recovery is possible!!!
Mental Illness: Facts and Numbers
1 in 4 adults-approximately 61.5 million americans-experiences mental illness in a given year.
One in 17-about 13.6 million-live with a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia, major depression or bipolar disorder.
Approximately 20% of youth ages 13-18 experience severe mental disorders in a given year.
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. and the 3rd leading cause of death for ages 15-24 years.
More than 90% of those who die by suicide had one more mental disorders.
What are some
Mental Health Disorders
that you have heard of?
Brainstorm some ideas with your partner and be prepared to share!
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
What is it:
A disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions) or behaviors that make them feel driven to do something (compulsions).
What causes it:
Chemical imbalance in the brain
Genetics: If a parent or sibling have OCD there is close to a 25% chance that another of your family will have it
What does it look like:
Repeatedly checking things, perhaps dozens of times
Feeling dirty and contaminated (and obsessively washing)
Constantly arranging and ordering things
Believing that certain numbers represent good and others evil
How is it treated:
Behavior Therapy
Medications-Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI)
Chemical Imbalance in Brain
Alcohol or drug abuse
Sleeping Problems
Stressful life events: Job loss, death of a loved one
How is it treated:
What causes it:

Possible but not certain
Chemical Imbalances
What it looks like:
Bizarre behaviors
hallucinations / voices in head
Reduced emotion
Thoughts that "jump" between different topics rapidly
attention problems
Antipsychotic Medications
-change the balance of chemicals in the brain.
This actress suffers from a condition that causes her to use her elbows to open door knobs and wash her hands numerous times per day.
She has starred in hit movies such as
Charlies Angels
The Mask
Knight and Day
Who am I?
Cameron Diaz
Who am I?
This actor has reported that he has been diagnosed with a mental disorder that causes him to hallucinate and have manic behaviors.
He has become famous for his SNL skits and hilarious impressions of:
Al Gore
Bill Clinton
George Bush
Darrell Hammond
(as Bill Clinton)
Who am I?
This actor battled this mental disorder that caused him to have sever thoughts of sadness, despair and insomnia.
He is famous for his many great movies such as:
10 Things I Hate About You
The Patriot
A Knights Tale
But he is best known for his latest and last role as the infamous "Joker" in
The Dark Knight
Heath Ledger
Major Depressive Disorder
Warning Signs of Depression
1. Sleeping too much or not enough
2. Interest in Death and Suicide
3. Poor Nutrition
4. Loss of Interest in Life
5. Lack of Energy
6. Persistent Feeling of Sadness
7. Feeling Hopeless / Helpless
8. Increase in Crying
9. Difficulty Concentrating
10. Persistent Aches and Pains
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