23 Mar Mental disorders
Updated June, 2018.
The following posts are not meant to take the place of a professional or a diagnosis. If you suspect you or someone you know to be suffering, seek professional guidance immediately. YSS provides general information to inform your decisions. It is not a substitute for the invaluable connections you make with a real person – professional or friend.
What does define a mental disorder? What do people mean by that term? And what are mental disorders like? How do they happen? And what should you do if you, or someone you know, is affected by one? Can people recover from a mental disorder?
The answer to that last question is “Yes.” Seventy to ninety percent of people feel improvement in both their symptoms and quality of life after seeking treatment for mental illness. When people receive the right help, they begin to feel better and function better in life, work and in their relationships.
These posts are meant to inform you on all the facts so you can determine for yourself how you think and feel about mental disorders and the people affected by them.
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*Much of the information from the Mental Disorders posts came from: Kaplan and Sadock’s Synopsis of Psychiatry (Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, MD. 1994) and from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (American Psychiatric Association, Washington, DC. 1994)
**The statistics found within these posts came from: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/01/mental-illness-statistics_n_6193660.html
Do you know anyone who has a mental disorder? What is the diagnosis?