Mental Health Conditions

Mental Health Conditions

Mental Health

Mental Health

Mental Health Conditions

According the National Alliance on Mental Illness (2016), 1 in 5 adults will experience mental illness each year- -that’s 20% of the American population. Examples of mental illness include anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and schizophrenia. Like other chronic conditions, mental illnesses are marked by behavioral and biological components.

For your initial post, address the following:

Pick a mental illness and briefly describe it.

Describe both the behavioral and biological components of the disease. What treatment options exist for each component of the disease?

For your reply post, consider and address the following questions:

Do you notice similarities among any of the conditions your classmates have discussed? If so, which ones?

Do mental health stigmas exist? How might stigmas affect patient diagnosis and treatment?

Reference
National Alliance on Mental Illness. (2016). Mental health conditions. Retrieved from https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Conditions