Definition of Mental Illness and Some Common Diagnoses*
Mental illness is a term that describes a broad range of mental and emotional conditions. Mental illness also refers to one portion of the broader ADA term mental impairment, and is different from other covered mental impairments such as mental retardation, organic brain damage, and learning disabilities. The term ‘psychiatric disability’ is used when mental illness significantly interferes with the performance of major life activities, such as learning, working and communicating, among others.
Someone can experience a mental illness over many years. The type, intensity and duration of symptoms vary from person to person. They come and go and do not always follow a regular pattern, making it difficult to predict when symptoms and functioning will flare-up, even if treatment recommendations are followed. The symptoms of mental illness often are effectively controlled through medication and/or psychotherapy, and may even go into remission. For some people, the illness continues to cause periodic episodes that require treatment. Consequently, some people with mental illness will need no support, others may need only occasional support, and still others may require more substantial, ongoing support to maintain their productivity.
The most common forms of mental illness are, , and . Brief introductory information about these conditions is presented in this section for educational purposes only.
Anxiety disorders, the most common group of mental illnesses, are characterized by severe fear or anxiety associated with particular objects and situations. Most people with anxiety disorders try to avoid exposure to the situation that causes anxiety.rtve researchgate astro.wisc.edu engawa.kakaku.com search.auone.jp telstra.com.au sitereport.netcraft.com wikimapia.org nutritiondata.self.com kaskus.co.id digitalcollections.clemson.edu superherohype.com tools.folha.com.br talgov.com minecraft.curseforge.com curseforge.com foro.infojardin.com camfrog.com popcouncil.org drinksmixer.com