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What is mental illness?


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It is a mental disease that interferes with the normal functioning of the human mind. Mental illnesses can be caused by a wide range of factors, ranging from childhood traumas to everyday life situations. However, for some people, mental illnesses are often a result of biological vulnerabilities – something which their culture also partly contributed to. In other cases, the causes are less direct; a person can have an inability to function normally because of some environmental reason (such as unemployment or poverty).

What is mental health?

Unfortunately, just about one-fifth of the patients seeking treatment at a primary mental health professional clinic don’t even know they have a mental disorder. This can make treating them far more complicated than necessary. Many people believe that mental illness is simply a matter of poor behavior management – a kind of “cluster headache.” The problem is that many people live with a mental illness for years before discovering that they have it – and that it interferes with their daily lives. This can lead to a loss of productivity and a diminished sense of social interaction – and these are all things that a professional mental health professional can help you address. Unfortunately, only about one-fifth of those patients who first consult with a psychiatrist or psychologist seek treatment.

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