10] Asian patients may not be referred for psychiatric care because they are prone to somatise psychological problems and consequently mental illnesses
are not identified and diagnosed.
Using structured questionnaires, the researchers assessed cannabis use as well as various mental illnesses
including depression, anxiety, drug and alcohol use disorders and personality disorders, based on criteria from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV).
People with serious mental illnesses
, however, can usually be helped with proper treatment, which generally combines medication and psychotherapy.
Just as diabetes can be managed, mental illnesses
can be managed with professional help, medication and community support.
In dealing with mental illnesses
, it is necessary to lay an eye on improving corporate culture in addition to finding people with problems at an early stage,'' said an official of the Productivity Center.
Mental health care professionals sometimes battle to understand the causes of a patient's psychosis or dementia, without knowing that the patient has a late-stage HIV infection, while their colleagues in the HIV/AIDS sector have little or no training on how to deal with patients with mental illnesses
Less than half (45%) of the adult population think that people with long-term mental illnesses
are able to lead independent, fulfilled lives.
However," he adds, "as a country, we have been slow to make those accommodations for individuals with mental illnesses
Those who experience mental illnesses
or disorders tend not to disclose their condition to their employer for fear of discrimination, stereotyping or losing their job.
All three of these truly "reader friendly" titles are confidently recommended for anyone having to cope with mental illnesses
within themselves and/or their loved ones.
Policy limitations for mental illnesses
typically limit benefits to 24 months if the disability is "caused or contributed to" by a "mental illness.
These models have clearly enhanced our understanding of mental illnesses
and ways to treat it.