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mental disorders:

see bipolar disorderbipolar disorder,
formerly manic-depressive disorder
or manic-depression,
severe mental disorder involving manic episodes that are usually accompanied by episodes of depression.
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; paranoiaparanoia
, in psychology, a term denoting persistent, unalterable, systematized, logically reasoned delusions, or false beliefs, usually of persecution or grandeur. In the former case the paranoiac creates a complex delusional system that purports to show that people want to
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; psychiatrypsychiatry
, branch of medicine that concerns the diagnosis and treatment of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders, including major depression, schizophrenia, and anxiety.
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; psychosispsychosis
, in psychiatry, a broad category of mental disorder encompassing the most serious emotional disturbances, often rendering the individual incapable of staying in contact with reality.
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; schizophreniaschizophrenia
, group of severe mental disorders characterized by reality distortions resulting in unusual thought patterns and behaviors. Because there is often little or no logical relationship between the thoughts and feelings of a person with schizophrenia, the disorder has
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The earnings of people with serious mental disorders in their youth were quite low and did not improve later.
The researchers found that for people with mental disorders, each additional physical illness correlated with a greater increase in the absolute risk of frequent visits to the emergency department.
In this case, primary care givers are often the unsung heroes in coping with both mental illness in their wards and relatives, in addition to the stigma that attends to mental disorder. So, if the family and and accompanying caregivers can get accurate information about the causes of and treatments for mental disorders, they will be able to recognize and discount outmoded, prejudiced beliefs from friends who think mental issues are spiritual or demonic, as well as flippancies from some half-baked professionals.
Besides, primary care physicians, working in the system, are in a better position to identify the barriers in management of mental disorders in the health system.
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Now, based on satellite data from 1985 to 2013, researchers from Aarhus University have mapped the presence of green space around the childhood homes of almost one million Danes and compared this data with the risk of developing one of 16 different mental disorders later in life.
The mental disorder is considered as the second largest prevalence in the society after cardiovascular diseases.
Although child and adolescent mental health recently came into the focus of special attention of major medical journals, (9) and even though evidence-based therapy approaches exist, only about 30-50 percent of affected children and adolescents receive treatment for their mental disorders. (11,12) Furthermore, initial treatment contact after disorder onset is mostly delayed, in many cases for more than a decade.
It is requested to government and people concerned to take drastic measures in order to improve our mental health services and foster awareness among masses regarding mental disorders so that nobody suffers in silence.
Stigma in the community toward people with mental disorders also complicates the handling of people with mental disorders comprehensively.
'Mental disorders include: Depression, bipolar affective disorder, schizophrenia and other psychoses, dementia, intellectual disabilities and developmental disorders including autism.