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List of Mental Disorders

List of Mental Disorders

A mental illness can be defined as a health condition that changes a person’s thinking, feelings, or behavior (or all three) and that causes the person distress and difficulty in functioning. National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Always seek a medical professional’s guidance in further understanding a diagnosis. This list is compiled from a number of sources including National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) www.nimh.nih.gov, National Alliance on Mental Illnesses (NAMI) www.nami.org, Wikipedia search www.wikipedia.org, and PubMedHealth www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth Many sources utilize the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).  It is published by the American Psychiatric Association and provides a common language and standard criteria for the classification of mental disorders.  This manual is redefined every so many years as the industry changes. It is a personal...

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Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath

I saw the movie Sylvia yesterday.  It is about the poet Sylvia Plath.  I chose this movie unaware of her story or even if she was based on truth.  A random choice from Netflix with a description that leaves much to be discovered: A whirlwind courtship kick-starts the tempestuous marriage between American poet and novelist Sylvia Plath (Gwyneth Paltrow) and English poet Ted Hughes (Daniel Craig), an intense and stormy union that quickly dissolves due to Hughes's philandering and Plath's insecurity. The intense struggle began in college: Following electroconvulsive therapy for depression, Plath made her first medically documented suicide attempt by crawling under her house and taking an overdose of her mother's sleeping pills.  She survived this first suicide attempt after lying unfound in a crawl space...

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CRAZY

” Ponder “

Meaningful Quotes from Films Revolutionary Road: Hopeless emptiness.  Now you've said it.  Plenty of people are onto the emptiness, but it takes real guts to see the hopelessness. Tell me the truth, Frank, remember that?  We used to live by it.  And you know what's so good about the truth?  Everyone knows what it is however long they've lived without it.  No one forgets the truth, Frank, they just get better at lying. I want to feel things.  Really feel them. If being crazy means living life as if it matters, then I don't mind being completely insane. If you wanted to do something absolutely honest, something true, it always turned out to be a thing that had to be done alone. If you don’t try at...

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MOVIES AND MENTAL ILLNESS

Mental illness in Movies

I've watched a number of films depicting a mental disorder from true life experiences (mental illness in movies).  As dark and heavy they are, I felt a sense of relief in knowing I am not the only one.  Some have a positive outcome, some don't.  When I say not the only one, I mean ...

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WHAT IS MENTAL ILLNESS

What is Mental Illness

What is mental illness? Every organ in the human body has a function.  Numerous problems can arise with each organ. The specific problem with the organ and the resulting disorder determines the appropriate treatment. Mental illness is a brain dysfunction.  Your brain is an organ of the body. The dysfunction (malfunctioning) affects: Perception - May experience the world with their senses in an unusual/strange way.  (senses: Vision, Smell, Taste, Touch, Hearing).  e.g. hearing voices, seeing things that others do not see. Thinking - Thoughts may occur very quickly or slowly, may be poorly organized, confusing, illogical, irrational, etc. Mood - All human beings experience a variety of moods and mood changes, such as depression, anxiety, mania.  Mental illness can emerge when symptoms cause significant distress over time...

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