Mental Disorders And The Severity Of The Disorders

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People overlook and ignore mental disorders due to the skepticism of the severity of the disorders. Some people do not believe that disorders exist. An example, people who want out of certain situations or an excuse to not do something will use the word, anxiety, as an excuse. Parents who have kids that lack the knowledge of how to stay still and how to focus will use the term, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder as an excuse, while the parents simply need to teach their kids in a harsher way so they understand. Depression allows for people who are lazy to have an excuse. However, doctors have proven mental disorders, and if left untreated, suicide or crime could be an outcome.
Schizophrenia defines itself as a long-term illness that interferes with a person’s ability to make decisions, manage emotions, and think clearly. Men and women generally develop this disorder between ages twenty and thirty. Some common symptoms for schizophrenia consist of hallucinations and delusions. More specific symptoms for schizophrenia include, lack of emotions, speaking dully, and feeling disconnected. People confuse schizophrenia and clinical depression often. The dictionary defines Anosognosia as the lack of awareness, which some schizophrenics suffer with. This disorder emerges from genetics, environment, such as exposure to viruses or malnutrition before birth, brain chemistry, and substance use. Taking mild-alternating drugs during teen years and young adulthood can increase the…
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