Mental Health And Mental Disorders

1050 Words Oct 8th, 2015 5 Pages
LP4 Assignment: Healthy People 2020
Shelbi Murphy
National American University

Mental health and mental disorders are related in that which they both deal with the mind, they either have productive or detrimental effects on the individual. Mental health is basically when an individual is performing and being productive with in society. The individual has the ability to cope with specific issues and address those issues without cause. Mental disorders are any condition that is diagnosable through the DSM-5, and causes mood and behavioral changes. Mental disorders can have long lasting effects on individuals and can contribute to many long-term disabilities, behavioral issues, impulse control, irrational thought process, and ineffectively being able to be a productive part of society.
Statistics on Mental Health Disorders
“Mental disorders are common in the United States and internationally. An estimated 22.1% of Americans ages 18 and older-about 1 in 5 adults-suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year.
Approximately 18.8 million American adults, or about 9.5 percent of the U.S. population age 18 and older in a given year, have a depressive disorder.
Nearly twice as many women (12.0 percent) as men (6.6 percent) are affected by a depressive disorder each year. These figures translate to 12.4 million women and 6.4 million men in the U.S.” (Medicine Net, October 2, 2015).
“Mental disorders are among the most common causes of disability. The…
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