Mental Illness

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ABSTRACT

The society of the world often misunderstood the actual truth of mental illness and it has created mental illness as a stigma. The mental illness itself created a fear, by understanding mental illness we can profit a new understanding of mental illness and reduces the stigma out of it. Basically Mental illnesses are medical conditions that disrupt a person 's thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning. The goal of this research is to understand what the majority (from respondent) perspective on the mental illness, the aim is to teach the society of mental illness that will reduce the stigma.
This type of research would be a descriptive qualitative, with the supporting element of a
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CHAPTER II

REVIEW OF LITERATURE

2.1 The Social Construction of Mental Illness

2.1.1. Defining Mental Illness “Mental illnesses are medical conditions that disrupt a person 's thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning. Just as diabetes is a disorder of the pancreas, mental illnesses are medical conditions that often result in a diminished capacity for coping with the ordinary demands of life”.
Mental illness has many serious conditions which include major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, and borderline personality disorder, but it’s good that there are many cases that mental illness can be cured.

2.1.2. The Three Model of Mental Illness

A. Mental Illness as a Disease
Mental Illness is a disease with biological causes. Some mental illnesses have been linked to an abnormal balance of special chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters help nerve cells in the brain communicate with each other. If these chemicals are out of balance or are not working properly, messages may not make it through the brain correctly, leading to symptoms of mental illness. Other biological factors that may be involved in the development of mental illness include: genetic, infection, brain defect or injury, prenatal damage, substance abuse, and other factors.

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