Mental Illnesses : A Mental Health Disorder

1653 WordsAug 3, 20157 Pages
Mental illnesses are brain diseases rooted in biology. Approximately one in every four adults has experienced a mental health disorder according to the Huffington Post. National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) statistic identified mood disorders as the third most common cause for hospitalization in the U.S. for youth and adults. Mental illness compared to other chronic diseases is far more complicated and subjective. This serious and objective health problem has become increasingly obvious recently. In the past years, increasing numbers of children and adolescents experienced emotional disorders. The question of whom or what is responsible for this problem requires understanding the factors affecting the illness in the fields of biology,…show more content…
Mental disorders are a wide range of mental conditions that influences a person’s thinking, feeling, mood or behavior. The most common types of disorders include: major depression, anxiety disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, dementia, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and ADHD among others. Symptoms of mental illness range from mild to severe depending on different experiences of the individual. Though common results include experiencing difficulty and struggling to cope with daily life activities if the disorders are left untreated. The exact cause of mental disorders are not yet known, however, through advanced research in the past decade, researchers now view the conditions as being caused by a combination of psychological, biological, and environmental factors. “A mental health condition isn’t the result of one event. Research suggest multiple, interlinking causes,” NAMI explained. Some people experiencing a stressful lifestyle, unhealthy environment, and biological genetic factors combined may be more susceptible to developing a mental health condition (Mental Illness Basics). Research has also shown that people who have experienced traumatic life events will also be more susceptible to being the victim of a crime. Statistics show that of the one in every twenty people who live with a serious mental illness, 50% begin to show symptoms by
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