M.Ed., M.A - English, M.Sc - Psychology, Ph.D(Doctor of Philosophy), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Certified NLP Master Practitioner
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The greatest problem with mental illness is that most people are not able to access the desired treatment.
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Quite similar to the physical illness, people suffering from mental illness also require medical care and attention. Various researchers are of the opinion that mental illness is a disorder caused due to the malfunctioning of the brain. Treatments help a person in returning to normal life. Yet, insurance doesn't cover the treatment or therapies, or medications required to treat mental illnesses in most cases. It is important to develop empathy towards people with mental illness.
Which of these statements on mental illness is true?
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Most people are into a misconception that there is only a single variant of mental illness that few suffer from. But this is not true; in fact, there are various forms of mental illnesses, and each one varies in its intensity to a great extent. This stereotype regarding mental illness has turned it into an issue with practical awareness regarding what a person must do when he or she suffers from any serious problem. If you think that the situation is going out of your hands, you should consider seeking help.
Sometimes, therapy is the only way of managing mental health issues.
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Some people greatly benefit from the various therapies meant to reduce the impact of mental illnesses. Keeping it within oneself is detrimental to one's health, and it pays to talk about it to someone who can help. At times, you may have to take medicines, and there is no harm in it. Medications have been proved to help people with mental issues, and if your doctor thinks that you need it, you must go for it. Seeking help is the first steps of curing mental illness.
Which of these diseases are often misunderstood in the contemporary context?
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Many people are not able to understand OCD and recognize it as a mental health issue. OCD, contrary to the popular belief is something more than washing the hands too often or being obsessed with perfection about everything. The sufferers are often not able to understand the disease until they are diagnosed with it. When you have OCD, you should seek medical support to understand how to manage the compulsions.
Depression is all about the persistent sadness that becomes hard to deal with.
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Contrary to popular belief, depression is not about constant sadness. They can even be happy though it cannot be compared to happiness in the literal sense. But those suffering from the condition would seek attention to the point of self-harm and might feel that their life is void and it has lost all its meaning. They also tend to be detached from everything that mattered to them the most at a certain point in time. Depression may even involve suicidal tendencies, hence recognizing depression and availing treatment is crucial.