'Grief and anxiety are not mental illnesses' Psychiatric diagnoses are not only scientifically invalid, they are harmful too. The language of illness implies that the roots of such emotional distress lie in abnormalities in our brain and biology, usually known as "chemical imbalances". This leads us to be blind to the social and psychological causes of distress.
Mental illnesses are medical conditions that disrupt a person's thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functions. Mental illnesses affect tens of millions of people each year, only a fraction of whom receive treatment. October 7 through 13 is #MentalIllness Awareness Week, take a look at this infographic to see how mental illness affects Americans. from GOOD
The Mind Outside The Mind What determines if a person is mentally ill and what determines if the person is not? According to the various individuals the definitions are all different however if a persons thinking process is off balance you are more than likely going to find a mental illness regarding if it is revolving around a physical cause. The mind has played tricks on even the so-called sane individuals in the world. When the mind creeps in suspicions loss of thought inability to say…
Dr. Neal Houston: WHEN DO I NEED HELP WITH AN EMOTIONAL OR MENTAL ILLNESS? - There is no swab test, nor no temperature reading, to act as irrefutable evidence of the existence of a mental disorder. There is only a distortion of human emotions, behaviors and actions. Yet the line between what is distorted and what is normal is not fixed by science, it varies from society to society, and even within our own culture.