According the National Alliance on Mental Illness (2016), 1 in 5 adults will experience mental illness each year–that’s 20% of the American population. Examples of mental illness include anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and schizophrenia. Like other chronic conditions, mental illnesses are marked by behavioral and biological components.
address the following:
- Pick a mental illness and briefly describe it.
- Describe both the behavioral and biological components of the disease. What treatment options exist for each component of the disease?
consider and address the following questions:
- Do you notice similarities among any of the conditions your classmates have discussed? If so, which ones?
- Do mental health stigmas exist? How might stigmas affect patient diagnosis and treatment?