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  Illness - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Illness can be defined as a state of poor health, with health defined by the World Health Organization as "health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity" (WHO, 1946) [1].
What can cause and continue this impairment of physical, mental, or social well-being includes but is not limited to disease.
illnesses can also be called a deisease, and there are many kind of dieseases like cancer,AIDS, etc. some illnessess are curable but some are not.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Illness   (123 words)

  
 Charles Darwin's illness - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Creationists have focused on this interpretation of the cause of Darwin's illness.
Many of Darwin's children suffered from similarly vague illnesses for much of their early lives [7], but it has been speculated that part of this may have been simply because he encouraged a household where sickness was a form of attention and socialization.
To Be an Invalid: The Illness of Charles Darwin (1977).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Charles_Darwin's_illness   (3791 words)

  
 Mental Illness
Mental illness is a term used for a group of disorders causing serious disturbances in thinking, feeling, and relating, which result in a substantially diminished capacity for coping with ordinary demands of life.
Mood disorders may be bipolar, as in manic-depressive illness, with extreme high and low mood swings, or unipolar, as in depressive illness, in which the individual suffers persistent, severe depression.
Mental illness is not caused by bad parenting and is not evidence of weakness of character.
www.ppjr.org /medethic/mental.htm   (1222 words)

  
 Mental Illness
On this criticism, it seems that the reason that mental illness does not exist is the same sort of reason that phlogiston or astral influences do not exist: it is an empirical mistake caused by flawed methodology.
For example, Boorse's evolutionary approach uses illness to mean an internal condition that interferes with a natural function that promotes the continuation of the species, but in deciding between this and an alternative approach, we have to ask whether this model of illness is the best one for us.
Three mental illnesses that have received attention from philosophers and psychiatric theorists on the issue of responsibility are schizophrenia, psychopathy, and alcoholism.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/mental-illness   (7451 words)

  
 Mental Illness Awareness Week - October 5-11, 2003, National Mental Health Information Center
Mental Illness Awareness Week is an annual, national observance that was created by a Presidential proclamation in 1990 to focus attention on the high incidence of mental illness in America.
The purpose of the observance is to educate the public about mental illness and to reduce the stigma that motivates society to discriminate against people with mental illness.
Mental illness is any diagnosable mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder that interferes with or limits a person's ability to live, work, learn, and participate fully in his or her community.
www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov /highlights/october2003/awareness   (550 words)

  
 ALTITUDE ILLNESS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Travelers vary considerably in their susceptibility to altitude illness, and there are currently no screening tests that predict whether someone is at greater risk of getting altitude illness.
AMS is the most common presentation of altitude illness and, while it can occur at altitudes as low as 1,219 to 1,829 meters (4,000 to 6,000 feet), most often occurs in abrupt ascents to over 2,743 meters (9,000 feet).
The most important aspect of preventing severe altitude illness is to refrain from further ascent until all symptoms of altitude illness have disappeared.
lapaz.usembassy.gov /english/health/altitude.htm   (932 words)

  
 Past Forward Rule: Healing Trinity 2- Golden Rules for Illness
Your illness is meant to propel you on a journey of self-discovery.
If they do have serious illness, it is because they have chosen it at the level of spirit to advance their learning (and they know it!).
Illness used to be the greatest excuse in my arsenal for not living.
www.healpastlives.com /future/rule/ruillnes.htm   (1446 words)

  
 CDC - Costs of Illness in the 1993 Waterborne Cryptosporidium Outbreak, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
For moderate and severe illness, data regarding the duration of illness before an emergency department visit or hospitalization, the percentage of persons self-medicating during this period, and costs for medication were obtained from the medical records.
Average costs of illness for persons with mild, moderate, and severe illness were $116 for mild, $475 for moderate, and $7,808 for severe (Table 2).
Although the $96.2 million in illness costs attributed to the Milwaukee outbreak is substantial, estimated monetized annual costs of waterborne disease in the United States have been estimated at $21.9 billion (1991 dollars) (19).
www.cdc.gov /ncidod/EID/vol9no4/02-0417.htm   (4069 words)

  
 Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and its Metaphors, by Susan Sontag
Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and its Metaphors, by Susan Sontag
These two essays now published together, Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors, have been translated into many languages and continue to have an enormous influence on the thinking of medical professional and, above all, on the lives of many thousands of patients and caregivers.
It is largely as a result of her work that the how-to health books avoid the blame-ridden term 'cancer personality' and speak more soothingly of 'disease-producing lifestyles.'.
www.susansontag.com /illnessasmetaphor.htm   (241 words)

  
 The Preskeletal Phase of Chronic Fluoride Intoxication by G. Waldbott, M.D.
For instance, the radial nerve paralysis or the lead line on the gums which are typical of lead poisoning are preceded by numerous vague symptoms such as lack of appetite, general fatigue, gastric pains, and bowel disorders.
In contrast to the Saginaw cases in which the illness was recognized after cessation of fluoridation in Windsor, Ontario, it was detected after fluoride was introduced into the water supply.
In view of the widespread industrial application of fluoride and its great significance as an environmental pollutant and because of the likelihood that the illness already described affects a sizeable segment of the population, careful review of all available data on this subject is indicated.
www.fluoridation.com /waldbot.htm   (2847 words)

  
 NPR : People with Mental Illness, Who Needs Housing, Housing First
A severe mental illness is defined as a disorder that causes substantial interference with the ability to handle basic living skills -- such as eating, bathing or managing money -- or to function in family, job or social contexts.
The National Alliance for Mental Illness says that the rate of success for treating a first episode of bipolar disorder is 80 percent; for major depression, 70 percent; and for schizophrenia, 60 percent.
Americans increasingly associate mental illness with the potential for violence despite evidence to the contrary, according to a study.
www.npr.org /news/specials/housingfirst/whoneeds/mentallyill.html   (1516 words)

  
 Know the basics of Mental Illnesses like depression, bipolar, schizophrenia and obsessive compulsive disorder from ...
Mental illness is any disease or condition affecting the brain that influence the way a person thinks, feels, behaves and/or relates to others and to his or her surroundings.
Although the symptoms of mental illness can vary from mild to severe and are different depending on the type of mental illness, a person with an untreated mental illness often is unable to cope with life's daily routines and demands.
Psychological trauma: Some mental illnesses may be triggered by psychological trauma suffered as a child, such as severe emotional, physical or sexual abuse; a significant early loss, such as the loss of a parent; and neglect.
www.medicinenet.com /mental_illness/article.htm   (669 words)

  
 A Biochemical Illness   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Depressive Illness, also referred to as Affective or Mood Disorder, attacks millions of Americans and is often fatal; yet few people are being properly treated or even diagnosed.
Depressive Illness is among the most common and destructive of illnesses prevalent in the United States today.
In addition to major depression, many people suffer from manic depressive illness (bipolar disorder) which is characterized by radical mood swings from severe depression to exaggerated, inappropriate elation.
www.depression.org /biochem.html   (246 words)

  
 Chronic Illness and Depression
People diagnosed with chronic illnesses must adjust to the demands of the illness itself, as well as to the treatments for their condition.
Depression and illness may occur together because the physical changes associated with the illness trigger the depression, the individual has a psychological reaction to the hardships posed by the illness, or simply as a coincidence.
Understand and identify the life problems or events, such as a major illness, a death in the family, a loss of a job, or a divorce that contribute to depression and help them understand which aspects of those problems they may be able to solve or improve.
www.cchs.net /health/health-info/docs/2200/2282.asp?index=9288   (830 words)

  
 We Need Equal Treatment
It is because of the shame and stigma associated with mental illness.
Most people think mental illness means someone hallucinates and is not in touch with reality, but mental illness is much broader than that.
There are other illnesses that result from things going wrong in the brain, such as Parkinson's Disease or Alzheimer's Disease, but these illnesses have no shame and stigma associated with them.
www.athealth.com /Consumer/farticles/Hammer.html   (1012 words)

  
 Mental Illness
Mental illness is a term used for a group of disorders causing severe disturbances in thinking, feeling and relating.
Their illness is not caused by bad parenting and it is not a weakness of character.
The causes of mental illness are not well understood, although it is believed that the functioning of the brain's neurotransmitters is involved.
www.mhaoc.org /about_mi.html   (697 words)

  
 Reasonable Accommodations: What is Psychiatric Disability and Mental Illness?
Mental illness is a term that describes a broad range of mental and emotional conditions.
Mental illness also refers to one portion of the broader ADA term mental impairment, and is different from other covered mental impairments such as mental retardation, organic brain damage, and learning disabilities.
Mental illnesses are treatable, and the cost of not treating them may be high, both in personal and financial terms.
www.bu.edu /cpr/reasaccom/whatis-psych.html   (1620 words)

  
 Mass Psychogenic Illness -- familydoctor.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Mass psychogenic illness is when groups of people (such as a class in a school or workers in an office) start feeling sick at the same time even though there is no physical or environmental reason for them to be sick.
Many outbreaks of mass psychogenic illness start with an environmental "trigger." The environmental trigger can be a bad smell, a suspicious-looking substance or something else that makes people in a group believe they have been exposed to a germ or a poison.
The patterns of the outbreak (for example, the kinds of illnesses that are reported, the kinds of people who are affected, the way the illness spreads) might also give evidence of mass psychogenic illness.
familydoctor.org /648.xml   (846 words)

  
 Chronic Illness
The course of a chronic illness often begins with an individual experiencing symptoms, which are often diffuse and which come and go.
The way in which the illness will impact these areas will be affected by the state of the "coexistence" a person has formed with the illness and the new identity developed.
It is also a place where the loved one of someone with a chronic illness can talk about their concerns and how they are dealing with this particular life issue.
www.umass.edu /fsap/articles/ill.html   (1044 words)

  
 Technorati Tag: illness   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Vibrant Health Begins with a Cleanse Parasites in humans are a major cause of illness.
My name is Kristi.  I have suffered from a mental illness from an early age.  I was never diagnosed until the year 2002, after I had a horrible...
Letter: A better way to police mental illness MetroWest Daily News, MA - May 11, 2006… the value of training law enforcement personnel in techniques...
www.technorati.com /tag/illness   (566 words)

  
 Altitude illness -- Barry and Pollard 326 (7395): 915 -- BMJ
Altitude illness is common in people ascending to more than 2500 metres, especially if the ascent is rapid.
Altitude illness seems to have the same incidence in children as in adults, but the diagnosis may be delayed in children too young to describe their symptoms
Medical Expeditions (www.medex.org.uk/) is a research charity dedicated to investigating the mechanisms of altitude related illness.
bmj.bmjjournals.com /cgi/content/full/326/7395/915   (3102 words)

  
 Technorati Tag: mental illness   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
When Justice Ignores Mental Illness An eighteen-year-old boy, struck with schizophrenia, resorts to bank robbery to pay for a surgical operation he doesn't need.
Mental Illness Extensive information on mental illness, including schizophrenia, bipolar and mood disorders, depression, anxiety, dementia and child psychiatry.
Well my psychiatrist has upped my seroquel as she is trying to help me with my excited and loud outburst.
www.technorati.com /tag/mental+illness   (536 words)

  
 Illness
At present, it is believed by most that HIV is the precursor to AIDS and one of several distinct stages of illness...a) latency, b) symptoms emerge and child experiences increasing fatigue and frequent bouts with disease; c) serious illness, full set of AIDS symptoms, pain and imminent death.
Gathering information and reading about youngsters with the wide spectrum of illnesses and symptoms may obscure the importance of seeing the child first and meeting basic needs.
Identify three commonly held fallacies about chronic illness and then provide three fact based beliefs about youngsters who are not well.
jan.ucc.nau.edu /~jde7/ese504/class/advanced/Healthproblems.html   (3431 words)

  
 High-Altitude Illness: How to Avoid It and How to Treat It -- familydoctor.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Some of the first signs of high-altitude illness are headache, lightheadedness, weakness, trouble sleeping and an upset stomach.
The answer depends on the type of chronic illness you have and how severe it is. Most people who have a chronic illness, such as heart or lung disease, can safely spend time at a high altitude if their disease is under good control.
A child may not be able to recognize the symptoms of high-altitude illness, so parents and other adults must carefully watch for any signs of high-altitude illness in children.
familydoctor.org /handouts/247.html   (1051 words)

  
 Reporting Suspected Foodborne Illness - Minnesota Dept. of Health
Your call to the hotline helps us identify foodborne illness outbreaks in Minnesota and prevent the spread of illness to others.
The Foodborne Illness Hotline is staffed from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday (not including Holidays).
Anyone with a diarrheal illness should avoid swimming in public pools or lakes, sharing baths with others, and preparing food for others.
www.health.state.mn.us /divs/idepc/dtopics/foodborne/reporting.html   (386 words)

  
 Search WWW.SKEPDIC.COM: mental illness   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The general public, being generally ignorant of mental illness and kept that way by mass media emphasis on sex and violence,
Smart case vertline.gif (1078 bytes) cult A delusion held by one person is a mental illness, held by a few is a cult, held by many is a religion.
who thinks brain disorders are not brain disorders and, if he had his way, no one with a mental illness would be taking drugs.
skepdic.master.com /texis/master/search?q=mental+illness&s=SS   (281 words)

  
 Altitude Illness
Symptoms of altitude illness can begin to occur at 8000ft (2400m) or lower still, but serious altitude illness is rare below 10,000 ft (3000 m).
Lack of oxygen causes fluid leakage and accumulation in between cells in the brain and/or the lungs.
Use of Diamox will not mask the symptoms of altitude illness if it is to occur.
www.ciwec-clinic.com /altitude   (973 words)

  
 ZYPREXA - Understanding Mental Illness   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
There are many forms of mental illness, including serious conditions such as bipolar disorder, bipolar mania, and schizophrenia, which are discussed below.
Mental illness has many faces, ranging from occasional episodes of depression to severe, chronic conditions like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
It is important to talk to a healthcare professional if you believe that you or a loved one may be suffering from a mental illness.
www.zyprexa.com /managing/index.jsp   (334 words)

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