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 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   (679 words)

 WHO | Gender and women's mental health
Mental illness is associated with a significant burden of morbidity and disability.
Gender determines the differential power and control men and women have over the socioeconomic determinants of their mental health and lives, their social position, status and treatment in society and their susceptibility and exposure to specific mental health risks.
Women are more likely to seek help from and disclose mental health problems to their primary health care physician while men are more likely to seek specialist mental health care and are the principal users of inpatient care.
www.who.int /mental_health/prevention/genderwomen/en   (1250 words)

 Mental Imagery (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Mental imagery (varieties of which are sometimes colloquially referred to as "visualizing," "seeing in the mind's eye," "hearing in the head," "imagining the feel of," etc.) is quasi-perceptual experience; it resembles perceptual experience, but occurs in the absence of the appropriate external stimuli.
The belief that such mental representations are real is justified in the same sort of way that belief in the reality of electrons, or natural selection, or gravitational fields (or other scientifically sanctioned "unobservables") is justified: Imagery is known to exist inasmuch as the explanations that rely upon imaginal representations are known to be true.
Such representations are "mental" in the sense now commonplace in cognitive science: i.e., they are conceived of as being embodied as brain states, but as individuated by their functional (and computational) role in cognition.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/mental-imagery   (14641 words)

 Mental Retardation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Mental retardation is a developmental disability that can appear from birth through the age of 18.
Two of the most common inherited causes of mental retardation are fragile X syndrome, caused by a defect in the chromosome that determines sex, and Down syndrome, caused by an extra chromosome.
Studies have shown that those with severe to profound mental retardation have a shortened life expectancy due to diseases that are often associated with these degrees of retardation.
www.hmc.psu.edu /childrens/healthinfo/m/mentalretardation.htm   (1653 words)

 Mental Health Issues
The Surgeon General's report defines mental health as "the successful performance of mental function, resulting in productive activities, fulfilling relationships with other people, and the ability to adapt to change and cope with adversity." Mental health generally refers to an individual's thoughts, feelings and actions, particularly when faced with life's challenges and stresses.
Mental health problems can be the outcome of many different kinds of experiences in a person's life, from early childhood to later life events.
In general, it may be said that a mental illness is a condition that adversely impacts an individual's thought processes, emotions, behaviors and/or interactions with other people, or interferes with one's abilities to effectively manage one's life.
www.helpguide.org /mental_emotional_health.htm   (1171 words)

 'Creating Mental Illness' by Allan V. Horwitz reviewed by Lynn E. O'Connor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
He carefully defines "mental disorder" using Wakefield’s (1992; 1993) definition: "a mental disorder exists when some internal psychological system is unable to function as it is designed to function, and when this dysfunction is defined as inappropriate in a particular social context".
Prior to the 1970s, psychiatry was heavily influenced by Freudian theory, and mental disorders were seen as "non specific reflections of unconscious mechanisms, not as discrete symptom-based diseases." Psychopathology was vague and viewed as occurring on a continuum, with the pathological merging into the normal.
In dynamic psychiatry mental illness was seen to occur on a continuum and were categorized by vague and continuous unconscious mechanisms; in diagnostic psychiatry mental illnesses were considered distinct categorical entities with specific symptoms.
human-nature.com /nibbs/02/cmi.html   (1498 words)

 WHO | Mental health
Mental illnesses are common to all countries and cause immense suffering.
Mental illnesses affect and are affected by chronic conditions such as cancer, heart and cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and HIV/AIDS.
The Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse provides leadership and guidance for the achievement of two broad objectives: (a) closing the gap between what is needed and what is currently available to reduce the burden of mental disorders worldwide, and (b) promoting mental health.
www.who.int /mental_health/en   (501 words)

 Mental Earth Community - Home
Mental Earth makes up for that offering you a chance to be supported by those who do understand.
It is the mission and motto of Mental Earth Community (MEC) to provide support for people with mental disorders, their families, friends and mental health providers in a Safe and Secure Environment.
Mental Earth is a small, cozy community for adults, only permitting members 18 and older.
www.mentalearth.com   (501 words)

 eMedicine - Mental Retardation : Article by C Simon Sebastian, MD
Mental retardation is a state of developmental deficit, beginning in childhood, that results in significant limitation of intellect or cognition and poor adaptation to the demands of everyday life.
It was described in 1934 by Folling in 10 children with mental retardation, hypertonia, and hyperreflexia, with a musty odor in urine and sweat.
Mental retardation, in and of itself, does not constitute a medical condition to which aberrant behavior or emotional disturbance should be ascribed.
www.emedicine.com /med/topic3095.htm   (8210 words)

 Mental Representation (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
RTM defines such intentional mental states as relations to mental representations, and explains the intentionality of the former in terms of the semantic properties of the latter.
In philosophy, recent debates about mental representation have centered around the existence of propositional attitudes (beliefs, desires, etc.) and the determination of their contents (how they come to be about what they are about), and the existence of phenomenal properties and their relation to the content of thought and perceptual experience.
That mental processes are computations, that computations are rule-governed sequences of semantically evaluable objects, and that the rules apply to the symbols in virtue of their content, are central tenets of mainstream cognitive science.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/mental-representation   (7862 words)

 Disorders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Although this is not a comprehensive listing of all mental issues, it will give you a basic understanding of certain disorders and illnesses.
MENTAL ILLNESS is a disorder characterized by disturbances in a person’s thoughts, emotions, or behavior.
is a mental illness in which people experience an unwelcome sense of detachment from their own bodies.
www.endallthepain.com /Mental.html   (1379 words)

 mental illness, mental health information center
A new SAMHSA training curriculum provides mental health care providers with the latest information on prevention strategies and alternative approaches to avoid and reduce the use of seclusion and restraint.
CMHS disaster mental health programs are conducted by the Emergency Mental Health and Traumatic Stress Services Branch of the Federal Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS).
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and its Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) are pleased to introduce six Evidence-Based Practice Implementation Resource Kits to encourage the use of evidence-based practices in mental health.
mentalhealth.samhsa.gov   (396 words)

 CMHS Programs: Mental Health Programs
The Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is the Federal agency within the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) that leads national efforts to improve prevention and mental health treatment services for all Americans.
Meeting the mental health needs of children and their families through community-based “systems of care.”more...
Assisting persons with mental illnesses who are homeless in obtaining treatment and other services while making the transition from homelessness.
www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov /cmhs   (499 words)

 Mental Health - Boston.com (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.virginia.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Needing a new home for him, state social workers said the shy boy should be institutionalized, based on an IQ test showing he was "feebleminded." Without a word from the child, a judge in Boston committed him to a home for people with...
TAUNTON -- A psychologist suggested yesterday that there is no valid way for mental health specialists to predict whether former Catholic priest James R. Porter will commit new sex crimes if he is released from the state prison where he has been since admitting to molesting dozens of children in the Fall River Diocese.
While new medications have enhanced patients' control of their symptoms, there is another reason why most people with mental illness live better lives: they have been the unanticipated...
www.boston.com.cob-web.org:8888 /yourlife/health/mental   (199 words)

 Discovery Health :: What Is Mental Health?
In order to understand exactly what is meant by "mental health," we need to first define what the overarching concept of "health" means.
Mental disorders are health conditions that are characterized by alterations in thinking, mood, or behavior (or some combination thereof) associated with distress and/or impaired functioning." This notion of a continuum sees mental health on one end as 'successful mental functioning' compared to mental illness on the other end as 'impaired functioning.'
A key to understanding mental health and mental illness is defining these terms in cultural contexts.
health.discovery.com /centers/mental/whatis/whatis.html   (409 words)

 Mental Golf Training, Mental Golf Secrets and Mental Golf Tips
What separates "The Mental Keys" from the rest of the pack is that it explains in simple steps why and how to develop a great mental game.
Without knowing why mental golf techniques work, you are still at the mercy of old man golf's bag of tricks that can mess with your head.
This unique and proven mental golf training program will definitely give you the edge over your competition by showing you how to take your mental golf game to the next level and play in the zone.
www.mentalkeys.com   (1605 words)

 Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law -- Advocating for the Civil Rights and Human Dignity of People with Mental ...
The report and companion fact sheets document how states and school districts have successfully combined school-wide positive behavior support with effective mental health services to foster a school environment that is conducive to learning and improves children’s lives.
The Campaign for Mental Health Reform recommends strategies to reduce the disproportionate number of people with mental illnesses in jails and prisons.
The latest issue of our Mental Health Policy Reporter covers the legislative and regulatory issues that will come to the fore in the short fall session of the 109th Congress.
www.bazelon.org   (765 words)

 The Influence of Exercise on Mental Health   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Part of the problem in interpreting the scientific literature is that there are over 100 scientific studies dealing with exercise and depression or exercise and anxiety and not all of these studies show statistically significant benefits with exercise training.
Another area associated with positive mental health is the relationship between exercise and restful sleep.
For many of the other variables related to mental health, the initial meta-analyses have shown evidence that is promising.
www.fitness.gov /mentalhealth.htm   (3751 words)

 Mental Health - refdesk.com
Internet Mental Health - Effective, well-researched treatments exist for most mental disorders, yet the majority of people who have severe mental illness are not treated.
Mental Help - Site includes news, a glossary of mental health terms, a symptoms list, info on common disorders and treatment, an archive of previous articles, and help in finding treatment.
National Institute of Mental Health Sites offers information from NIMH about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of mental illnesses.
www.refdesk.com /mental.html   (1257 words)

 Lockinout.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Mental is on tour with Blacklisted and Iron Age until Dec. 15th so the LOC store is temporarily down.
Mental will be doing a full US tour as well as a full EU tour this summer with Justice.
Mental is set to record their first full length record titled "Planet Mental" the first week of April.
www.lockinout.com   (2539 words)

 Mental Health Fact Sheet
Mental disorders are as disabling as cancer or heart disease in terms of premature death and lost productivity
Rate of mental illness tends to be similar to that among non-Hispanic whites
David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General, 1999, presented at the 92nd Annual NAACP Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana.
www.cdc.gov /omh/AMH/factsheets/mental.htm   (416 words)

 The Elimination of Barriers Initiative : Mental health: it's part of all our lives. (via CobWeb/3.1 ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Mental health: it’s part of all our lives.
It could be you, a family member, a friend, a neighbor, a student, a coworker, or anyone who’s part of your life.
People with mental illnesses lead active, productive lives and contribute to their communities.
www.allmentalhealth.samhsa.gov.cob-web.org:8888   (360 words)

 Knit beanie Winter Ski & snowboard hat, crazy funky helmet cover, jester hat, Dr. Seuss Cat in the hat hat and more!
The original Dr. Seuss red and white stovepipe Cat in the Hat hat by Mental from the children's book Cat in the Hat.
Mental Headgear winter ski and snowboard beanie hat constructed of Malden Polartec 200.
Mental Headgear winter ski and snowboard knit beanie hat constructed with a Malden Polartec 200 lining.
www.mentalgear.com   (4082 words)

 Research & Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health : Home
Stigma associated with mental illness can dissuade young people and their families from seeking help.
As a result, the guide is intended for use in any community that uses a wraparound process consistent with the NWI guidelines.
The Center is jointly funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, United States Department of Education and the Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
www.rtc.pdx.edu   (621 words)

 Mental Health - Home Page
Welcome to the CDC Mental Health Work Group Web site, which includes basic public health information on mental health.
While CDC is not a mental health agency, staff members from across CDC whose work relates to mental health established the mental health work group, and this Web site, to support CDC's overall public health efforts.
This website provides researchers and policy analysts with an overview of the measures of child and adolescent mental health and use of mental health services in various surveys of the NCHS data systems.
www.cdc.gov /mentalhealth   (175 words)

 Mental Health Center - MayoClinic.com
Explore mental illnesses such as anxiety disorders, personality disorders, psychotic disorders and eating disorders.
Treatments to reduce or eliminate signs and symptoms of mental illness and restore mental health.
Depression: Supporting loved ones through their battle with depression Watching as a loved one battles depression can be difficult.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/mental-health/MH99999   (151 words)

 MedlinePlus: Mental Health
Mental Illness and the Family: Is Hospitalization Necessary?
Mental Illness and Stigma: Coping with the Ridicule (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)
The primary NIH organization for research on Mental Health is the National Institute of Mental Health
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/mentalhealth.html   (1011 words)

 Mental Health Matters: Information and resources about mental health issues for consumers, professionals, students and ...
Mental Health Matters: Information and resources about mental health issues for consumers, professionals, students and supporters.
Mental Health Matters and mental-health-matters.com © 2000-2005 by Get Mental Help, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Mental Health Articles ¦ Psychological Disorders ¦ Treatments for Mental Illness
www.mental-health-matters.com   (440 words)

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