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Mental Illness Just over 20 percent (or 1 in 5) children/adolescent, either currently or at some point during their life, have had a seriously debilitating mental disorder.
Write down a short description of each illness in your packet Types of Mental Illness
Constant sadness Depression
Hilarious actor from “Dumb and Dumber”, “Ace Ventura”, and “Liar, Liar” Jim Carrey
Constant worrying • Excessive worry over everyday issues. • They typically have difficulty calming their concerns, even though they realize that their anxiety is more intense than the situation warrants. Anxiety
Billionaire, talk show host, and author Oprah Winfrey
is a condition in which people go back and forth between periods of a very good or irritable mood and depression. The "mood swings" between mania and depression can be very quick, or last for weeks or months Bipolar Disorder Approx. 3% cases of adolescents in U.S.
Ralph Waldo Emerson A really awesome philosopher and poet!
Ben Stiller Famous actor from “Zoolander”, “Meet the Parents”, and “Madagascar”
Vincent van Gogh Famous artist who painted “Starry Night”
Deliberately Injuring Yourself Self-Injury
A distortion of body image and intense fear of gaining weight, and extremely disturbed eating behavior. Anorexia Nervosa
frequent episodes of eating unusually large amounts of food and feeling a lack of control over the eating. • This binge-eating is followed by a type of behavior that compensates for the binge, such as purging (e.g., vomiting, excessive use of laxatives or diuretics), fasting and/or excessive exercise. Bulimia Nervosa
Difficulty Learning with Ordinary Methods Learning Disabilities
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADD Attention Deficit disorder ADHD
Winner of more medals than any other athlete in US history. Diagnosed with ADHD at age 7 Michael Phelps
is a complex mental disorder that makes it difficult to: 1. Tell the difference between real and unreal experiences 2. Think logically 3. Have normal emotional responses, 4.Behave normally in social situations Schizophrenia
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder • anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to a terrifying event in which there was the potential for or actual occurrence of physical harm. • Traumatic events that may trigger PTSD include violent personal assaults, natural or human-caused disasters, accidents, and military combat. PTSD
persistent fear and avoidance of a specific object or situation Phobias
John Madden Is afraid of airplanes (aviophobia).
Age related dementia Alzheimer’s Dis.
Ronald Reagan Former President of the United States
Mental progression stops ASD are characterized by deficits in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication, and engagement in repetitive behaviors or interests. 1 in 5 children are diagnosed with ASD ASD symptoms vary with each individual Utah has one of the highest ASD diagnoses in children Autism Spectrum Disorder
Ludwig van Beethoven A famous German composer and pianist from the 1800’s
Jane Austen “Pride and Prejudice” author
Mild form of Autism Asperger’s Synd.
Bill Gates Richest man in the world
Soap Operas Unnatural need for a substance or action Cutting Marijuana Caffeine Tobacco Addictions Hard Drugs Eating Alcohol Sex Tobacco Internet Pornography Gaming Rx Drugs
Involuntary motions and vocalizations Tourette’s Synd.
Jeremy Stenberg Motocross rider nicknamed “Twitch” because of his Tourette’s
Eric Bernotas Three time U.S. skeleton champion and Olympian
Effects of mental illness on society “… the burdens of psychiatric conditions has been heavily underestimated…” -National Institute of Mental Health FACTS ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS -accounts for more than 15% of disease in established market economies -major depression ranked second in disease burdens, heart disease being the first -rise in world population with mental illness. By 2020 psychiatric and neurological burdens are expected to double -Major depression is the leading cause of disability among individuals 5 yrs. and older
Effects of Mental Illness on Family-Parents/Spouses- Parents may experience …. - Stages of grief • Stigma • Frustration • Helplessness • Anxiety • Exhaustion • Burnout • Grief • Blame • Guilt • Fear • Denial • Financial burden
Effects of Mental Illness on Family-Siblings- Siblings may experience… -Confusion about siblings changed behavior • Embarrassment • Jealousy of their parents attention toward sibling -Resentment -Fear of developing a mental illness
Effects of Mental Illness on Family-Individuals- Individuals with a mental illness could experience… -depression -Seclusion -violence -anger -frustration -increased drug and alcohol use -thoughts of suicide “90% of people who die from suicide have one or more psychiatric disorder .” (National Suicide Prevention)