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Activities For People With Mental Illness
"Pop" misconception: One of the cruelest things that you can do is tell someone with real mental illness to "snap out of it." things that are easy for most of us are very difficult for people who have brain anatomy or chemistry disturbances or whose life experience has forced them to learn behaviors and attitudes unlike yours. You have little insight when you dream; don't expect others to self-cure. Urge compliance. ...Read more
Tabboo: Historically, mentally ill patients were locked in asylums and crude forms of treatment were given. Nowadays, there is advanced medication to treat and get response and remission. Its hard for people to forget historical data about mental illness and people are always sensitive about the human mind and mental illness exposes them to face their own vulnerability, so to this date taboo exists. ...Read more
Chck medicaid: Check with your sate medicaid program if this patient is eligible, some states have home aid service. ...Read more
Is there any provision for free residential care in the malaysia for elderly people with mental illness?
I'm not sure: I'm not sure about this, buti do have patients who have an orphanage in malaysia and i would consider asking what they think. ...Read more
Do people with mental illness that r depressed have trouble with their feelings or expressing them?
Focus on ideas: Everyone varies somewhat in their ability to speak up fluently in some contexts. This is not a big problem, per se. Situational anxiety caused by temporary increases in self-consciousness or "self-focused attention" interferes with the smooth flow of speech and the articulation of genuine opinions. This happens, whether the person has a diagnosed mental disorder or not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
By example: Loving someone who is mentally ill is a tremendous challenge that will take sacrifice, courage, and goodness that may not be returned. Some of the strongest medications promote obesity. One of the kindest things you can do is find some form of vigorous physical activity you and your loved one anjoy doing together, and share this time. It's a precious opportunity. Good luck. ...Read more
How can you define mental illness behaviour or just plain odd behaviour from people that just have different ways of doing things ?
Odd behavior: is not an issue unless it interferes with your success at work, school or with interpersonal relationships. if the issue has persisted for more than 6 months you may just be dealing with a personality trait or style. Psychopathology requires that one is at risk for harm to self or others. I hope this is a useful starting point ( without delving into specifics) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mental ilness stigma: Fear and ignorance has been the biggest problem of understanding mental illness. The entertainment media in the form of horror movies, comedies making fun of the mentally ill, and the limited funding by states to help the mentally ill along with low manage care financial reduction to treat further puts mental illness in our closets. Mental illness symptoms represent 40% of primary care visits. ...Read more
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