Describe The Main Types Of Mental Health Essay

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1.1 describe the main types of mental ill health according to the psychiatric (DSM/ICD) classification system: mood disorders, personality disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, substance-related disorders, eating disorders, cognitive disorders There are may types of mood disorder for example depression or bipolar. Depression is when when somebody has a feeling of sadness that lasts for a long time, everybody feels sad from time to time which is normal and it normally only last for a few days, but if it lasts longer then that then there is a high chance you may be suffering from depression. People who suffer from depression can experience sever mood changes, they can start to feel useless and worthless. A person with bipolar will suffer serious mood…show more content…
Over time people thoughts, feeling and behaviour changes through past experience, but if you have a personality disorder you may find this more difficult. The way you behave, think and feel will be harder to change. People who suffer will find they have a limited range of emotions, attitudes and behaviours. You may find that the behaviours of sufferers to be a little unexpected or usual, people can find it hard spending time with some one who has a personality disorder. There are many different types of personality disorder which all separate into three different categories, these categories are; suspicious, emotional and impulsive and anxious. An example of a suspicious personality disorder is paranoid disorder, some one who suffers paranoid disorder will find it difficult to trust others, find it difficult to confide in anybody even close family and friends, they may watch people closely looking for signs of betrayal. An example of an emotional and impulsive disorder is histrionic disorder, if you suffer from this you are likely to be easily influenced by others, be dependant on the approval others and feel uncomfortable if your not centre of attention. An
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