Nvq Level 3 Unit 12 Understand Mental Health Problems

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Unit 12 Understand Mental Health Problems 1. Know the main forms of Mental Health. 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 many different conditions/symptoms that are recognised by the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (DSM) or the international classification of disease (ICD) as mental ill health. MOOD DISORDERS:-the most common mood disorders according to the DSM are depression and bipolar disorder. These types of mental ill health are known as Affective disorders, they involve periods of time where the individual experiences feelings of extreme sadness or extreme happiness, the individual may also experience a fluctuation between the two emotions over this period of time. PERSONALITY DISORDERS: - Personality disorders usually become noticeable in adolescence or early adulthood, but sometimes start in childhood. The individual’s patterns of behaviour and thinking differ from the expectations of society. These thinking and behavioural patterns are very rigid and may interfere with the person's normal day to day functioning, They can make it difficult for individuals to start and keep friendships or other relationships, and individuals may find it hard to work effectively with others. Individuals may also find other people very scary, and feel very alienated and alone. ANXIETY DISORDERS:- there are many types of Anxiety disorders that affect each individual in different way the main types include: Generalized anxiety or GAD is characterized by excessive, exaggerated anxiety and worry about everyday life events with no obvious reasons for worry. Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD is a lasting

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