Mental Illness

MentalIllness

MentalIllness

Amental illness impairs a person`s thinking and moods. This may impactnegatively on someone’s ability to interact with others and performeach day. Experience amongst people differs even among those withthe same diagnosis (Busfield, 2011). Recovery in important functionsin social life, work, and school can be feasible only if you commencetreatment early enough and play a substantial role in the individualrecovery process. Research by (Busfield, 2011) states various linkingthat causes determine whether a person develops a mental healthproblem. They include genetics, environmental factors and lifestyle.Jobs that are stressful or home life make some individuals moresusceptible to mental illnesses, as well as traumatizing events inlife such as being a crime victim. People with mental illnesses areassisted through psychotherapy and interpersonal therapy.

Psychotherapyis importance on mental illness persons. Psychotherapy is done eitheralone or in combination with medication to treat mental illness.Through psychotherapy, the person with mental illness can understandthe behavior, emotional and ideas contributing to their illness hencebeing able to learn how to modify it (Alarcón, 2016). It also helpsa person to understand life problems or events such as a majorillness, loss of a close person, loss of a job and divorce. Thishelps them understand which aspects of that problem they are able tosolve or improve. Finally, an individual may regain a sense ofcontrol and pleasure in life.

Interpersonaltherapy aims at the characters and relationships a patient has withfriends and family members. It improves communication skills byincreasing self-esteem for a shorter duration, estimated to be threeto four months. The depression brought by mourning, relationshipfrictions, principal life events and social isolations (Kirk, 2013).

Toconclude, mental illness affects a person’s brain and requiresimmediate action to prevent further damages. The patient can undergotherapies in helping their recovery. They include psychotherapy andinterpersonal therapy. They assist in improving personal life such ascommunication skills.

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Alarcón,R. D. (2016), &quotPsychiatry and Its Dichotomies&quot, PsychiatricTimes, 33

Busfield,J. (2011). Mentalillness.Cambridge: Polity Press.

Kirk,S. A. (2013). Mad Science: Psychiatric Coercion, Diagnosis, andDrugs. Transaction Publishers.

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