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What is Mental illness?

What is Mental illness?

The term "mental illness" may refer to a variety of psychological or psychiatric disorders, but tends to be ...more »

  • Mental illness: Any psychological syndrome.
  • Mental illness: any disease of the mind; the psychological state of someone who has emotional or behavioral problems serious enough to require psychiatric intervention.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Mental illness: Introduction

Types of Mental illness:

Types of Mental illness:

Broader types of Mental illness:

How many people get Mental illness?

Incidence (annual) of Mental illness: about 22.1 percent of American adults annually or 44.3 million people (NIMH)
Incidence Rate of Mental illness: approx 1 in 4 or 22.10% or 60.1 million people in USA [about data]

How serious is Mental illness?

Complications of Mental illness: see complications of Mental illness

What causes Mental illness?

Causes of Mental illness: see causes of Mental illness
Risk factors for Mental illness: see risk factors for Mental illness

What are the symptoms of Mental illness?

Symptoms of Mental illness: see symptoms of Mental illness

Complications of Mental illness: see complications of Mental illness

Mental illness: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Mental illness.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Mental illness.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Mental illness: see treatments for Mental illness
Research for Mental illness: see research for Mental illness

Society issues for Mental illness


Cost statistics for Mental illness: The following are statistics from various sources about costs and Mental illness:

  • Estimated $556,057,000 spent in public hospitals on mental diseases and disorders in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Estimated $153,472,000 spent in public hospitals on mental diseases and disorders in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
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Hospitalization statistics for Mental illness: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Mental illness:
  • 5% of male hospitalizations are mental disorders in Canada 1996/97 Hospital Morbidity Database, Canadian Institute for Health Information, Health Canada)
  • 143,445 patient days spent in private hospitals for mental and behaviour disorders in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Mental health problems accounted for 12.5% of patient days spent in hospitals in Australia 2001-02 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Mental health problems accounted for 4.5% of all hospitalisation in Australia 2001-02 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 1,458 per 100,000 population are hospitalised for mental health problems in Australia 2001-02 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
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Physician office visit statistics for Mental illness: The following are statistics from various sources about physician office visits and Mental illness:
  • 44.8 million visits were made to a physician’s office for a mental disorder in the US 2002 (National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2001, NCHS, CDC)
  • 2.0 million people visited a hospital emergency department for mental disorders in the US 2002 (National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2002, NCHS, CDC)
  • 10.3 million physician visits were related to mental health problems in Australia 2002-03 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 10.7% of all physician visits are due to mental health problems in Australia 2002-03 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
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Prescriptions for Mental illness: 27,439 prescriptions for mental illness in Canada 1998 (Intercontinental Medical Statistics Canada,1998)

Organs Affected by Mental illness:

Organs and body systems related to Mental illness include:

Name and Aliases of Mental illness

Main name of condition: Mental illness

Class of Condition for Mental illness: mental

Other names or spellings for Mental illness:

Mental conditions, Mental disorders, Mental diseases

Mental disease, Psychopathy
Source - WordNet 2.1

Mental illness: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Mental illness:

 

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