Mental Illness

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  • Created on: 31-03-21 18:40
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  • Mental Illness
    • Lack of social support is related to vulnerability to illness
    • Social causation and derterminants model
      • Social risk factors for mental illness identified
      • Interventions to limit the effects of known social determinants
    • Social constructionists perspective
      • Effort to align physical and mental health
      • DSM published to stabilise and standarise psychiatric nomanclature
    • Impact of neuroscience
      • Brain is material so mental illness can have effective interventions
      • Mental illness is no longer equated to personal and parental responsibility
      • Similar symptoms can exist from different genetic risk factors


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