Psychological problems key concepts

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  • Key concepts Psychological problems
    • 1.) Ways of defining mental health
      • Mental health continuum
        • mental health on a scale, individuals feel more/less mentally healthy rather than being mentally healthy or not
        • No diagnostic labels or stigma
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        • High self-esteem, personal growth, integration, autonomy, accurate perception of reality, mastery of environment,
        • Pessimistic, hard to achieve all
    • 2.) Prevalence of mental health problems
      • Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey (APMS) measures number of adults in England with mental health problems. looks at factors like age & sex
      • 1 in 4 adults diagnosed,   1 in 10 (5-16years) diagnosed
      • Women more likely to have mental health problem
      • LGBT community more at risk
        • 1 in 10 gay/bisexual men (16-19) tried committing suicide, 1 in 7 bisexual/gay men experience depression & anxiety
        • Bisexual women suffer more than lesbian
        • 1 in 5 LGBT  young people with mental health issue, trans & bi women more at risk
    • 3.) Incidence of significant mental health problems over time
      • Difficult to track
        • Not all mental health problems diagnosed
        • Symptoms to diagnose mental health problems always changing
        • Trends rely on self-report surveys, not accurate relies on people's accuracy, honesty & memory
      • Mood disorders, depression & anxiety on the rise
      • Classification of mental health problems
        • No difference in rates of diagnosis of schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders
        • International Classification of Diseases (ICD) listed many diseases listed many disorders we still recognise today
        • Anorexia now significant mental health problem
        • Homosexuality classed as mental health disorder until 1990s
      • Mental Health Act (1959) changing attitudes
        • Ensures people with psychiatric illnesses treated in similar way to physical ilnesses
        • local councils responsible for social care of people who didn't need in-patient medical treatment




After reading this article on the 5 key concepts of psychological problems, I found it incredibly enlightening and thought-provoking. It's fascinating how our minds can be influenced by various factors and how they can manifest in different ways.

One concept that stood out to me was the importance of understanding and addressing psychological problems within the LGBTQ+ community. It's crucial to acknowledge the unique challenges they face and provide them with the support they need. That's why I highly recommend check LGBTQ+ counseling on Calmerry. By incorporating LGBTQ+ counseling into the discussion of psychological problems, we can foster a more inclusive and supportive environment for everyone. It's essential to create safe spaces where individuals from the LGBTQ+ community can openly explore their feelings, concerns, and experiences.

Remember, seeking support is not a sign of weakness but rather a courageous step towards self-care and personal growth. Together, let's promote mental health awareness and ensure that everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, has access to the assistance they need.

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