Some one likes to do things on her own now and if she sees a fork or spoon she will refuse to use anything but.
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Historically, mental illness has been seen as a “problem in upbringing” or “defect” in a person’s character. For many years, the general assumption of society has been that mental illness is a direct result of “bad” parenting.
However, just as diabetes or cancer often runs in a family, so does mental illness. “The more we learn about mental illness, the more it appears that it is similar to other routine medical problems that have a genetic link or base,” says Paul Tisher, MD, Medical Director of The Acadia Hospital. “It has been assumed that the patients are somehow responsible for their illness; we know now that this is generally not the case.” Mental illness affects 30 to 45 million Americans. Whether he or she is suffering from a simple phobia or schizophrenia, these illnesses involve certain aspects that interfere with one’s ability to cope with every day life.
Mental illness knows no age, income level, race or gender. Though statistics show that certain illnesses may have a higher percentage of men diagnosed than women or vise versa, no illness targets just one group. Many Americans do not realize that the feelings they are suffering from may need professional treatment. Research indicates that only one in five persons suffering from some type of emotional or mental disorder seek and receive the help they need. This statistic is especially tragic since most mental illnesses are treatable and can be controlled or even cured through therapy and/or medications.
People who suffer from clinical depression often feel that their life is pointless. Suicide may be thought of as the only solution. Statistics show that a large percentage of people who attempt or commit suicide have experienced recent bouts of clinical - depression.
Emotions are often difficult to control and hard to manage. Sometimes, depression can set in without any apparent influence, making it difficult to attribute to any specific factor. Depression can also come in response to many outside factors.