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Table of Contents IOverview of Mental Illness AStatistics and Aspects of Mental Illness p1 IIMental Illness in Depth AHistorical Background of Mental Illness p4 BCost of Mental Illness in Society p6 CStigma of Mental Illness in Society p9 DTreatment of Mental Illness as a Social Problem p11 IIIImmediate Future of the Area of Mental Illness AWhat is most likely to occur within the next decade and why p12 V Works Cited p 14 Overview of Mental Illness Mental illness seems to be a growing problem in societies all around the world Until the mid-twentieth century a large proportion of people who were classified as mentally ill and admitted to mental hospitals were actually suffering from physical ailments like epilepsy and brain tumors Today researchers are learning about the biological origins of many mental illnesses such as schizophrenia autism and alcoholism The mental disorders that cause severe social problems are the most extreme forms of mental illness like the ones that threaten the social order such as a sociopath who becomes a serial killer The number of individual in society with these disorders is small but they constitute a serious social problem because they are so violent and irrational A more widespread social problem is severely mental ill individuals who cannot care for themselves without special attention These individuals include people who are mentally ill and chemically addicted and are likely to be indigent and homeless Mental ill individuals experience a variety of symptoms such as unimaginable fear uncontrollable hallucinations panic crushing sadness wild elation and mood swings For society as a whole their illness presents a range of social problems stress in family life heavy demands on health-care institutions moral and ethical problems the cost of treatment to society etc Kornblum 2001 It is said that the mentally
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