Recent Examples of mental illness from the Web
So have recent mass shooters who show signs of both mental illness and an attachment to vague ideological causes.
The connection between mental illness and mass shootings is weak, at best, because while mentally ill people can sometimes be a danger to themselves or others, very little violence is actually caused by mentally-ill people.
Isaac Wayne Wilson, 37, who has an extensive history of mental illness and property damage, was found in a parking lot behind the mosque, staring at the fire, according to charging documents.
Losing an hour of afternoon daylight after setting the clocks back to standard time can trigger mental illness, including bipolar disorder, and seasonal affective disorder, also known as winter depression, according to TimeandDate.com.
As part of a total expansion, the nonprofit now helps people with drug addiction and mental illness, as well clients with chronic diseases like hepatitis, diabetes and heart disease.
In interviews with NBC News, members of his family have maintained no history of mental illness, nor any religious or political motivation.
An attack driven by, for example, personal grievance or financial gain, or as a result of profound mental illness, would not generally meet the definition of terrorism.
Despite literally being able to record brain waves of those with mental illnesses, the clinical utility of this data in routine care remains limited.
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medical Definition of mental illness
- Some homeless families are also hindered by substance abuse and mental illness.
- —Ellen L. Bassuk, Scientific American, December 1991
- Catatonia is usually an expression of mental disorders like bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, but it could also come from other medical problems, such as a brain tumor.
- —Forrest Wickman, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 31 May 2012
- … mental diseases such as schizophrenia and manic depression may either involve more than one gene or may result from a complex mix of genetic predisposition and environmental rotten luck.
- —Natalie Angier, The New York Times Book Review, 12 Aug. 1990
- mentally ill patients
- Mental health workers … perform a wide variety of therapeutic, supportive, and preventative functions for persons who are mentally ill and developmentally disabled.
- —Barbara M. Swanson, Careers in Health Care, 1989
legal Definition of mental illness
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