Recent Examples of mental illness from the Web
The judge dismissed Flores-Ramos' claims that his actions were spurred by an undisclosed mental illness.
As Revelist reports, Kat Von D is finding herself under fire after being accused of romanticizing mental illness with the Basket Case Anti-Precision Eyeliner.
Her episode at least started a conversation about network television’s potential complicity in exploiting mental illness for entertainment’s sake (a conversation that went no where and changed precisely nothing).
Over the past few years, Kate, as well as her husband Prince William and her brother-in-law Prince Harry have increasingly focused on working to reduce the stigma of mental illness.
During the first and second trials, the defense argued that Madison was not guilty because of mental illness.
This hits on a complication with the ketogenic diet as a treatment for mental illness.
The Star Telegram reports an order was signed on Jan. 11 by Magistrate Rainey L. Webb to be examined for mental illness and mental retardation.
Overall in 2017, the five largest groups were categorized as victims of domestic violence (1,141), battling a severe mental illness (1,136), chronic substance abuse (817), veterans (615) and chronically homeless (537), officials said.
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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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