Recent Examples of mental illness from the Web
Relatives say her brother, James E. Reed, 63, suffered from mental illness.
Wydra said Kyle Tucker suffers from mental illness, and that his officers had been to the Tucker home before for disturbances stemming from his mental health issues.
Try these self-care activities Alexander revealed that her mother's experiences made the actress more aware of the ways in which to properly help those suffering from mental illness.
People suffering from serious mental illness are at high risk of suicide, said Dr. Jennifer Payne, director of the Women's Mood Disorders Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Answers written by King, a retired psychologist with a cat named Chelsea Handler, have been viewed more than nine million times and address topics ranging from mental illness to pregnancy scares.
The 48-year-old suspect suffers from mental illness, police said, and had an outstanding warrant.
New York Police Department officers shot and killed Saheed Vassell, who was only carrying a chrome pipe (and suffered from mental illness).
The videos show Siyonbola telling police the woman who called them suffered from mental illness and had called police several months ago on a friend who had gotten lost in a stairwell of the building.
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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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