What are the facts about mental illness in the United States?
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What are the facts about mental illness in the United States?

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Published by National Committee against Mental Illness in [Washington .
Written in English


  • Mental illness -- United States.

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Includes bibliography.

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Pagination64 p. :
Number of Pages64
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Open LibraryOL14714578M

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NIMH statistics pages include statistics on the prevalence, treatment, and costs of mental illness for the population of the United States, in addition to information about possible consequences of mental illnesses, such as suicide and disability. This module is divided into three parts. The first is a brief introduction to various criteria we use to define or distinguish between normality and abnormality. The second, largest part is a history of mental illness from the Stone Age to the 20th century, with a special emphasis on the recurrence of three causal explanations for mental illness; supernatural, somatogenic, and psychogenic.   In jails and prisons across the United States, mental illness is prevalent and psychiatric disorders often worsen because inmates don't get the treatment they need, says journalist Alisa Roth.   The history of mental illness goes back as far as written records and perhaps took its first major leap forward in B.C. when Greek physician, Hippocrates, began to treat mental illness as physiological diseases rather than evidence of demonic possession or displeasure from the gods as they had previously been believed to be. Asylums for the mentally ill were established as early as the 8th.