Mental health disorders can cause serious distress and reduce a person's ability to function psychologically, socially, occupationally, and interpersonally. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, one person in four has been diagnosed with a mental health disorder within the last 12 months, and mental health disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and schizophrenia rank among the leading causes of disability in the United States. This work provides updated information about the prevalence of mental health disorders and their impact on children, adolescents, women, men, and older adults. It details the symptoms and treatments of mood disorders, such as depression and bipolar disorder; anxiety disorders, such as posttraumatic stress disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder; eating, impulse control, and addiction disorders; and personality and schizophrenic disorders. Information on finding and paying for mental health treatment and tips on living with mental health disorders, locating housing and employment, and coping with stigma are also included. The book concludes with a glossary and directories of resources.
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