Tuesday, December 20, 2016

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Myth About Mental Illnesses

Unfortunatelly, there are many misconceptions regarding mental health issues, due to the stigma there is in society. Part of this is because of depictions in the media, as well as a lack of education about this diseases. So here are some common myths about mental illness and the facts for you to understand.

Mental Ilness are Rare

One of eleven Indonesian will experience a mental illness in a twelve month period, and according WHO 1 of 4 people in the world ever experience mental ilness once upon in their life. Thus nearly half of the population will experience a mental illness at some point in their life.

The Mentally Ill are Violent and Dangerous

The Mentally ill are no more dangerous than any other group in society. Often, mentally ill people themselves are the victims of crime. Violent are slightly more possible with individuala during an acute psychotic episode and who are not receiving treatment, abusing alcoholor drugs or have a previous history of violance.

Medications are Dangerous and Should be Avoided

Nobody would say to a diabetic or somebody with cancer that they should avoid taking medication. While not all mentally ill people require medication for an extended period of time, medications may be required to prevent symptoms from coming back. All medications have side effects, but they do not affect everybody. One of the most important parts of psychiatrist's job is to make sure a patient takes the right medication with the fewest side effects.

Mental Ilness is a Character Flaw

People may tell a depressed person to get over it and toughen up, but it is not quite as simple as that. Mental ilnesses are just a serious a disease as diabetes or epilepsy. Fighting a mental illness is not a matter of being "strong". Many mental illnesses have a physical cause, such as changes in brain chemistry or genetics.

All Mental Ill People are Hospitalized

Most mentally ill people are treated in the community. Most hospitalisation is only for a brief period of time and is not necessary for most people with mental illness.

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