Introduction to Abnormal Behavior and Dysfunction 400 WORDS OR MORE
Mental disorders are serious debilitating illnesses that affect the person’s ability to function on a daily basis as the individual did prior to the development of the disorder. Psychologists agree that mental illness affects a person’s thinking (cognition), behavior, and emotional state.
To prepare for this week’s Discussion Board, review the following source:
Source: Mental illness on the rise in the U.S.: Psychology Today. Retrieved from http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/therapy-matters/201105/mental-illness-the-rise-in-the-us Proceed to this week’s Discussion by selecting one of the Case Studies (Accessible from the Course Resources) and locating one credible source from the internet or the Library to discuss the following:
Explain the individual’s symptoms. Next, explain how the symptoms of the chosen disorder are affecting the individual’s ability to function and live life as he or she normally would on at least one of the elements: physical, cognitive, or emotional level.