WHAT IS A NEUROLOGICAL DISORDER?
is any disorder of the nervous system. Structural, biochemical or electrical abnormalities in the
brain, spinal cord or other nerves can result in a range of symptons.
Example: Tourettes Syndrome & ADHD.
WHAT IS MENTAL HEALTH OR MENTAL ILLNESS?
Mental Health is a state of wellbeing in which the individual realises his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully and is able to make a contribution to his or her own community (World Health Organisation)
For example ”Depression” is just a mood state and as such merely a symptom of something else. As a symptom, it can be part of many different psychiatric disorders that are, despite some overlap in their other symptoms, as different as night and day when it comes to their clinical presentations as well as their response to various treatments.
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Mental illness refers to a wide range of mental health conditions-disorders that affect your mood, thinking, and behaviour. Examples of mental illness include depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders and addictive behaviours.
Many people have mental health concerns from time to time (Mayo Clinic)
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Mental Health Helpline (click me and i will take you there)
Mental Health problems, is not something to be ashamed of, it can affect anybody!
Mental health problems affect around one in four people in any given year. They range from common problems, such as depression and anxiety, to rarer problems such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.