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  • Answer: It is sometimes regarded as a disease, and it can affect the mental status!
  • Answer: Depending on the illness it could be brain surgery a phycologist or just mental will power.
  • Answer: Yes, you tend to go insane having to clear it up all the time.
  • Answer: Many are caused by chemical imbalances in the brain. Some by traumatic life experiences. Some by a combination of the two.
  • Answer: Yes, sugar causes mental illness.
  • Answer: Im not sure but i think i might have a mental illness. as long as im right, a mental illness is when you have things like ADD and you have a lot of trouble concentrating. You might suffer from depression, and have an anxiety disorder. you might also have a multiple personality disorder, or think suicidal thoughts.

    EDIT: ADDITION. I personally believe that the term "mental illness" is just the politically correct term for insanity, etc. But, I do not agree that insanity, etc, is an illness. That is a lie. People just think that Someone is "sick" because they see things Differently-only drastically. So, This is not Their fault, and they should not have to be "cured," as they may know better than the rest of us. Who knows? perhaps their world is the real one, and we are the fools, letting reality evade us, slipping through our fingers...
  • Answer: Some examples of mental illnesses include bipolar disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Skitzophrenia. Each illness has varying degrees and are all due to neurological problems
  • Answer: More accurately it is a sign or symptom of mental illness than a mental illness itself
  • Answer: most commonly, antidepressants, mood stablizers, anti psychotic. depends completely on what illness is being treated
  • Answer: no but i guess they could be closely linked
  • Answer: Yes, to the extent that excessive use has been shown to cause brain damage in varioius ways affecting behaviour, expecially memory, concentration, vigilance and other cognitive attributes. If one defines mental illness as abnormal behavioral changes induced by chemical insult to the brain, it can cause mental illness.
  • Answer: Hippocrates viewed mental illness to be caused by the humors. Mania was understood to be caused by an excess of hot yellow bile, melancholy (or depression) was understood to be caused by an excess of sticky thick black bile, and schizophrenia was understood to be caused by an excess of cold mucous. Unlike earlier tribal or agrarian societies, Hippocrates believed that mental illness had physiological causes. People with mental illness were understood by Hippocrates to be suffering from an illness, rather than having exhibiting symptoms because they were being punished for something they had done or would do.
  • Answer: Ludwig van Beethoven did in fact suffer from a mental illness. He had a illness once known as manic depression but is better known by the name Bipolar disorder. It is said the he experienced mainly the highs of Bipolar.

    Note: Bipolar is a mental illness that has many characteristics including:
    * Extreme episodes of happiness or sadness
    * Mood Swings
    * Feeling invincible

What mental illness is characterized by sadness?

  • Depression.

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