Mental Illness Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment | Merck Manual Consumer Version

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mental illness the quick facts


what is mental illness mental illness

includes a wide range of disorders of

thinking emotion and or behavior there

are many different types of mental

illness and it can be short-lived or


sometimes it can be hard to tell the

difference between mental illness and

normal worry or sadness but mental

illness is more severe

lasts longer and significantly affects a

person's ability to cope with life

almost half of adults experience

symptoms of mental illness at some point

depression is very common

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