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Understanding Mental Illness

Mental illness is a disease of the mind. It is the psychological state of someone who has emotional or behavioral problems serious enough to need psychiatric intervention. Mental disorders are generally defined by a combination of how a person feels, acts, thinks, or perceives. This may be associated with particular regions or functions of the brain or rest of the nervous system, often in a social setting. About 1 in
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Misdiagnosis: When Your Doctor Doesn’t Know

It's estimated that 25 million Americans suffer from rare illnesses, many of which go undiagnosed or even worse get misdiagnosed and that person could go years before the correct diagnosis. This is according to statistics compiled by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Another study done by the Mayo Clinic found that the true cause of illness had been either missed or weren't treated correctly in roughly 20 percent of patients who had autopsies performed after