What Is Mental Distress

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This four-page handout educates people about mental illness. It explains what mental distress is, and discusses its possible causes. It explains the main types of mental distress: anxiety disorders, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, manic depressive illness, and schizophrenia. The document discusses what can be done to help a person in mental distress, where to get help, and how to find more information.

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EthnoMed
Medical Review:
Yes
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Translation from English text
Translation Review:
Company review
A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.
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Keywords:
Anxiety disorders, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Mental Disorders, Mental Health, Post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), Schizophrenia
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Licensed by Creative Commons
Date Last Reviewed:
12/1/2015
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