by Ron Kurtus (12 May 2020)
The state of your mental health is a combination of the physical health of the brain and your behavior. Mental illness is a disorder of the brain that can result in disruption your thinking and perceptions. Extreme cases of mental illness lead to insanity. Causes of mental illness include disease, injury and chemical-imbalances.
Questions you may have include:
- What are some diseases of the brain?
- What happens when the brain is injured?
- How can a chemical imbalance cause mental illness?
This lesson will answer those questions. Mental Health Disclaimer
Diseases of the brain
There are diseases and ailments that result in disruption in the function of the brain and thus mental illness.
Alzheimer's disease is the most commonly known disease that causes wasting away of the person's memory and ability to recognize things. It also results in not even being able to control normal activities.
Parkinson's disease slows down a person's physical functioning.
Injury to the brain
Some people have received a blow to the head that have caused amnesia. Others have had complete changes in their personalities.
Often chemical imbalances are inherited and mental illness appears at a young age. In some cases, medication can improve the state, such that the person can live a relatively normal life without signs of mental illness.
The state of your mental health is a combination of the physical health of the brain and your behavior. Mental illness is a disorder of the brain that can result in disruption your thinking and perceptions. Extreme cases of mental illness lead to insanity. Causes of mental illness include disease, injury and chemical imbalances.
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