The suicide risk with bipolar II disorder remains to be high. It is estimated that one-third of individuals diagnosed with bipolar II disorder report a lifetime history of suicide attempt (DSM 5, 2013). These suicide attempts may be linked to the impulsivity which is a common feature of individuals with bipolar II disorder. Although the suicide rates are relatively the same with bipolar I disorder, the lethality of these attempts are higher in individuals with bipolar II disorder. This may be defined by the lower ratio of attempts to complete
Whereas the psychological perspectives think the role of a person’s upbringing and environment are causes for mental illnesses. Researchers estimate that about 24 percent of people over eighteen in the United States suffer from some sort of common mental illness, such as depression and phobias. Younger people also suffer from mental illnesses the same way that adults do. 14 to 20 percent of individuals under the age of eighteen suffer from a case of mental illness. Studies show that 9 to 13 percent of children between the ages of nine and seventeen suffer from a serious emotional disturbances that disrupts the child’s daily life.
According to New York Daily, about 42 million American adults suffer from mental illnesses, enduring conditions such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. Mental health is a condition concerning one’s psychological and emotional well-being. People who are diagnosed with a mentally ill have major shifts in mood, thinking and/or behavior. Those who agree to seek treatment, consult with a counselor and agree to be labeled has mentally ill. This allows them to have access to medication, housing, counseling and money.
Almost forty-five million adults accompanied by nearly seventeen million children in the United States suffered from a mental illness in the year 2016(11). Anxiety, Eating disorders, Schizophrenia are a few of several mental and emotional illnesses that a person can have(BE). Not only does about one-fifth of our population have mental illnesses in the U.S, but there are many people who do not receive any type of treatment. There are various treatments and productive plans for these mental and emotional illnesses: Support Group, Medication, and peer support are some of the more common treatments(13BEs). These treatments have shown great signs of improvement among the individual with the illness, but one treatment is just as effective and easy to undertake.
WHO estimated 350 million people around the globe is affected in depression(2). A recent survey conducted in seventeen countries revealed that ‘on average 1 in 20 individual reported having an episode of depression in the previous year’ (2). Globally more women are affected by depression with a life risk for development of depression 20-25% while the figure is 7- 12% for men (3). The estimated prevalence of depression in Bangladesh is 3-4% and the lifetime prevalence of the
Epidemiology Giardiasis is a global disease. It infects nearly 2% of the adults and 6% to 8% of children in developed countries worldwide. Nearly 33% of people in developing countries have had giardiasis. In the United States, Giardia infection is the most common intestinal parasitic disease affecting humans (Kappus et.al., 1994). Between 2006-2008 in the United States, known cases of giardiasis were twice as high between June to October as they were between January to March (CDC, 2010).
Millions of people lose sleep due to varying reasons from medical disorders, changing work schedules, personal issues, or self-inflicted reasons. According to Oglethorpe (2017) there are approximately 1 in 3 adults that do not get enough sleep every night. Also, Engle-Friedman (2014) states, that more than half of students aged 15 to 17 claim to be not getting enough
You are more susceptible to colds and other health problems when you are stressed. According to www.fdu.edu, stress can cause students to dropout of their school, or some of their classes. The “2010 American College Health Association National College Health Assessment” showed that more than 25% of students admitted to stress being one of the main causes for their lowered grades and dropped classes. Stress has been reported to cause mental illness such as anxiety, depression, and panic attacks. In extreme cases it’s been connected to post-traumatic stress disorder and other serious mental
On average between 2001 and 2009, more than 33,000 American died each year as a result of suicide which is more than 1 person every 15 minutes. A report on students in grades 9-12, 16 percent of students in these grades considered suicide and 7.8 percent report having attempted suicide one or more in the past 12 months. The data available indicate that many people think about suicide and may also engage suicidal behavior. Between 2008 and 2009 approximately 8.3 million people aged 18 years old and older (3.7% of the adult in United States population) reported having suicidal thoughts in the past year (Crosby AE, 2011). Approximately 1 million people reported making a suicide attempt in the past years.