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About Mental Health Conditions

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A mental health condition is a medical condition that disrupts a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning. Just as diabetes is a disorder of the pancreas, mental health conditions are medical conditions that often result in a diminished capacity for coping with the ordinary demands of life.

Serious mental health conditions include major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and borderline personality disorder. The good news about mental health conditions is that recovery is possible.

Mental health conditions can affect persons of any age, race, religion or income. Mental health conditions are not the result of personal weakness, lack of character or poor upbringing. Mental health conditions are treatable. Most people diagnosed with a serious mental health condition can experience relief from their symptoms by actively participating in an individual treatment plan.

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