Mental Disorders: Types and Causes

What is “abnormal”? Mental disorders are characterized by abnormal behaviour, thoughts and feelings “abnormal” – any departure from the norm (different) Examples?? Pejorative connotation – characteristics we dislike or fear Behaviour is maladaptive Causes distress or discomfort, often interfere with people’s ability to lead useful, productive lives, make it impossible for people to hold jobs,…

Allergic Reactions & Allergies: Causes & Treatment

Allergy is a disorder of the immune system often also referred to as atopy. Allergic reactions occur to normally harmless environmental substances known as allergens; these reactions are acquired, predictable and rapid. Mind allergies can range from hay fever which causes runny nose and itchy eyes, to life-threatening anaphylactic reactions and potentially death. Allergies are…