Mental Illness and its Cause

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How Might Mental Illness BeConsidered A Social Construct
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................3MAIN BODY...................................................................................................................................3Mental illness and its cause....................................................................................................3Occurrence of mental illness..................................................................................................4Functionalism theory..............................................................................................................4Conflict theory........................................................................................................................6Symbolic interactionism.........................................................................................................7CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................7REFERENCES................................................................................................................................9
INTRODUCTIONSocial refers to an idea or thought develop and accepted by people living in society. Itincludes specific thinking of individuals in regards to people with mental illness due to whichthey face certain problem while surviving the society. However, it is observed that peoplediscriminate citizens with mental illness partially which develop issues for them regarding dailybasis survival. Moreover, it also consist the fact of creating complications in their psychologicalcondition due to discriminated behaviour of people in society (O’Reilly, Lester and Muskett,2017). People think that person with minor mental illness is abnormal and harm them due towhich such patient face difficulties to deal with societal circumstances daily. It consist the factthat negative psychological thinking of society is responsible for number if suicide committed bymental patients. It is necessary for these people to gain support of other people which helps toovercome with their mental health problem easily.The present essay is based on the topic that'how might mental illness be considered a social construct' that is explained here.It will focus onappropriate sociological paradigms or theories in order to define about social construct regardingmental illness.MAIN BODYMental illness and its causeMental illnesscan be described as health condition in which abnormalities take place due tochange in emotions, thinking and behaviour of an individual. It includes number if mental healthproblems such as dementia, schizophrenia, stress, depression, addictive behaviours, eatingdisorder, dissociative identity disorder, bipolar disorder, eating disorder and so on. Meanwhile,mental illness consist minor issues also which get critical due to appropriate behaviour of societyfor a person. It has been analysed that social construct regarding mental patients is responsiblefor developing various complexities in their psychological condition that become difficult forcare practitioners to deal with the same. In other words, there are number of causes behindmental illness including inherited traits, environmental exposures before birth and brainchemistry (Abiri and et. al., 2016). This means, inherited traits can be considered as a mostcommon cause for occurrence of mental illness because it is genetically transmitted from theirblood relatives. However, environmental exposures before birth consist relevant stressors, toxins,alcohol or drugs and inflammatory conditions at the time when womb can be sometimes
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