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Chapter 1


A state of well being in which each individual is able to realize his or her own potential, cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively, and make a contribution to the community. Mental Health
People who are able to recognize feelings, deal with feelings, and learn from there experiences. Resilient People
Seven signs of Mental Health Happiness, Control over behavior, Appraisal of Reality, Effectiveness in work, Healthy self-concept, Satisfying relationships, and effective coping strategies
The quantitive study of the distribution of mental disorders in human populations Epidemiology
The number of new cases of mental disorders in human populations Incidence
Total number of cases in a given population during a specific time period Prevalence
Support systems, family influence, developmental events, cultural beliefs and values, health practices, and negative influences Factors affecting Severity and progress of mental Illness
Classifies mental disorders and establishes criteria for classification of mental disorders DSM-IV-TR
Having more than one mental disorder at a time Comorbid Condition
Broad field that addresses what happens after people with illnesses are seen by providers of clinical care. Clinical Epidemiology
Axis that focuses treatment identified by the physician Axis I
Axis that focuses on personality disorders and mental retardation Axis II
Axis dealing with general medical conditions Axis III
Axis pertaining to psychosocial and environmental problems Axis IV
Axis that characterizes Global Assessment of Functioning Axis V
Created by: jamie.stover