What is Mental Illness? - Definition, Disorders, Diseases

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A medical condition that often results in a diminished capacity for coping with the ordinary demands of life is called a _.

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1. A group of mental illnesses that cause people to feel excessively frightened, distressed, or uneasy during situations in which most other people would not experience these same feelings are called _ Disorders

2. When there are recurring episodes of mania (extreme happiness) and depression (sadness) that can last from one day to months and cause dramatic shifts in mood, energy and the ability to think clearly, we classify this as a _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A mental illness is a medical condition that disrupts a person's thinking, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of these disorders. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of different types of mental illness.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • The definition of mental illness
  • Common disorders
  • Symptoms of mental illness

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related mental illness lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as PTSD and bipolar disorder
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding mental illness
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about depression

Additional Learning

To learn more about psychology, review the accompanying lesson on What is Mental Illness? - Definition, Disorders, Diseases. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the characteristics of mental illness
  • Know the different categories of mental illness and their symptoms
  • Understand the impact of mental illness on the patient's life
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