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Is Depression a ‘Thought Disorder’ or a ‘Brain Disorder’

Is Depression a ‘Thought Disorder’ or a ‘Brain Disorder’? Is depression a ‘thought disorder’ or a ‘brain disorder’? Both. The nature-nurture debate may pose various responses or ideas about depression being a thought disorder or a brain disorder. Today’s basic definition of psychology is that psychology is the science of behaviour and mental processes. Psychological science …

What is Dual Diagnosis

What is Dual Diagnosis What is dual diagnosis? The term ‘dual diagnosis’ refers to a situation where a person has two particular disorders (not any two disorders) at the same time. This includes a mental health disorder (for example, depression, Borderline Personality Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder and so-forth) and a substance use disorder (for example, …

Differences between mental health and mental illness

Differences between mental health and mental illness Mental health and mental illness are terms used interchangeably, yet there are differences between mental health and mental illness. Basically, mental health refers to mental well-being which involves our feelings, emotions and thoughts. It also involves our ability to deal with problems in every-day life, or to solve …