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Mental Health

  • Ashley Firth
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Abstract

Of all the disabilities we have discussed so far, mental health impairments have arguably had the biggest increase in exposure over the last few years. Consequently, at the time of writing, the way we think about mental health is in a state of flux. While some mental health disorders, like depression and anxiety, are fairly well understood, the way we categorize and define other conditions is constantly changing – just like many of the cognitive impairments mentioned in the last chapter. The definitions of conditions like schizophrenia or psychosis, for example, have changed a lot over the last few decades and can refer to a wide variety of experiences.

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© Ashley Firth  2019

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  • Ashley Firth
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  1. 1.LondonUK

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