What constitutes mental illness?

What are the qualification that would make a person have a mental illness?

Would major deepression;; OCD; scrupulosity; forgetting to remember; trouble sleeping?

I hope too hear from you.

In His Divine Mercy


This is taken from: nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=By_Illness&gclid=CPPinPjYgbUCFct7QgodNnAA9w

"A mental illness is a medical condition that disrupts a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning. Just as diabetes is a disorder of the pancreas, mental illnesses are medical conditions that often result in a diminished capacity for coping with the ordinary demands of life.

Serious mental illnesses include major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and borderline personality disorder. The good news about mental illness is that recovery is possible.

Mental illnesses can affect persons of any age, race, religion or income. Mental illnesses are not the result of personal weakness, lack of character or poor upbringing. Mental illnesses are treatable. Most people diagnosed with a serious mental illness can experience relief from their symptoms by actively participating in an individual treatment plan."

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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