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Understanding Mental Illness, Episode 6: Profiles

Understanding Mental Illness

Mental illness can strike anyone at any age. This program concerns itself with typical onsets and the related issues for various population groups. Young children may need help dealing with loss and grief. Pre-teens and teens today are at an increased risk of self-destructive behaviors. The extraordinary physical changes that occur as a woman brings a child into the world can also have an effect on mental well-being. Military personnel and others may suffer from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The aging face possible dementia and depression but an older treatment, now improved, offers help.