Simply “Mad” or “Mentally ill”? (Episode 3)

The frequency and (or) duration of behavior can help in the determination of the extent to which a behavior is abnormal. Some symptoms of mental illness do not occur all the time. Individuals who have such disorders actually have periods of normalcy. Episodes of abnormal behavior can actually have known triggers. These triggers could be emotional, social, or biological in...

Simply “Mad” or “Mentally ill”? (Episode 2)

In the field of mental health, diagnosis of mental illness is always made following guidelines. These guidelines were never made arbitrarily but through a painstaking process of research and evidence across diverse populations. There are some clinically significant forms of behavior that are peculiar to specific cultures. Such culture-bound syndromes in mental health are also described from evidence.