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Int
roduction Mental
illness ha s been recogniz ed in people dating back to days of Ancient Greece and
Rome.
A n umber of disturbances that were described included feelin gs of melancholy,
hysteria
and phobias. The concept that mental illness mu st be related to biology was
first
considere d by Hippocra tes. While at this time serious conditions such a s
schizophren
ia were not yet recogniz ed, the thought that these conditions were related
to
the brain was there. As
time passed, several psychiatric theories develope d and even crude treatments were
develope
d to treat individuals. Many of these treatments and theories for mental illness
were
develope d by Islamic medicine in the Middle East. One of the mo st notable
doctors
of the 8 th

Century who wa s noted for his theories and treatments wa s the
physician
Rhazes of the Baghdad Hospital. At the s
tart of the 2 0 th

Century, there were only about a dozen offic ially recogni zed
condit
ions, but by 19 52 nearly 1 92 conditions were known and today the Diagnosti c
and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Editi on (DSM-IV
) lists 374. This eBook
is designed to provide you with a guide to various mental illnesses and to
as
sist you in understanding the various diagnosis and mental health probl ems that are
common today.
You will also find many remedies to as sist you in supporting individua ls
who s
uffer from the se conditions. Disclaimer :
This information provided here is not presented by a medical practitione r
and
is for educational and informational purposes only. The content is not intended to
be
a s ubstitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always s eek
the
advice of your physician or other qualifi ed health care provider with any questions
you m
ay have regarding a medical condition . Never disregard medical advice or delay
in
seeking medical assistance because of so mething you have read. Since
natural and dietary supplements are not FDA approved they must be
accompanie
d by a two-part disclaimer on the product label that the s tatement has not
be
evaluated by the FDA and that the product is not intended to “diagnose, treat, cure
or
prevent any disease.”

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