Information about Mental Disorders/Illnesses
Mental illness is a term that describes a broad range of mental and emotional conditions, it also refers to one portion of the broader ADA term mental impairment.
The term 'psychiatric disability' is used when mental illness significantly interferes with the performance of major life activities, such as learning, working and communicating, among others.
For some people, the illness continues to cause periodic episodes that require treatment. Consequently, some people with mental illness will need no support, others may need only occasional support, and still others may require more substantial, ongoing support to maintain their productivity.
(Links Courtesy NIMH, ADA)
Common forms of Mental Illness
The most common forms of mental illness are anxiety disorders, mood disorders like depression, and schizophrenia disorders. A primary goal of Mental Health America is to educate the general public about the realities of mental health and mental illness. For more health information visit their website.
Find a Mental Health Provider in Montana
Locator provided by the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
National Institute of Mental Health Clinical Trials
NIMH supports research studies on mental health and disorders.
To find specific studies being conducted across the U.S. visit: Clinical Trials
See also: A Participant's Guide to Mental Health Clinical Research.