Video: What is the difference between mental health and mental illness?
Dr Matthew Cullen, Psychiatrist, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney
Mental illness, clearly is a defined illness. There are multiple mental illnesses, examples include schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, Alzheimer’s disease, and in kids, ADHD.
Mental health is the absence of illness, that’s feeling mentally healthy, mentally happy, not having any symptoms of the various mental illnesses that I referred to.
Last Reviewed: 16/04/2020
Co-morbid depression refers to depression that occurs in the presence of another illness (either physical or mental).
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