Can Prayer Cure Mental Illness Today ? Can people fully recover from mental illness ?
This book is all about Mental Health. Mental illness is little understood and difficult to properly diagnose, because the symptoms can be aggressive and anti social, the sufferer is often ostracized socially and at the work place. It is a stigmatic illness because there is a social reluctance to recognize or deal with the problem and to know how to handle the illness. Instead the illness needs to be carefully understood and when the symptoms do occur they can be properly and sympathetically managed.
There are various types of mental illness, bipolar, a common condition, which is caused by a chemical in balance in the brain, where the subject finds it difficult to deal with traumas and stress situations.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is caused by an imbalance of hormones in the brain or changes in the nervous system, a common mental condition having two distinct behavioral patterns. The obsessive disorder is displayed in behavior such as obsessive cleanliness and the compulsive disorder is manifested in the repetition of simple tasks such as repeatedly washing hands or continually arranging and rearranging furniture. OCD is difficult to treat and manage. Behavior therapy will improve the physical symptoms and medication is used to treat the chemical imbalance.
Schizophrenia has no cure and the cause is not known. The signs are confusion and loneliness; subjects can become aggressive without warning and without cause. Schizophrenia paranoia is a particularly nasty condition where the subject suffers from frightening thoughts and hallucinations. Medication plus natural vitamins can help, the best treatment, however, is proper care, understanding and support.