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This PPT describes the various sign and symptoms of mental illness.
Note that:
1. These symptoms can exist in other conditions, what matters is the duration and severity of the symptoms.
2. In mental illness, the symptoms are continuous for along time ranging from 1 week, months or years.

This PPT describes the various sign and symptoms of mental illness.
Note that:
1. These symptoms can exist in other conditions, what matters is the duration and severity of the symptoms.
2. In mental illness, the symptoms are continuous for along time ranging from 1 week, months or years.

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  1. 1. Owondo Thomas Bwindi Community Hospital © 2017 Thomas Owondo. All rights reserved.
  2. 2. Symptoms of mental illness  These are divided into 3 categories:  Physical symptoms  Mental symptoms  Behavioral symptoms  Note: 1. These symptoms can exist in other conditions, what matters is the duration and severity of the symptoms. 2. In mental illness, the symptoms are continuous for along time ranging from 1 week, months or years. © 2017 Thomas Owondo. All rights reserved.
  3. 3. A. Physical symptoms Increased heart rate Elevated blood pressure Hyperventilation Dizziness Tingling sensation Sweating  Muscle contractions that cause pain Headache Tremors Migraine Gastric ulcers Nausea Frequent urination Diarrhea Physical illnesses like:  Asthma  Skin rashes  Cancer  Etc. © 2017 Thomas Owondo. All rights reserved.
  4. 4. B. Mental Symptoms. Difficulty in concentrating Difficulty in making decisions Impaired memory (forgetfulness) Increased negative self critical thoughts o Unworthiness o Hopelessness Distorted irrational ideas i.e. delusions, illusions, etc. Catastrophic thinking © 2017 Thomas Owondo. All rights reserved.
  5. 5. C. Behavioral Symptoms Avoidance of anxiety provoking situations Social withdrawal Disturbed sleep Increased aggression and/ or irritation Accident proneness Increased obsession tendencies Loss of sexual interest Alteration in food intake i.e. increased or reduced appetite. Refraining from activities of daily living. © 2017 Thomas Owondo. All rights reserved.

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