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Mental Illness

  • By: David Kondrat & Brittany Wilkins
  • In: Encyclopedia of Social Deviance
  • Edited by: Craig J. Forsyth & Heith Copes
  • Subject:Psychopathology, Crime & Deviance (general)

Worldwide, approximately one in four adults has a mental illness. Mental illness is a major source of disability, affecting one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. These thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are considered abnormal, and the persons who experience them are often ...

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