Tuesday, February 20, 2007

What in the world is a hereditary psychiatric brain disorder?

· A hereditary psychiatric brain disorder—or mental illness—includes disorders such as major depression, generalized anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.

· These disorders are real medical illnesses—diseases—more common than heart disease or cancer.

· Most of them are passed on through families—hereditary—and can not be prevented.

· They are not the fault of the individual who was born with it.

· They affect everyone with no regard for income, intelligence, or race.

· They can involve cognitive, emotional, behavioral and interpersonal impairments. They can severely limit insight. Those immediately suffering from untreated disorders can seem scary and strange.

· 90 percent of these disorders can be treated and managed and individuals can re-establish their lives.

· Caramore’s program is specifically tailored to treat and manage mental illness. Our rehabilitation methods work to restore impairments—to improve behavior, insight, and functioning.


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