Do you think mental illness can be overcome or is it just your lot in life if ev

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  1. aka amanda profile image60
    aka amandaposted 8 years ago

    Do you think mental illness can be overcome or is it just your lot in life if ever diagnosed?

  2. Right On Time profile image64
    Right On Timeposted 8 years ago

    Mental illness, like physical illness, can in many cases be overcome but it depends on variables including the doctor, treatment, patient, etc.

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    jasper420posted 8 years ago

    use your wording carefully mental illlness is a disoder in wich the chemicals in the brain are not balanced no it can not be overcome however it can be managed and you or thoose who suffer can live a relitvly normal life  thoose who suffer like myself are prone to relasp in the disoder but if you learn to coping skills you need to take back control well then youll do just fine mental illness means that one is tied down by a disoder wich they cant control..... control however is over rated

  4. Seeker7 profile image94
    Seeker7posted 8 years ago


    Many illnesses can be overcome. But it really depends on the illness. But more importantly it depends on the person and how much support they get from health professionals. I worked with one Area Manager who suffered from a major mental health illness and although never cured his ways of coping and having a really great life made me admire him more than any other person I have met.

  5. Wayne Brown profile image83
    Wayne Brownposted 8 years ago

    I think modern science has proven to some level that certain aspects of mental illness such as depression and mood swings can be regulated with medication and can allow the person to lead a reasonably normal life as opposed to the alternative.  The problem arises in that most of these people start feeling "normal" and decide that the medication is no longer required thus they slowly slide back into their mental state.  WB

  6. krillco profile image91
    krillcoposted 8 years ago

    It's kind of like diabetes: never cured, but lived with, and depending on your motivation, lived with well, or suffered through.

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    cnslrwebbposted 8 years ago

    It really depends on the mental illness itself.  As a whole, all illness can be treated, but it takes a combined approach of the person's willingness/openess to treatment, support from treatment team, and social support from whomever the person finds as helpful in his/her life. 

    Some illnesses are temporary - brought on by situational factors.  These can even include anxiety and depressive disorders.  Others can be treated with therapy and support as the person learns to manage and eventually overcome their symptoms.  Still others involve a true chemical imbalance that will require continued treatment with medications and therapy.

    So, basically the answer is yes and no.  However, the right treatment approach can teach a person to cope and manage with their symptoms and lead perfectly "normal" lives.

  8. teerex59 profile image59
    teerex59posted 8 years ago

    Unless there is an incorrectable physiological condition, I believe mental illness can be overcome, one day at a time, through hard work on one's physical and spiritual well being. Also, some may need professional outside help such as counseling and medication. Adherence to these regimens can be of great benefit.

  9. SidKemp profile image86
    SidKempposted 7 years ago

    By and large, mental illness can be healed. The best methods are holistic. Therapy can be part of that, with a very good therapist. Healthy eating and exercise and sunlight can have much more of a healing effect than you could imagine, as well. Also, becoming more creative, journaling, dancing, doing an art form, and being more social are all good.

    If we do what we can do each and every day, we can heal almost anything. It doesn't depend on the illness so much as it depends on us. And I've seen this many times, with mental illness, with brain disorders and brain injury, and with physical illness, as well


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