Effects of Mental Illness

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The diagnosis of a mental illness brings shock and distress to the family. If the illness is psychosis like schizophrenia, it could bring feelings of fear and despair. Yet this is the time the patient needs the support of family and friends. This paper discusses different topics: impact of schizophrenia on the family, childhood depression, and if growing older is synonymous with mental decline. There are four sources listed in the bibliography of this four page paper.