GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) Psychology Applications of Psychology-Psychological Disorders: Conceptions of Mental Disorders Study Material (Page 2 of 24)

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Mental Health: Obstructions to Good Mental Health and Management of Mental Health

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Obstructions to Good Mental Health

Following come in way of achieving good mental health

  • Certain social values
  • Feeling of insecurity
  • In certain cases, family environment
  • Lack of faith in religion
  • Corruption (which ultimately leads to frustration and anxiety)
  • Placing excessive importance on money
  • Competition
  • Social distance
  • Cultural marginality
  • Alienation
  • Conflicting social norms

Management of Mental Health

Refer Therapeutic Approaches. Following can help in the management of mental health

  • Environmental manipulation
  • Counseling
  • Control of transference
  • Psychological support through
  • Insight development
  • Occupational therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Shock therapy
  • Chemical therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Naturopathy
  • Yoga

Mental Health: Prevention of Mental Disorders and Factors or Causes of Mental Disorders

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Prevention of Mental Disorders

Mental disorders can be prevented by

  • Finding out and eradicate cause of mental illness
  • Creating condition for positive mental health
  • Removing undue restrictions on people
  • Creating congenial environment
  • Giving proper guidance to people
  • Eliminating rigid schedules
  • Fostering uninterrupted warm relations
  • Providing support in crucial stress period
  • Encouraging development of competencies

Factors or Causes of Mental Disorders

Following factors are responsible for mental disorders

Biological Factors

  • Biochemical
  • Brain dysfunction
  • Bodily stress factor: Initial alarm phase, resistance phase, exhaustio…

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