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Mental disorder: A qualitative study of treatment and professional methods in modern Sweden
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay is a qualitative research analysis that aims to increase knowledge and understanding of how people with mental disorder be treated in Sweden. It also includes a short comparison with China when it comes to treating people with mental disorders.

According to the Mental Health Global Action Program of WHO number of people suffering from the mental disorders is expected to reach 450 million people worldwide. Statistics released by the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention in 2009 showed that mental disorder in China affects a population of over 100 million people, of which 16 million are severely ill.

People with mental disorders cannot be described as one single group; there is a wide range of different state of illness, including the depression, and patients with schizophrenia. One could even add other mental handicapped groups. These patients inflict severe burden upon their families and as well as the society. They have diseased emotional expressions what ‘normal’ people are not endowed with, so that they are somehow misunderstood, to be more exact, they are not accepted. They can neither integrate in society nor break away from it; they are put in a great quandary, and have no choice but to live marginalized and secluded from society.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 58 p.
Keyword [en]
mental, disorders, psychiatric
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-14019Archive number: SGSMKINSA-V12-11OAI: diva2:613694
Subject / course
Social work
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-04-02 Created: 2013-04-01 Last updated: 2013-04-02Bibliographically approved

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