Mental Health : Misunderstanding & mistreatment

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Epilepsy/Epileptic: A brain disorder that causes recurring, unprovoked seizures

Hysteria: An outdated term that was used to refer to ‘uncontrollable emotional excess’, often referring to temporary states of mind/emotion. It was a blanket term used to refer to a range of issues now treated separately, such as epilepsy

Mental Illness: An illness that affects the mind

Neurology: The study of the structure and disease of the brain and all the nerves in the body

Pathological: A condition caused by disease

Psychiatry/psychiatric: The part of medicine that studies mental illness

Psychological: Relating to the human mind and feelings

Psychopathology: The study of mental diseases

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Image Credits

Hippocrates. Photograph after a bust. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark

Jean-Martin Charcot demonstrating hysteria in a hypnotised patient at the Salpêtrière. Etching by A. Lurat, 1888, after P.A.A. Brouillet, 1887. Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
 Psychologists and psychiatrists. Photograph. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark