Severe mental health conditions (sometimes referred to as mental illness) are less common and are defined by their duration and the effect on an individual’s day to day ability to function. They include major depression and bipolar disorder, and illnesses that produce psychotic symptoms (producing a loss of contact with reality, such as schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder).

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Severe mental health conditions (sometimes referred to as mental illness) are less common and are defined by their duration and the effect on an individual’s day to day ability to function. They include major depression and bipolar disorder, and illnesses that produce psychotic symptoms (producing a loss of contact with reality, such as schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder).

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