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by Roda dendron Roda dendron (Member)

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What are some populations that are at risk for mental illness within a community? Any psych Nurses in the area that can help answer this question. I am writing a paper and so far I have come up with: The teenage population. they may develop mental illness accompanied with drug abuse, just to name a few. Forgive me if i seem loopy My brain is foggy I have been typing, staring at this computer screen all day long.

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Emergent has 25 years experience and works as a Emergency Room RN.

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What are some populations that are at risk for mental illness with in a community?

Did you consult with Dr Google yet?

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meanmaryjean has 40 years experience and works as a Nursing Faculty.

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Is this a homework question?

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Hey, Im taking my Psych nursing course this semester. I am doing a paper on mental health in the community so far i have: Teen's -they can develop mental illness during drug and alcohol abuse. I have The elderly population that can develop mental illness (dementia) just to name a few.

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Look at the average age of schizophrenia onset.

Elderly can have dementia from multiple causes. Alzheimer's can have an early onset as well.

OCD I believe is usually before 25 years.

Many diseases are diagnosed as teens/young adults and it's not just from drug use. Some diseases cannot be officially diagnosed until a certain age, even if symptoms are present. Also many diseases first present during these years.

I would make a list of several different diseases and then look up each ones age of onset/ likely cause. This will give you a better idea.

Also it's easy to say the homeless/alcoholics have a high rate of mental illness, but often the mental illness was present first. The alcohol/drug use is often a form of self medication.

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loriangel14 works as a hospital floor nurse..

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Anyone can develop mental illness. I don't think it's confined to one certain age. My daughter developed mental health issues as a teen and she doesn't drink or do drugs.

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WKShadowRN is a MSN, RN, APRN and works as a Hospitalist FNP.

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Does your school have an online library where you can do a scholarly search?

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