Anosognosia: Lack of Insight Into Mental Illness

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keep-sound-mindsAnosognosia is a lack of awareness about one’s own mental illness and is believed to be the largest reason why individuals with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder do not take their medications.

It affects roughly half of those with the most severe mental illnesses and is believed to be the largest reason why individuals with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder do not take their medications.

Keep Sound Minds iscommitted to preventing similar incidents from occurring by improving society’s understanding and management of mental health issues. They strive to change public perception of mental illness by increasing awareness that if psychiatric disorders are properly diagnosed and treated, people have a greater chance of living healthy, productive lives to their fullest potential.

Our video about anosognosia provides a four-minute glimpse into what the condition is and how it appears in someone actively suffering symptoms.

–Treatment Advocacy Center

http://www.treatmentadvocacycenter.org/about-us/our-blog/109-nh/2174-keep-sound-minds-highlights-anosognosia

 

 

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