Mental Disorders

What causes mental disorders? How do the doctors know when something is not right with someones brain? I want to  know all of these things. Even what in the brain causes people to have problems, or what makes it happen. Are you born with it or does it process as you grow up? Growing up with a younger brother, 2 cousins, and an aunt with all different mental disorders make me curious about them. I want to know the different types of disorders and what happens in the brain to make someone have a disorder. Being around my cousins and my brother made me realize that not all kids act the same. One of my cousins was very mean and always hyper. he never listened and he was out of control. As he got older my aunt took him to the doctor and he was diagnosed with sensory problems. What is sensory  problems? 

Mental Disorders Chart (1)

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2 thoughts on “Mental Disorders

  1. Arushi says:

    Interesting topic! Some things you might consider:How kids with mental disorders understand things differently. Also maybe, how, in the past, people thought before finding out someone had mental disorders. Does that make any sense?

  2. Sofia Feist says:

    Very interesting topic here, Mary! Your question map raises a lot of strong research questions. As you continue with this process, you will likely benefit from narrowing which types of mental disorders you focus on (since there are so many different types). Perhaps that can be one of your questions: what different categories of mental disorders exist?

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