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Health care practitioner or social and human services provider who offers services for the purpose of improving an individual's mental health or to treat mental disorders.

- Mental health professional

A PAD can inform others about what treatment they want or don't want from psychiatrists or other mental health professionals, and it can identify a person to whom they have given the authority to make decisions on their behalf.

- Advance healthcare directive
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The prevalence of mental illness is higher in more economically unequal countries

Mental disorder

Behavioral or mental pattern that causes significant distress or impairment of personal functioning.

Behavioral or mental pattern that causes significant distress or impairment of personal functioning.

The prevalence of mental illness is higher in more economically unequal countries
"Haus Tornow am See" (former manor house), Germany from 1912 is today separated into a special education school and a hotel with integrated work/job- and rehabilitation-training for people with mental disorders
Deaths from mental and behavioral disorders per million persons in 2012
Eight patients representing mental diagnoses as of the 19th century at the Salpêtrière, Paris.
A patient in a strait-jacket and barrel contraption, 1908
Insulin shock procedure, 1950s
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Giorgio Antonucci
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Such disorders may be diagnosed by a mental health professional, usually a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist.

Moreover, patients may be able to make, when they are considered well, an advance directive stipulating how they wish to be treated should they be deemed to lack mental capacity in the future.