“Mental illness is like any other medical illness”: a critical examination of the statement and its impact on patient care and society

What does the statement actually imply?

Illness, pathophysiology and the “self’’

Neurobiology and experience of mental illness

Mental illness and the utility of explanatory models

Explanatory models, stigma and society

Explanatory models of mental illness and the mentally ill person

What needs to be done?

Conclusion and recommendations

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