TY - CHAP A1 - Mamdouh El-Adl ED1 - Luciano L'Abate Y1 - 2012-01-05 PY - 2012 T1 - Early Intervention in Psychiatry Challenges & Opportunities N2 - In the book "Mental Illnesses - Understanding, Prediction and Control" attention is devoted to the many background factors that are present in understanding public attitudes, immigration, stigma, and competencies surrounding mental illness. Various etiological and pathogenic factors, starting with adhesion molecules at one level and ending with abuse and maltreatment in childhood and youth at another level that are related to mental illness, include personality disorders that sit between mental health and illness. If we really understand the nature of mental illness then we should be able to not only predict but perhaps even to control it irrespective of the type of mental illness in question but also the degree of severity of the illness in order to allow us to predict their long-term outcome and begin to reduce its influence and costs to society. How can we integrate theory, research evidence, and specific ways to deal with mental illness? An attempt will be made in the last conclusive chapter of this volume. BT - Mental Illnesses SP - Ch. 17 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/29632 DO - 10.5772/29632 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-08-06 ER -