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    Explain the following statement: "Mental illness is not synonymous with psychological disorder." What are the implications of mental illness as a legal concept?

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    The statement " Mental illness is not synonymous with psychological disorder" simply means that psychological and mental problems do not mean the same thing. The terms "mental illness" and "psychological disorder are often perceived differently and can affect how an individual with such problems is treated. Mental illness is identified based on experience and an observation of various symptoms that lead to a psychiatric diagnosis. In order for someone to receive a psychological diagnosis, that person must have had the problem for a long time- to make certain ...

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    This solution discusses the implications of mental illness as a legal concept.

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