Summary - People with mental health problems
There are all kinds of mental disorders, each with different symptoms and consequences for functioning. Psychological problems are more common in patients with a migrant background. Anxiety and mood disorders such as depression are common. Serious psychiatric disorders can seriously disrupt the patient's life. They often have other health problems, have limited health skills and live shorter. People with borderline personality disorder have a negative or unstable self-image. They have little control over their emotions and therefore experience many crisis situations. They often seek help from health care providers to resolve their crisis and can then exhibit claiming behavior. Drug use involves tobacco, alcohol, sleeping pills and tranquilizers (benzodiazepines), cannabis, cocaine, heroin, crack, speed, GHB and xtc. Problematic use influences social functioning and health. Addiction often goes together with other psychiatric illnesses. The condition and its severity determine the extent to which patients can manage themselves. GGZ has three levels: general practitioner care, general basic mental health care and specialized mental health care. The Special Admissions to Psychiatric Hospitals Act (Bopz) regulates compulsory admission. This act will be replaced by the mandatory GGZ Act and the Care and Compulsory Act.