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Severe Mental Illness | Paradigm Malibu

What Defines Severe Mental Illness in Teens?

    Severe mental illness is not so clearly defined in most clinical settings. However, most clinicians agree that if a psychological illness lasts in duration (meaning that it is chronic and long-lasting) as well as causes severe disability, then that disorder can be categorized as a severe mental illness (SMI). In addition to severe…

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