Psychiatric Disorders 


A mental illness is a disorder of the brain that results in a disruption in a person's thinking, feeling, moods, and ability to relate to others. Mental illness is distinct from the legal concept of insanity.

When sick, most Costa Ricans prefer to practice personal hygiene or with minimal assistance from family members. Patients in poor health conditions are permitted to receive 24 hour assistance by family members (except intensive care patients).

Mental Health as related to Self Care