Definitions for "Psychiatric disability"
a mental illness or psychological disturbance, causing a person to struggle with mild to incapacitating emotional problems and limitations that are often caused by either anxiety or affective disorders.
Mental health disability, also called psychiatric disability or mental illness, covers a broad range of disorders. It is generally considered a disability when it interferes with someone's ability to cope or function on a day-to-day basis, or causes behavior that becomes a concern for others. However, many people find ways of managing their mental health disabilities and are able to lead fulfilling and active lives. A mental health disability can be organic (resulting directly from an identifiable brain malfunction) or functional (not explained by a simple structural abnormality of the brain). It can be a neurosis (e.g. one of various forms of anxiety and depression that can be regarded as severe forms of normal experiences), a psychosis (involving distortion of a person's perception of reality, often accompanied by delusions and/or hallucinations), or a personality disorder, or there can be some overlap across these types (e.g. post-traumatic stress disorder).
When mental illness significantly interferes with the performance of major life activities, such as learning, thinking, communicating, and sleeping, among others. Quality - The degree to which services and supports for individuals and populations increase the likelihood for desired health and quality of life measurable outcomes and are consistent with current professional knowledge. The goal of quality services and supports is to maximize the quality of life, functional independence, health and well being of the population. RAP - Resident Assessment Protocol