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Psychosocial Disability



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Psychosocial disability is a term used to describe a disability that may occur as a result of a mental health condition.

The mental health and wellbeing of a person with psychosocial disability is affected either all the time or some of the time, and may affect:

  • Thought processes
  • Judgement and decision making
  • Ability to manage stress
  • Sense of safety
  • Behaviour and temperament.
Intellectual disability is a lifelong condition that affects a person's intellectual skills and behaviour, as their brain and cognition works differently. Intellectual disability may affect: Learning and memory Talking and communication Developmental milestones and skills.

Some types of mental health conditions include, but are not limited to:

  • Schizoid disorders such as schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorders
  • mood disorders such as anxiety, depression and bipolar disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • agrophobia
  • social phobias.

Psychosocial disability occurs when a person with a mental health condition interacts within an environment that causes barriers or inequality for them.

Mental health conditions may be caused by:

  • exposure to trauma
  • genetic factors
  • illness
  • other disability
  • degenerative conditions such as dementia.

People with psychosocial disability may benefit from:

  • understanding, empathy and human connection
  • support with social interaction
  • assistance in healing mental and emotional distress
  • support in decision making and daily interactions



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