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Health Science Paper 1, Nov/Dec. 2011  
Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Main
General Comments
Question 5


  1. (a)  Mention four emotional needs of a child                                                   [4 marks ]
     (b)  State three causes of mental illness                                                        [3 marks ]
    (c)    Mention three management of mental illness                                         [3 marks ]



This question was attempted by many candidates and their performance was poor.  In part(a) candidates could not correctly mention emotional needs of a child.  In part (b) candidates could not correctly state causes of mental illness.  In part (c) candidates could not correctly mention management of mental illness.
The expected answers were as follows:
5(a)      Emotional needs of a child

  • Love/affection
  • Acceptance/respect
  • Companionship
  • Security
  • Parental care
  • Protection

  (b)      Causes of mental illness

  • consumption of hard drugs/named
  • congenital malformation/disorder/heredity
  • diseases of the brain/named
  • emotional problem/psychological problem/named
  • Accident/trauma/named


  (c)      Management of mental illness

  • Counseling
  • Psychotherapy/use of drugs
  • Rehabilitation of victim
  • Proper monitoring of victim/guidiance/psychiatric care
  • Consult a psychiatrist


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