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Is insecurity a mental illness

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Not unless severe: "mental illness" is a judgment call. Severe mental conditions, e.g., schizophrenia, are clearly illnesses, while moderately bad depression is debatab... Read More

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Most of them: Some antisocial personalitiesand some narcissists would be the exceptions. Besides, all human beings except some of the above, have insecurities. It i... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry 36 years experience
It depends: This isn't exactly a medical question, it's more of a legal or moral one. But laws in the us generally hold that if a person cannot tell right from w... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
"Pop" misconception: One of the cruelest things that you can do is tell someone with real mental illness to "snap out of it." things that are easy for most of us are very ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Please clarify: If you are wanting to know whether you have a mental illness, it is first recommended that you go to your doctor to explore what specific symptoms you... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heather Luing
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Seek treatment: Seek treatment from a medical professional. There are a wide range of mental illness and seeing your pcp or local psychiatrist would be the first ste... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Symptoms: Usually if an emotional or behavioral issue causes significant distress or affects personal, social, work lilfe, it can be a symptom of mental illness... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
No: I'm not sure how you're using the word "lameness, " but i understand this to mean inability to walk. This is not correlated with mental illness at a... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Many factors: There are positive protective factors which will ameliorate or blunt symptoms, like supportive social supports like family and friends, exercising, sl... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Austina Cho
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Not enough info.: I don't know. Why do you think so? You should see your doctor to discuss any and all issues that you experience which lead you to think that you could... Read More

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