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is insecurity a mental illness

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience in Psychiatry
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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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience in Psychiatry
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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
"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
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Dr. Kalyn Diamond
13 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Can be a symptom: Hostility isn't a mental illness, but it certainly can be a symptom that is a part of a number of mental health disorders.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience in Psychiatry
Hostility in and of: Itself, is not a mental illness, but as a symptom, it could be related to a number of possible illnesses. I would strongly advise first a thorough ph ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Personality disorders like avoidant pd are mental illnesses, but different from bipolar, schizophrenia, and others. Long-term psychotherapy can allow ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Homosexuality: Homosexuality is a common and normal part of the human experience. Homosexuality is found in all species on the planet. It is not a mental illness. I ... Read More
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes.: Kleptomania is very different from a person stealing for monitary gain or stealing things that are necessary to live. In general, the items stolen ar ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
47 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes & No: Personality disorders are in a group of psychiatric diagnoses call 'axis ii' and merit treatment, usually counseling as meds rarely help. On the other ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
22 years experience in Clinical Psychology
No: It would be considered a fetish. Not a disorder. Sexual disorders may be associated like sexual addiction, especially where the sexual behavior affe ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
BPD: In psychiatry, it is borderline personality disorder. See diagram.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
It is a symptom of : Emotional problems. It is an unhealthy way of coping with things like feeling empty, anger, self- punishment ect. If you or someone you know used self ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Absolutely: It is often easy to dismiss anxiety as a trivial problem--unless you've experienced yourself. Quite famous people have been incapacitated by anxiety ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes, it is: Yes, paranoid personality disorder is a real mental illness. In it, there's a fixed, pervasive, and relatively inflexible pattern of distrust and sus ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Borderline: Is a personality disorder characterised by severe mood fluctuations, chaotic unstable interpersonal relationships, disturbed identity & self-image, ch ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience in Psychiatry
It may be,: Depending on the age of the person and what the behavior is.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
25 years experience in Psychiatry
Homelesness: This is the shift or drift theory, meaning those who has severe mental illness are a t increased of losing your home and becoming homelessness or home ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Tapia
12 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Historically, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder have both been known as "severe mental illnesses". This wording can be important as receiving help f ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience in Pediatrics
NO : It is a personal decision on your part like changing your mind. It is not mental illness.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience in Psychiatry
Genetic factors: No currently-defined mental illness is 100% genetic, as shown by the fact that 1 identical twin can have the disorder, & the other doesn't. But t ... Read More
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