A 39-year-old member asked:
Will someone recover from mental illness caused by drug abuse?
1 doctor answer • 5 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Very complicated: Your question has many moving parts, all of which are interconnected. Recovering from drug abuse ; mental illness requires personal commitment, medical interventions, ongoing psychological/psychosocial treatment, and family ; community support. All these pieces are necessary, and the breakdown of any one of them can impact overall outcome. When they all join together, recovery may be possible.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Is there a mental illness that causes someone to be really creative?
2 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Creativity & Illness: Mental illness doesn't cause creativity (we make a diagnosis when there is worsening of functioning and creativity is a positive attribute). However, some conditions such as a manic state in bipolar disorder may enhance creativity. In addition to creativity, someone in a manic state may need no sleep, may become more productive but may also become angry easily. Consult a physician for a diagnosis.
4.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 40-year-old member asked:
Can drug abuse cause mental health problems?
1 doctor answer • 13 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 36 years experience
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