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Is it normal to have more then one mental illness? ex bipolar 1 mixed , .ptsd, anorexia, .substance abuse disorder,

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Not at all uncommon to have a mix of mental health diagnoses.

Answered May 5, 2014

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Dr. Marshall Seligmann answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

It is common for mental disorders to co-exist, as there is often overlap between diagnostic criteria for the different illnesses. In addition, anxiety is a common feature of many mental disorders, and can manifest in many different ways. A mental health professional is essential for the proper diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders.

Answered May 5, 2014

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Dr. Judith Tellerman answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

With multiple diagnoses it is important to have good relationships with your Drs. If you are not comfortable with your Psychiatrist please consult with another for a 2nd opinion. 1st have a physical exam to rule out a physical problem. Please consult with a Clinical Psychologist for psychotherapy to help you with ZOOM.com sessions to cope.

Answered Dec 12, 2020

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