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are ocd, anxiety, bipolar, depression, and asperger's all mental illnesses?

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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Yes: All of the phenomena you list can be found in the DSM 5, published by the American Psychiatric Association as recognized diagnoses.

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When does postpartum depression usually present after giving birth?

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Up to 6 months: Pp depression can present anywhere from immediately following birth, up to 6 months after. If at any time you feel symptoms of depressed mood, talk with your doctor. There are treatments available, and if caught early enough, medication may not be necessary.
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Will my depression have a negative impact on my baby while I am pregnant?

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Can I take anti-anxiety medication to stem jitteriness during pregancy?

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Advise against: I would strongly urge you not to take anti-anxiety meds unless your symptoms have become unbearable or are affecting your ability to work and function. These medications do have some negative effects on the baby's development. Try yoga and other relaxatioin techniques.
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Could COPD cause anxiety attacks

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Yes: Not being able to breathe is one of those things that can lead to panic. It becomes hard to tell which is the worse problem. So you could have fairly mild COPD but making you feel short of breath out of proportion to the lung problem. Then again, if the lung problem is severe, panic could make the symptoms even worse.
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Is there a relationship between eye floaters and depression?

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Yes: Depressed people are more likely to notice foaters.

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