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A 37-year-old member asked:

which mental disorder is characterized by someone believing only in their own reality?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Reality: That is not one specific mental disorder. Loss of touch with reality can occur in a number of different mental health conditions.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Human State: Without being facetious, i'd say this is the state of most humans -- whether we realize it or not. Most of us are shocked when others see things differently from us. Think of all the household arguments you've ever seen; the stalemate in our congress; wars, etc. We walk around with our opinions of others, forgetting that we only see a portion of reality. In this way, we're all delusional.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Dog gone good thoughts! Heidi
Apr 21, 2013

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Where can I find the support system for my mental illness?

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Try googling: Try googling your illness in local level to find help.
A 52-year-old member asked:

Can there be a mental disorder where the afflicted believes they're younger than they actually are?

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Dr. Donald Hazlett
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Not specifically: There are situations where people act much younger than their age, most often related to developmental disorders or significantly reduced intellectual capacity. Dissociative disorders on occasion regress into childlike behavior and speech. None of the above involve the individual actually believing they are younger than they are. Others may simply pretend they are younger and know it's not so.
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In mental illness why they are rational with money not other things?

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Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Miller answered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
They're not: People with various forms of mental illness can be rational or irrational with any aspect of life. For example, a normally rational, responsible person with bipolar disorder can suddenly flip into a manic episode and rush off to vegas, gamble away their entire estate and get married all in one night. There's nothing special about money with mental illness. Careful treatment is the key.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Good answer David!
Mar 5, 2012
Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Miller commented
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Provided original answer
Thank you, sir!
Mar 5, 2012
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How can I tell how severe my mental illness is if i'm mentally ill?

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Even without: Mental illness, we can't see ourselves! work with your psychiatrist to understand as much as you can.
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Blue every march. Is there any mental disease associated with this?

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SAD: Seasonal affective disorder or anniversary of a loss or trauma around that time.

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