A 47-year-old member asked:
is nostalgia good or bad for one's mental health?
1 doctor answer • 8 doctors weighed in
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
It's how you use it: Nostalgia can inform beneficially, or it can just make you "live in the past". Using what you value from the past to guide your design & construction of a good life now is good. Being bitter, angry, critical, etc of the way things are now is probably bad. I have a strong feeling that you already knew this, right? Learn from the past, protect the future and live in the present in ways that do both.
5054 viewsReviewed Jun 21, 2020
A 41-year-old member asked:
Can doctors ask for your mental health records to be sent to them?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 29 years experience
With Permission: You must first give written consent for such information to be transferred from one physician to another, unless this transfer is done under court order. Your current physician cannot transfer this information unless it is within the context of direct care. The purpose of the request is also important, and you can release only parts of the information as requested.
6162 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 34-year-old member asked:
Sometimes I feel particularly incoherent and have incomplete thoughts. Is something wrong with my mental health?
2 doctor answers • 11 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Incomplete thoughts: Probably you are normal as everyone may have these feelings now and then. If this happens more frequently you may need to obtain medical help.
6218 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 31-year-old member asked:
I feel like being mean just because I can be mean to other people. Is something wrong with my mental health?
2 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
General Practice 18 years experience
See a psychologist. : If it is causing you distress seek the advise of psychologist.
6164 viewsReviewed Dec 23, 2019
A 38-year-old member asked:
I'm moving soon. How will moving to a new environmental affect my mental health?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Up to You!: If you see this move as a new opportunity and have the excitement of adventure then you will probably do well. If the reverese is true you may hate it. Bottom line is; it is up to you. So gear your mind to think of all of the positive reasons for this move and minimize the negative; make it exciting and fun.
6176 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 45-year-old member asked:
What happens when you are assessed by a mental health crisis team at the hospital emergency room? Do they lock you up?
3 doctor answers • 17 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 38 years experience
No: A mental health crisis team's job is to evaluate you and determine the right treatment and level of care you need. They are there to ensure your safety and make recommendations based on that. They may recommend a variety of things ranging from psychiatric hospitalization to discharge home with follow up with a/ your psychiatrist.
5748 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jun 21, 2020
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