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A 36-year-old member asked:

what would people resist taking mental disorder medication?

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Dr. Patrick Tapia
Psychiatry 13 years experience
Variety of reasons: There are a lot of different reasons. Some are literally paranoid and would not take any tablets or pills thinking that ultimately they will poison them. There are some that are implementing cultural beliefs and honoring the worldviews of their relatives. Then there are some that have such high anxiety and deem it risky that are not paranoid. And some have a healthy desire to give therapy a chance.
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Many stop because of side effects or the belief that once the symptoms aree gone they have been cured.
Sep 23, 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.
A 55-year-old member asked:

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
A 31-year-old member asked:

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.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Blue every march. Is there any mental disease associated with this?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
SAD: Seasonal affective disorder or anniversary of a loss or trauma around that time.

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