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Is Charles Manson Mentally Ill
Enjoying porn: Enjoyment of pornography can be an normal means of sexual arousal, and even couples may enjoy viewing pornography together. With the ever-present availability, accessibility and affordability of free porn on the internet, there becomes a risk that a person might become fixated on porn as the primary means of achieving sexual gratification. If so, help from a professional might be considered. ...Read more
Antisocial: Yes, it is. The hallmark of this disorder is the person seems to have no conscience, or sense of morality, or right or wrong. This person cannot empathize with others, is opportunistic, predatory, and often thrill seeking. An example of this would be Charles Manson. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A good thing: Einstein called himself a "natural loner" but was wise and kind in addition to his tremendous achievement. Many loners are similar. Most of the happiness life gives comes from meaningful caring for others, and this need not include a lot of socializing. Different people's brains give them different preferences; not everybody is a party animal. If you're hurting no one, embrace who you are. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a criminal who suffers from a mental illness or personality disorder really at fault for the crime(s) they commit?
It depends: This isn't exactly a medical question, it's more of a legal or moral one. But laws in the us generally hold that if a person cannot tell right from wrong due to a mental illness, then they are "not guilty by reason of insanity" (or similar language depending on the state). Most mental illness is not severe enough to meet this standard, and the "insanity defense" is actually used fairly rarely. ...Read more
Yes, it is: Yes, paranoid personality disorder is a real mental illness. In it, there's a fixed, pervasive, and relatively inflexible pattern of distrust and suspiciousness such that others' motives are interpreted as malevolent. It generally begins in teen years or early adulthood, and differs markedly from one's culture. It causes distress in important areas of functioning, like relationships or work. ...Read more
M South Indian.Since reality and imagination gets merged in schizophrenia this mental disorder is worse and dangerous than ocd right?
Unique conditions : Both are caused by physiological mechanisms, and each exist on a continuum of mild to severe. The truth is neither is technically worse than the other, although stereotypes about schizophrenia may make us think otherwise. Many people receive effective treatment and function well with either condition. However severe OCD can be just as disruptive to life as severe schizophrenia. ...Read more
Yes.: As children try to cope with abuse, often from a loved one, they often respond with anxiety, guardedness, hypervigillance, difficulty trusting others, dissociation, and anger. Over time this creates a pattern of relating to others and especially stress that is marked by poor attention, outbursts of anger, emotional instability, unstable relationships, dissociation, and even transient psychosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No not at all: I think they are trying to get support and overcome a serious problem. Be supportive and encourage them to talk about their challenges. Help them in situations where food may be tempting them to eat improperly. ...Read more
Most of them: Some antisocial personalitiesand some narcissists would be the exceptions. Besides, all human beings except some of the above, have insecurities. It is part of being human. ...Read more
Emotional masochist: This seems quite a collection of words to call someone! and i'm not sure what was meant when they were said. I'd ask the person directly rather than assume. Many people use the term "narcissistic" to mean "self-involved and selfish." "emotional masochist" could be someone who uses suffering as emotional currency in relationships, but without necessarily acting out masochism in sexual behavior. ...Read more
Borderline: Is a personality disorder characterised by severe mood fluctuations, chaotic unstable interpersonal relationships, disturbed identity & self-image, chronic feelings of emptiness, impulsivity, chronic recurrent suicidal behaviors, transient paranoea or dissociation, & inability to control anger. It is classified as mental illness under cluster b personality disorders. ...Read more
Yes.: Kleptomania is very different from a person stealing for monitary gain or stealing things that are necessary to live. In general, the items stolen are of little value either to the person or monitarily. Yet the person cannot resist the impulse to take them. ...Read more
PDD: Pervasive developmental disorder is a label/diagnosis given to those with some but not all of the criteria for autistic spectrum disorder. It reflects a less severe disorder. It is used for significant impairment in development of reciprocal social interaction or communication skills or when stereotyped behaviors, interests & activities are present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Personality Disorder: This is a bit of a semantic problem. Personality disorders are not seen as major mental illnesses, like bipolar , schizophrenia, depressive or anxiety disorders. They are not very responsive to meds.However, they do affect the quality of life and may generate the above conditions in certain circumstances. Avoidant pd can overlap with anxiety disorders , such as panic disorder or social phobia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is being self preoccupied considered a sign of schizophrenia delusions of grandeur or just egotism?
Worrisome insecure unconfident reserved quiet no empathy selfish lethargic short tempered pensive slight paranoia hates feelings. Mentally ill?
Sound like you are : Unhappy. You may be depressed, but it is impossible to diagnose you as mentally ill from the list you have given . If you are not happy with your life and personality reach out to a therapist and work on these issues. The fact that you are aware of these issues is a sign of health not illness. ...Read more
Depends: Hi Sri, some people are just wired to enjoy this kind of arousal. In principle, you can become addicted to almost anything, and it is unhealthy if becomes the primary coping mechanism and is accompanied by compulsion/dependency. If concerned, I suggest the individual consult a mental health provider for full eval. If it has become an addiction, it can be reversed with treatment. Take care ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mental Illness: Some conditions , like schizophrenia, a psychotic disorder, may be more easily detected due to hallucinations, delusional thought content or paranoia. Mood disorders (depression , bipolar) and anxiety disorders(panic attacks, phobia ) require more in depth evaluation. Medical conditions may present first as a mental illness. If a loved one concerns you, ask the family md for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Only in bad old days: ... ; by those who remain uninformed. Someone who does not identify as the gender they were assigned at birth is not considered mentally ill. All major professional health organizations -incl the american medical assn, american psychological assn ; american psychiatric assn- affirm a person's right 2 identify their gender as feels true 4 them. Facebook now has over 50 ways: http://slate.Me/1bs1n3f. ...Read more
Group Home: Some are transitional group homes. Some are called group homes for mentally challenged. Don't know of another generally accepted term. ...Read more
NAMI Program: National alliance for the mentally ill (nami) provide support groups, education and training. It is through the nami program that people often find other resources and advice for caring for someone with a psychiatric illness. There are nami programs set up all over the United States. More information can be found on the official nami website at: http://www.Nami.Org/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: This depends on the mental illness of the person involved -- but generally a compassionate, non-judgmental attitude and willingness to assist are needed for sure. If you're asking about education programs, you can inquire at nursing schools, etc, about requirements. Mental health america has some helpful information for families of mentally ill people: http://www.Mentalhealthamerica.Net/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get evaluated: You could see a phd level psychologist for a psychological evaluation or a psychiatrist for a psychiatric evaluation. You could also see a social worker working at a mental health center that has familiarity with the diagnosis of mental illness. If you are struggling with psychotic thoughts or thoughts of suicide or homicide then you can be evaluated in the emergency department. Stay safe! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Even without: Mental illness, we can't see ourselves! work with your psychiatrist to understand as much as you can. ...Read more
See below: The difference between the nursing home and residential care is based on the level of functioning. In the residential setting, this person able to feed, to toilet, to transfer, to ambulate, to void and to defecate independently. Also good behavioral control is important. If the person develops major changes in functional and behavioral status, the nursing home placement is the best way to go. ...Read more
Ther areseveral of: Them around you have to check out and see for yourself. ...Read more
Too Broad a Question: It depends on the level of functioning, . And the mental illness. ...Read more
How is being a caregiver for the mentally ill be different than helping someone with another condition?
Mental Illness: It depends on what type of mental illness the pt has. A professional needs to evaluate the pt and rule out any clear and present danger to self or others, otherwise the pt needs to be placed in a safe environment such as a nursing facility or hospital. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have people telling me that a transgender person is mentally ill. How do I convince them that it's not?
Good luck!: Trying to persuade anyone to come to your point of view is always a struggle - particularly in dealing with gender variance. Of course it is true that there are transgender people who have mental illness, but being trans does NOT mean a person is mentally ill. If you are the person in question, live your life as well as possible, and seek help from people who are here to help. WPATH.org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you please tell me why it'sthat mentally ill people cannot disclose their disability to supervisors at work?
They can: They often do not for the same risks that exist in the community. Stigma, harsh judgments, discrimination takes place and often subtly so many workers with mh issues find themselves out of good jobs without really knowing how it happened. So, persons can disclose their disability, but often choose not to. ...Read more
I want to gain weight.I am now 59 kg and 5.6"and 23 years old.I was ill an year ago,I was suffering from some mental problem,I need a perfect diet.
Weight and health: Glad you are looking to healthy diet and not eating unhealthy to gain weight. As the mind and body heals you will reach ideal body weight. Walk daily , keep hydrated and eat plenty of whole foods mostly fruits and vegetables and seeds and nuts. Meats get the pasture raised. Eat fresh and if possible avoid refined sugars and processed foods. Good quality fats from seeds nuts avocado will help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it true that a phycopath is not mentally ill, nor physically ill or emotionally ill, but in fact it's that they've chosen to be the way they are?
Not true: The term psychopath or sociopath are used in different ways and are not diagnostic terms. They are often used to describe people who others believe behaved negatively, manipulatively, or harmfully without remorse. People tend to fall on a wide spectrum regarding any label or personality trait, including the ones you are referring to. As used originally, a psychopath was mentally ill. ...Read more
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