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Is Charles Manson Mentally Ill
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 more
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
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 more
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 more
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 more
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
Yes: Not everyone who experiences extreme abuse develops a mental illness. Seeking help from a psychologist greatly decreases one's risk of developing a mental disorder after experiencing trauma. There are many therapies to aid survivors of extreme abuse. ...Read more
How is being a caregiver for the mentally ill be different than helping someone with another condition?
Quite different: Mentally ill people may be very challenging to work with in that they exhibit symptoms that may be hard to handle, such uncontrollable emotions, unusual behaviors - anger (excessive), panic attacks, violent behaviors, hallucinations, delusions etc. A caregiver for such patients must be ready to intervene on an emergent basis to refer such patients for acute care. There may some safety risk involv. ...Read more
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 more
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 more
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
After a long duration of weight training like 4-5 years, if someone stops exercising, what are the ill effects, if any - mental, physical, etc.? Thnx
Stopping exercise: Relaxation of an intensive exercise program results in deconditioning with a drop off in muscle strength, overall fitness and a gain in weight. Deconditioning May occur as early as a week after stopping the exercise. Some people develop a type of psychological withdrawal reaction as well. Serious deterioration of general health does not generally occur. ...Read more
I think I am mentally ill, but can't get help because if I do get diagnosed with anything i'll be kicked out of my fathers home. Would it be worth it?
Challenging situatio: The case I am sure must be very complex for you to ask such a question. The best answer I can come up with is that I believe it is always worth reaching out to a healthcare professional whenever an illness bothers a person. Sounds like this fits that description for you. I believe it is nearly always more beneficial to be treated for an illness than suffer the consequences of it's diagnosis. Best! ...Read more
Get an evaluation: You could get an evaluation. Many people start by discussing their concerns with their family physician. This is fine. An alternative is to make an appointment with a mental health professional (e.g., psychiatrist/psychologist). If you have a mental disorder why not get treatment right away to feel and function better? ...Read more
They are common: Night terrors are common and most all kids grow out of them. They usually occur before midnight, whereas night mares occur after midnight. They do seem horrific but often the child doesn't remember having one. The main thing is just to make sure the child doesn't accidently become injured during the spell. For severe cases, I have given low dose of nortriptyline liquid, like 2.5-5 mg at bedtime. ...Read more
Depends: The staff dealing with the parent will generally include social workers & mental health nurses that are well aware of the needs of the extended family. Children of an impaired parent will be placed when possible with family members or may need temporary foster care. In my state the facility works with family services to identify & provide these services when needed. ...Read more
Take her to Doctors: She needs to be evaluated by a physician to find out what is her problem, she may need complete exam and some tests if indicated whether her condition is mental or due to a medical condition. ...Read more
Restraining order: First of all take this very seriously. Get a court ordered restraining order and call 911 if you see this person anywhere near you. Ask a reliable friend to stay with you. Try to get help for the person who is mentally unstable. ...Read more
May be depressed: If you have no objective reason to be worried about this and have not been a victim in the past, then you may be depressed. You should discuss this with a doctor or mental health professional. And if you have been a victim, you may be experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder, and should see someone for that reason. ...Read more
Police: File a report with the police. The mentally ill are usually closely monitored, and the police will appreciate having the information. They depend on neighbors. Hopefully this will go to a mental health court, and you will be doing a favor to yourself, to the law, and to your unfortunate neighbor. I would not wish mental illness on anyone. ...Read more
What to do if I frequently masturbate. When I do I feel like I'm mentaly ill. What is the reason?
Guilt: Like people in many cultures you undoubtedly heard negative comments about the practice growing up & have embraced the shame it is designed to cause. If you cancel those inputs, and look on it like your body does, it is no different than sex with a partner. If this idea is not helpful, you need to find an unrelated counselor to learn how to deal with it. ...Read more
Mental illness: Physicians trained in the art and science of treating mental illness would be the best people to treat mental illness. If the treating provider has a mental illness it may increase his empathy understanding and suffering and so can other trained mds who don't have mental illness. You have to find a doctor who is the right fit for you. ...Read more
I have a friend who is mentally ill, and he will not seek therapy, and he scares people and gets into trouble?
Treatment: Keep encouraging him/her to get appropriate treatment. ...Read more
My daughter has schizoaffective disorder...Does that mean she will die sooner then someone who isn't mentally ill? :- (
Schizoaffective: With proper care & tx, and with support & guidance, prognosis is more favorable. ...Read more
What kind of behavior is it when someone is mentally ill and always seeks out the ER for help. Why does the ER make then feel safe? .
It's what we do: It is an environment where people who care work. We will protect an out-of-control psychiatric patient from harming themselves or others and help them find a treatment (inpatient or outpatient) plan that works for them. ...Read more
I'm not scared go going psych inpatient but since being diagnosis with schizoaffective disorder afraid will be put in seriously mentally ill unit what can do?
OIt will be OK.: I don't think you should worry about it. Most psychiatric units are well staffed and are nowhere near the "snake pit" type of scenario where there are people who violent and out of control. With the advent of modern psychotropic medications, mental illness is no the dreaded diseases that it used to be. The serious mental illnesses are schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. ...Read more
Both: Both public and private facitities are available. The needs of the patient need to be assessed by a professional to determine what level of care is appropriate. ...Read more
Sorry, I wouldn't: Be able to begin to tell you if you have a mental illness with this one piece of info. Are you being murdered in dreams? Is someone else being murdered in dreams? Do you wake from dream feeling upset, scared, excited or happy? Have you gone through significant previous trauma? You can always have this assessed by a psychiatrist or psychologist. Take care. ...Read more
What mental doctors excepting. New patients from. Health tap. In chicago. Ill? That way I can ask threw here as well
Accepting: If you are looking for doctors accepting medicare or medicaid, it is getting harder to find them. I think psychologists are far more accessible to medicare only. Medicaid does not reimburse psychologists in il. ...Read more
I think I am mentally ill I imagine symptoms and make myself depressed I can't cope I try to not to it but I can't help it's breaking me?
Help: Agree that you should see a Psychiatrist urgently for help! ...Read more