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Dr. Joseph Weiner
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Mental Health And Behavior (Overview)

Mental health and behavior is a field of medicine that looks at an individual's emotional, cognitive, and behavioral well-being and the disease states that can affect that well-being.


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How does mental health affect behavior?

Mental Health: Sound mental health usually leads to good self care and positive relationships and productive work, compromised mental leads to the opposite. Best. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Weiner
266 doctors shared insights

Mental Health And Behavior (Overview)

Mental health and behavior is a field of medicine that looks at an individual's emotional, cognitive, and behavioral well-being and the disease states that can affect that well-being.


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What tips do you have for improving mental health if I have depression and bipolar disorder?

What tips do you have for improving mental health if I have depression and bipolar disorder?

Eval and therapy: Get a full psychiatric evaluation first to determine the severity of symptoms and whether or not meds are warranted, then find a reputable psychotherapist to explore what depression and bipolar disorder mean to you, how they impact you, their history, and how these symptoms and/or any others can be better dealt with. ...Read more

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Improving Mental Health (Checklist)

Do some form of vigorous exercise everyday
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Maintain perfect sleep hygiene
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Accomplish a task daily, no matter how small
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Have contact with a friend daily, even if by text or email
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Overall health, Improving mental health. Stress relief, sleep, natural remedies. Suggestions on possible Specialist to seek out. Advice on what to do?

Overall health, Improving mental health.
Stress relief, sleep, natural remedies. Suggestions on possible Specialist to seek out.
Advice on what to do?

Where to start..: Write down your "top of the list" 1 or 2 health concerns, eg, fatigue, poor sleep, motivation, relationships. Include how long a problem, what you've tried that's helped/not helped. Include all meds you take including OTC/herbal supplements/birth control, alcohol/drug/tobacco use, current stresses. Discuss this with pcp and ask for advice/referral to a mental health professional if appropriate. ...Read more

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What are the behaviors of a mental health problem?

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What are the behaviors of a mental health problem?

Mental health problm: Behavior depends on type of mental health issue at hand. ...Read more

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What does reckless behavior have to do with mental health?

What does reckless behavior have to do with mental health?

A lot: Pull over& listen. You scare me. Do you really think a ''mentally well'' person would drive recklessly? As a psychiatrist, i hope you are kidding me. If not, you walk & think until you understand the death of a child ! go to your nearest morgue & look real good at the gruesome results of reckless driving.
Got it? Good. ...Read more

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Standards for abnormal behavior from mental health professionals?

Standards for abnormal behavior from mental health professionals?

Similar standards: Each mental health practitioner type has its own professional code, but there are important similarities. All should be compassionately present with you, maintaining both confidentiality and appropriate therapeutic boundaries. They should use your session time to address your needs as a patient, rather than their personal needs, etc. Divergence from these standards would be abnormal. ...Read more

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Improving Oral Health (Checklist)

Keep sugars and sticky starches to a minimum
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How can mental health and emotional health affect someone's behavior?

How can mental health and emotional health affect someone's behavior?

Holistic approach: Mental and emotional improvement usually change individual' self -concept. Improved self-concept is positively affected someone's attitude and as a result his/her behavior. ...Read more

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Is developmental/behavioral pediatrics a form of mental health service?

Yes: If your child has a developmental, learning, or behavioral problem, a developmental-behavioral pediatrician has the training and expertise to evaluate and care for your child. Developmental-behavioral pediatricians possess training and experience to consider, in their assessments and treatments, the medical and psychosocial aspects of children’s developmental and behavioral problems. ...Read more

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Improving Nail Health (Checklist)

Cut the nails straight across
once
Do not dig into the corners when you cut your nails
once
Avoid harsh chemicals
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Is stuttering sound like a behavioral problem or a mental health issue?

Is stuttering sound like a behavioral problem or a mental health issue?

A problem?: All can be a mental health issue when the stuttering affects self-esteem, communication, and relationships with others. Stuttering can be treated, and a diagnosis needs to be made since the symptoms are multi-determined. ...Read more

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There's mental health issues in family. They didn't learn coping skills. After years of me learning w. therapy/hard work, I'm finding that I've maybe got more than learned behavior. What does the discovery process look like. Just see my primary?

There's mental health issues in family. They didn't learn coping skills. After years of me learning w. therapy/hard work, I'm finding that I've maybe got more than learned behavior. What does the discovery process look like. Just see my primary?

Congratulations: on working on your own coping skills. You MAY be being discouraged by the pathology that still exists in your family system. Stay rooted in what you have learned and exercise compassion w/family. See clinical psychologist for psych testing if you would like to know more about your personality. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Improving Foot Health (Checklist)

Inspect your feet daily
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Dry well between your toes after you bathe
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Avoid putting creams or ointments between your toes
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I was seeing a dr. In nc monthly for mental health. I've recently moved to dc area and medication is low. All the appointments around here r months ou?

I was seeing a dr. In nc monthly for mental health. I've recently moved to dc area and medication is low. All the appointments around here r months ou?

University: Many universities have associated medical schools and high quality outpatient medical (including psychiatric) clinics--they are staffed by faculty members. In dc you can check with georgetown and george washington medical centers. ...Read more

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What causes mental health disorders?

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What causes mental health disorders?

Etiology: Easiest way is to think of causes as Biopsychosocial. The biological is genetics. The psychological is self concept such as self-esteem. The social is environment such as stress or traumas. ...Read more

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Improving Heart Health (Checklist)

Find an activity you enjoy, and do it daily for at least 20 minutes
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Intensify workouts by doing max intensity for 2 min, every 5-10 min
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What are signs of poor mental health?

What are signs of poor mental health?

Many: There are many symptoms of mental problems and these are often specific to a particular problem. In general, poor mental health is noted by poor interpersonal relationships, an inability to function in a meaningful way in the environment, and loss of contact with reality. ...Read more

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What could increase mental health issues?

Life change: Changes in life circumstances often has a significant impact on one's mental health. We feel less in control and these feelings can lead to increased anxiety , worry and depression. Life changing events like a divorce, children moving into adulthood, relocation, financial changes, work changes all can really increase mental health issues and professional support is often important at these times. ...Read more

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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

Wear clean, dry, breathable underwear
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Shower daily
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Do not wear a wet bathing suit after swimming for an extended period
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Maintain good nutrition to ensure good pH balance
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Should I be concerned about Mental Health?

Should I be concerned about Mental Health?

Difficult to answer: Without having more information it is difficult to answer, and depends on the individual. Consider discussing with a HealthTap provider if you are concerned about your overall mental health and well-being. ...Read more

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What are the complications of Mental Health?

What are the complications of Mental Health?

Great question: What are the complications of living? As with life there are the possibilities of happiness, sadness and death. ...Read more

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How can we realte spirituality and mental health?

How can we realte spirituality and mental health?

Great question!: For some, spirituality is very closely linked to mental health because it embodies the idea that it's possible to get through suffering. And that such experiences might help us develop into more aware & compassionate human beings. Having a spiritual (not necessarily religious) point of view may help one feel less alone. It also offers the possibility of there being some meaning to suffering. ...Read more

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What is it like to work in mental health facility?

See below: It's challenging as you're dealing with people in distress. It is also rewarding because people do get better. Working in a mental health facility requires flexibility, but also the ability to follow structure and ability to look at your own reactions to a client and monitor these reactions. Are there any specific aspects that interest you? ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have any mental health issues?

Yes: Its always possible. If there is cause for concern, then see a mental health professional. ...Read more

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What factors most strongly influence our mental health?

What factors most strongly influence our mental health?

Internal/external: There is the person's internal world, in other words their thought processes, emotions, and general internal dialogue as well as chemical balance in the nervous system (or lack thereof) and the person's genetic makeup. There is also the person's external world, such as family members and friends, their jobs, where they live, socioeconomic status, and cultural and ethnic issues. Nature vs nurture. ...Read more

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How come children's mental health so widely disagreed on?

How come children's mental health so widely disagreed on?

By whom? I agree : that diagnoses of mental illness in children require thoughtful review of genetic, biological & environmental factors contributing to a set of symptoms that fulfill DSM-V criteria for a specific disorder. Child & adolescent symptoms may evolve over time, so age & developmental stage must be considered. Many disorders that begin with signs of ADHD in childhood show additional symptoms with age. ...Read more

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Why is it that instances of mental health issues are becoming more prevalent?

Why is it that instances of mental health issues are becoming more prevalent?

Huge question: Nearly 20% of us adults 18 and older have some kind of mental illness. There are many hypotheses about why this is increasing, including loss of extended families and social isolation; environmental toxins; substance abuse (both an illness & risk factor); trauma and abuse (which can be both mental health issue & a risk factor for further illness); poverty leading to not getting help early, etc. ...Read more

Mental Health (Definition)

Mental health refers to the complex neuro-physiological state of well-being that is often observed and experienced through emotional, psychological, and social aspects of behavior. A combination of genetics and family history, culture and life experiences, and physiological health factors are all factors that contribute to one's experience of mental health. Unfortunately, the general term of mental health is often stigmatized and perceived as a negative; however, mental health includes positive aspects of health and well-being, including one's resilience, adaptability, and ability to ...Read more


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