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Is hostility a mental illness of sorts please?

Is hostility a mental illness of sorts please?

Hostility in and of: Itself, is not a mental illness, but as a symptom, it could be related to a number of possible illnesses. I would strongly advise first a thorough physical examination with your family doctor to run out any underlying medical problems as the cause and then an evaluation with a psychiatrist. We are here to help. ...Read more

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Mental Disorder (Definition)

A mental disorder is psychological condition or set of behaviors that either causes the individual emotional distress and/or results in impairment in various ...Read more


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Is insecurity a sign of mental illness?

Is insecurity a sign of mental illness?

Not unless severe: "mental illness" is a judgment call. Severe mental conditions, e.g., schizophrenia, are clearly illnesses, while moderately bad depression is debatable, and most would agree mild to moderate insecurity is not. But if a person has severe insecurity that interferes with everyday life, it might be considered an illness. Whether it's an illness or not, counselors & therapists can help. ...Read more

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Is a mental illness also a brain disease? Is that for all mental illnesses?

Is a mental illness also a brain disease?  Is that for all mental illnesses?

Brain and mental ill: As the years go by, those who work with the brain (neurologists) and psychiatrists have recognized they have a great deal in common. You can consider mental illness to be a brain disorder. ...Read more

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How typical is it for mental health professionals to have a personal history of mental illness?

Both terms are broad: Mental health professions vary widely on amount and type of training. Also, there are even wider differences in types and severity of mental illness. It's unlikely that highly trained professionals suffer severe disabling mental illness as licensing & other credentialing would weed them out. But, it's likely that some have had personal therapy since they know it's helpful & life's not always easy. ...Read more

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What are some signs of mental illness in a child?

What are some signs of mental illness in a child?

Erratic behavior: Mental illness is an extremely broad term. Any obvious and persistent abnormal behavior might be questioned. ...Read more

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Symptoms of a mental psychosis?

Symptoms of a mental psychosis?

Psychiosis: The symptoms of psychotic disturbance may include so called perceptual abnormalities, or hallucinations, which can be auditory, visual, tactile, gustatory and olfactory. Psychosis may also include becoming paranoid/delusional. ...Read more

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Help please! is bdsm a sign of mental illness?

No: It would be considered a fetish. Not a disorder. Sexual disorders may be associated like sexual addiction, especially where the sexual behavior affects performance and functioning in other areas outside of relationships. But there are practicioners of bdsm that engage in those behaviors safely and compartmentalize the sexual behaviors to the appropriate setting. ...Read more

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Are mental health psychologists a kind of doctor?

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Are mental health psychologists a kind of doctor?

Psychologist: Not Medical doctors, but Doctorate in Psychology (PhD). ...Read more

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Is talking to yourself a sign of mental illness?

Not necessarily: Talking to oneself can mean a lot of different things based on how you were raised, your inner world, your relative degree of disinhibition and the robustness of the social network of an individual. It can be embarrassing and some people may think that an individual who talks to themself is seeing and hearing things. It could be a problem if it cannot be curtailed in socially appropriate ways. ...Read more

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Is G A D An in borne genetic anxiety personality a serious mental illness. Thanks?

Is G A D An in borne genetic anxiety personality a serious mental illness. Thanks?

Terminology: I'm imagining you mean disabling by serious. All Dx'd conditions need to be taken seriously and managed well but most do not limit your life activities, expectancy or quality. Many do not require medication. Theymost often are a combo of genetic propensity, social learning and environmental stress. Your pills will help most w/ CBT therapy to learn skills and better understanding of yourself. Best! ...Read more

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Can lack of oxygen at birth cause a mental illness such as borderline personality disorder?

Can lack of oxygen at birth cause a mental illness such as borderline personality disorder?

No. Not BPD: No. There have been no study to date showing any correlation between lack of oxygen at birth and bpd. Developmental delays and some progressive developmental disorders, on the other hand, have had some data. ...Read more

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Can someone with a history of mental illness become a psychologist?

Yes: The degree of debilitation posed by the individual's mental illness would of course be an important factor, but many good psychologists struggle with their own mental illness. For clinical psychologists, having their own psychotherapy process is often a requirement of their training program, and the process of overcoming his or her own issues can sometimes make them a better practitioner. ...Read more

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Might it be that a history of mental illness prevent a job in psychiatry?

Might it be that a history of mental illness prevent a job in psychiatry?

It could... BUT...: Firstly, "mental illness" is ubiquitous! it's a very broad term! next, there's a huge stigma to overcome and tremendous ignorance, in general, about it. Having been through a psychological trauma; having managed yourself out of a chemical addiction or a clinical depression... Can give you rich insights, possibly allowing you to be a superior clinician! it all depends on what type? ...How severe? ...Read more

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Is public phobia a form of mental illness?

Public/social phobia: Is considered an anxiety disorder if it is distressing or interferes with your life. It is more than normal shyness. ...Read more

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Is hostility a mental illness?

Can be a symptom: Hostility isn't a mental illness, but it certainly can be a symptom that is a part of a number of mental health disorders. ...Read more

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Can you list some common symtoms of bipolar mental disorder?

Can you list some common symtoms of bipolar mental disorder?

You may know that: Bipolar disorder manifests in extreme mood swings between depression and mania/hyperactivity. Some folks are more hyper and some more depressed. The cycle can be very quick or span over days. A licensed mental health professional can diagnose and treat you. It's best to go to someone who has a lot of experience w/this. Your family doc can refer you. Peace and good health. ...Read more