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Adhd Is Not A Disorder
Disorder for sure!: Brain studies show differences between persons w/ & w/o adhd, particularly in the left prefrontal cortex. Nimh demonstrated that the brains of kids w/ adhd are 3-4% smaller than those w/o adhd. There is also evidence of differences in neurotransmitters such as norepinephrine & Dopamine (altho the differences are complicated). Adhd causes problems w/ learning, school performance & behavior. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)
A bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...Read more
Yes, but...: All psychological/psychiatric disorders/symptoms are neurological in the sense that they are all expressed through changes in the brain and nervous system. In that sense depression is a neurological disorder. However, the difference between depression and say parkinson's disease or stroke is that in many instances of depression, talk therapy is effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be a symptom: Clumsiness could be a symptom of a neurological disorder. If a person has a medical condition which is causing damage to the cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls coordination and balance, then the person could be "clumsy" as a result of the condition. Most of the time, a person described as clumsy probably does not have a neurological condition, however. ...Read more
Autism spectrum disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder. Is it possible that it could be genetic as well?
Yes: There is definite evidence that there is a genetic predisposition for most children that have autism. Though far from specifically identifiable based on genetic tests. More often enzyme based vulnerabilities. More milage in looking at how to moderate the environment to avoid triggering the vulnerabilities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gerontophilia : While gerontophilia isn't formally classified as a specific mental disorder in dsm-iv, it is clearly a paraphilia and potential criminal behavior. There might be various underlying causes that need to be looked at when diagnosing this problem, but why it hasn't been included as a formal mental disorder may be more a result of its low prevalence rather than the actual reality of it as a disorder. ...Read more
Bipolar disorder: They are referred to as disorders.If you google disorder vs disease you will find that some dictionaries distinguish between the terms, with disease indicating something caused by a virus or bacteria and disorder having to do with congenital or mental illness.Some, however, make no distinction and the words have essentially become synonymous in common parlance as well as in the mrdical literature. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is attachment disorder a personality disorder? Is it in the same realm as say a narcisstic or sociopath. Thank you.
Ill Personality: Antisocial personality disorder is a mental illness and, while it is difficult to treat, it is treated primarily with psychotherapy and, sometimes, with added medications. Unfortunately, people with this disorder may not want treatment or think they need it. Often individuals with antisocial personality disorder are arrested because they have little or no regard for right and wrong. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is it possible to have an antisocial personalty disorder without being a psychopath or sociopath?
Yes: I consider "psychopath" to be a person with little to no conscious meaning that the person can exploit and hurt others freely and without remorse. Antisocial pd is a wider term for people (more men) who live in contrary way toward others and society (e.g. Break laws) but could still feel bad or want to change at some point. A portion of those with apd are also psychopaths. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and vice versa: There is a lot of overlap. Mania leads to impulsivity, increased thought process, and possibly increase in activity. Depression leads to pervasive negative thoughts and indecisiveness which interfere with attention and productivity. It may be difficult to sort out, but with BP d/o there are usually periods of "normal" mood and behavior whereas adhd is persistent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is depression or a mood disorder always means mental issues? If a parent lost a child and is depress and sad does it mean the parent has mental issues or could the parent have a mood disorder? If it is a mood disorder is it bad? I would say this is a trag
Prove To Who?: Mania is a cluster of symptoms that occur over seven days (or less if hospitalization or incarceration is required). You cannot prove that the mania was not drug induced but if a drug test and thyroid function is normal and there was no head trauma it is widely accepted to be a bipolar mania. ...Read more
Need more info: Personality disorder: enduring maladaptive patterns of behavior, cognition and inner experience, exhibited across many contexts and deviating markedly from those accepted by the individual's culture. These patterns develop early, are inflexible and are associated with significant distress or disability. Often multiple sources including heredity, childhood experience, etc. ...Read more
Unknown: If you do not provide any iformation with your question, no proper answer can be formed. Start over from scratch, the ?'s are not linked on the site. ...Read more
For your own: peace and comfort level, please see a mental health professional. He/she can help you address your insecurities (some of which we all have). You may need an eating disorder specialist for your food issues. peace and good health. ...Read more
Avoidant personality: Disorder. Please read about it here. Psychcentral.Com/disorders/avoidant-personality-disorder-symptoms you need a full psychiatric interview to get this assessed. Please see a psychiatrist. It often coexists with social anxiety disorder, depression, or other anxiety disorders. Hopes this helps and best wises. ...Read more
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