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Alcohol And Mental Illness
Are drug-alcohol addictions a diagnosed mental illness? Is it a way of life that may involve disorders?
Addiction+ diagnosis: Addiction to substances of all kinds are listed in a section of the diagnostic & statistical manual (dsm). However, addictions to alcohol and other drugs are actually a metabolic disorder wherein the brain does not process alcohol or other mood altering substances in a normal way. ...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
"Pop" misconception: One of the cruelest things that you can do is tell someone with real mental illness to "snap out of it." things that are easy for most of us are very difficult for people who have brain anatomy or chemistry disturbances or whose life experience has forced them to learn behaviors and attitudes unlike yours. You have little insight when you dream; don't expect others to self-cure. Urge compliance. ...Read more
Please clarify: If you are wanting to know whether you have a mental illness, it is first recommended that you go to your doctor to explore what specific symptoms you are experiencing. Your doctor then can decide how to proceed with regards to examination and further testing. Depending on findings, a referral to a mental health professional for treatment may be warranted. Hope this is helpful. All the best. ...Read more
Look Beh, feelings, : Mental health conditions are judged not to be due to a physical disorder and are diagnosed and treated based on signs and symptoms, as well as on how much the condition affects your daily life. Behavior and feelings mental health conditions and are diagnosed and treated based on signs and symptoms. Mental health conditions are judged not to be due to a physical disorder and are diagnosed and tre. ...Read more
Symptoms: Usually if an emotional or behavioral issue causes significant distress or affects personal, social, work lilfe, it can be a symptom of mental illness provided medical and other causes are ruled out. ...Read more
Many factors: There are positive protective factors which will ameliorate or blunt symptoms, like supportive social supports like family and friends, exercising, sleeping 7-8 a night, and keeping a regular schedule. Negative factors include a family history of mental illness, substance abuse, history of physical, verbal, and/or sexual abuse. It helps to discuss with a psychiatrist. ...Read more
Impairment: There are so many types of psychiatric disorders, it's hard to offer a single set of descriptors of what's "serious." they have in common behaviors, thoughts, & feelings that recurrently interfere with your ability to go about your life. The more they interfere, the more serious they are, whether fears, depression, mania, psychosis, ocd, adhd, anxiety. You don't need to go it alone; seek help. ...Read more
See Pscyh.get answer: A mental illness is a disease that causes mild to severe disturbances in thought and/or behavior, resulting in an inability to cope with life’s ordinary demands & routines. There are more than 200 classified forms of mental illness. Common disorders: depression, bipolar disorder, dementia, schizophrenia & anxiety disorders. Symptoms may include changes in mood, or personality. Go see a psych.. ...Read more
Excellent question!: Sometimes it can be difficult to distinguish typical or "normal" psychological reactions to situations in life... From "mental illness". But, emotional or behavioral disturbance that impairs your performance or results in your feeling badly, for a prolonged period of time, and has not responded to your efforts to correct it, should be evaluated by a well-trained professional that can help you ...Read more
Creativity & Illness: Mental illness doesn't cause creativity (we make a diagnosis when there is worsening of functioning and creativity is a positive attribute). However, some conditions such as a manic state in bipolar disorder may enhance creativity. In addition to creativity, someone in a manic state may need no sleep, may become more productive but may also become angry easily. Consult a physician for a diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptom of stress/an: Itching in the body has many causes like reaction to drugs,dry skin,skin conditions,insect/bed bugs bites,infections like scabies,Dermatitis hepetcformis and others. In some individuals they break out with hives and itching without any medical reason and just due to anxiety or stress Sress does cause a chemical responce in your body and make you break out and itch It is symptom of anxiety/stress ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer