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Are drug-alcohol addictions a diagnosed mental illness? Is it a way of life that may involve disorders?

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 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 a criminal who suffers from a mental illness or personality disorder really at fault for the crime(s) they commit?

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

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Could people with mental illness fight their condition/s?

Could people with mental illness fight their condition/s?

"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

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Determine if I have a mental illness ?

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

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What to do if I have a mental illness?

Seek treatment: Seek treatment from a medical professional. There are a wide range of mental illness and seeing your pcp or local psychiatrist would be the first step towards recovery. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a mental illness?

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

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What are common signs of mental illness?

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

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What mental illness fits these symptoms?

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Mental illness: You forgot to mention the symptoms.

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Can lameness be equated to mental illness?

Can lameness be equated to mental illness?

No: I'm not sure how you're using the word "lameness, " but i understand this to mean inability to walk. This is not correlated with mental illness at all. ...Read more

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What are several factors for mental illness?

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

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Is it possible that I have a mental illness?

Not enough info.: I don't know. Why do you think so? You should see your doctor to discuss any and all issues that you experience which lead you to think that you could have a mental illness. ...Read more

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What are the signs of serious mental illness?

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

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How to figure out if I have a mental illness?

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

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How to determine that you have a mental illness?

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

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What is considered as a "serious" mental illness?

Serious mental illne: Serious mental illness is when the patient has significant distress, not being able to care for themselves and are danger to themselves or others. ...Read more

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Is there a mental illness that causes someone to be really creative?

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 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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Could itching be a mental illness?

Could itching be a mental illness?

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 more

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