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Who can diagnose a mental disorder?

Who can diagnose a mental disorder?

Mental Illness: It helps to figure out the type of the mental do & how to treat it. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Tripp
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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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What do I do if possible symptoms of a mental disorder?

What do I do if possible symptoms of a mental disorder?

See a psychiatrist: Psychiatrists are the physicians who specialize in helping people with mental disorders. You could consult one for an evaluation, and s/he would provide diagnostic findings and treatment recommendations. If you've not had a good overall health examination recently, you may also want to see your family physician for that. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what are symptoms of a mental disorder?

Many: Mental disorders are many. They ccover a whole medical specialty and several sub specialities. .the severity and the impact on daily functioning varies.be more specific and we will try to answer more specifically ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a mental disorder of some sort?

See a psychiatrist: You have to go to see a psychiatrist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What happens if you are diagnosed with a mental disorder?

You should: you should see a psychiatrist and talk about what treatment options are and what your progression may be. can also talk about what to expect. ...Read more

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What type of mental disorder would cause a person to stop showering?

Several: Examples to name just a few..Severe depression, schizophrenia, psychosis, severe bipolar disorder. Essentially, one who has stopped caring for their personal hygiene should seek professional help and get properly diagnosed and treated by a psychiatrist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do I have a mental disorder or a colorful personality if joking all the time?

Do I have a mental disorder or a colorful personality if joking all the time?

The Joker: I'm not sure about this, as there's a lot you're not saying here. Joking can be engaging and fun, and people enjoy laughing. But if the person is never, ever able to have a serious conversation, the joking may be serving a more defensive purpose. There's a big difference between being light-hearted, and feeling compelled to crack jokes constantly even when serious or sad things are going on. ...Read more

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Can there be a mental disorder where the afflicted believes they're younger than they actually are?

Can there be a mental disorder where the afflicted believes they're younger than they actually are?

Maybe: People with multiple personality disorder (mpd) have distinct personalities that "take over, " depending on the situation they are facing. Some of those personalities can be quite young, and the person when in that state certainly will act young and may believe her or she is whatever age that personality is. ...Read more

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Just wondering if you get dumped and you loved that person, could getting dumped cause you to get a mental disorder?

It is hurtful: When a person is rejected by someone that they care about it can be very painful. This can cause depression which at times can be serious. It also can exacerbate any underlying mental disorder. People get over these things but sometimes they need professional help. ...Read more

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What causes mental disorders?

Many factors: Unfortunately, we don't know exactly what causes any particular mental disorder, maybe with the exception of PTSD. Some are genetically based, but they may not show up in all members of a family. Equally frrequent are environmentally based causes such as chronic neglect or abuse, but these also don't always develop in everyone exposed. It is an ongoing and longstanding question. ...Read more

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Mental disorders are diseases?

Yes: Mental disorders are diseases, not a moral failing. If you have any issues, please consult your doctor as effective treatment may be available for the disorder. ...Read more

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What are some mental disorders?

What are some mental disorders?

There are the usual: psychological responses to life such as transitory moderate depression or anxiety. Then there are major mental illnesses such as major depression, schizophrenia, etc. The website of the American Psychological Association will tell you more in a practical way. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How are mental disorders diagnosed?

How are mental disorders diagnosed?

Mostly by history.: There are no reliable biological tests for diagnosing any psychiatric disorder, nor do psychological tests suffice to make or rule out a diagnosis. Clinicians use a combination of personal and family history plus current signs and symptoms to determine if someone has such a diagnosis. The "rules" are in the diagnostic and statistical manual, which is about to change to the 5th edition in 5/13. ...Read more

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Spiritual causes of mental disorder?

Spiritual causes of mental disorder?

What do you mean?: What do you mean by "spiritual?" this is not a term that is often used by mental health or medical practitioners when discussing the various causes of mental disorders. Usually we speak of "biopsychosocial" causes. But, to explain mental disorders we consider all aspects of a person, including one's religious or spiritual beliefs. Certainly, what one believes affects one's mental health. ...Read more

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How can mental disorders affect you?

Mental disorders: impact on all aspects of a person's life, work, family, friendships. Getting help can reduce the negative impact of mental illness on a person & their families. ...Read more

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Can mental disorders lead to violence?

Multiple problems: The majority of mentally ill people are not violent. However, there are some combinations of risk factors that can make a mentally ill person more prone to violence: not taking medication as prescribed plus substance abuse plus anger management problems plus a major stressor that threatens the ego or self image plus a personality disorder and/or attachment problems from childhood. ...Read more

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