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Can A Child Be Diagnosed With A Mental Illness Or Personality Disorder
According to the dsm IV tr, a personality disorder is: an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations of the individual's culture, is pervasive and inflexible, has an onset in adolescence or early adulthood, is stable over time, and leads ...Read more
Can a person without mental illness have a successful relationship with a someone that has a mental illness such as schizoaffective disorder?
Possibly: It depends on how well the person with the mental illness manages that illness, and how patient the other person is. During exacerbations of schizoaffective illness, thought process can be very disturbed and interfere with trust and communication. Both would need outside support during such times, and ongoing trustworthy relationship with the psychiatrist treating the person. ...Read more
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
Yes: Especially w/ the availability of consult/supervision by the PhD. Each locale licenses differently and if you wish, you can ask about it. They should not be defensive. They should be glad you're careful. That you work well together is the big issue! EdD's have a lot of training and if he's got the right experience, that's fine! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a person with a severe mental disorder raises a child, can that child develop that specific disorde, toor?
Possibly but...: It depends on the mental disorder and how it effects the caregiver and the child. Also, the genetic heritability of many mental disorders predispose the child, often to a greater degree than the environment. Still, if for instance, a parent has severe depression, and they are motivated to be compliant with treatment, see a therpaist, take meds if indicated, etc., then they can still be effective. ...Read more
Can I be declared to have a mental illness disability for borderline personality disorder in tennessee?
Yes, often does: Mood disorder has to do with symptoms you experience while personality disorder has to do with a pattern of difficulty with relationships. A chronic mood disorder that begins early in life can lead to a personality disorder. Meds might help the mood but psychotherapy is needed to address the interpersonal problems. ...Read more
It's possible: The criteria for mental illness disability is set by the state. Generally any disability must be severe enough to impair various life functions (work, school, relationships). Borderline personality disorder, when left untreated, can be quite debilitating to ones life functioning. One has to go through disability evaluation process. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, if medication: is keeping your moods balanced you could be a school teacher. People with bipolar can work and live productive lives, although at times it can be challenging. Stay in psychotherapy and keep meeting with a psychiatrist to monitor your medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"smell" can be Dx!: I can smell tobacco on a smoker the minute they walk in the door! ...And alcohol! bingo! you've got the diagnosis of a chemical addiction... Which is a mental illness! sometimes it's a medical condition presenting as a mental illness, such as a mood disorder... Like when a diabetic, has a fruity odor, from ketoacidosis, but doesn't realize what's wrong. Smell is an important observation for any dr. ...Read more
It shouldn't: Under the americans with disabilities act, employers cannot ask about a person's disability, and people are under no obligation to disclose that they have a disability, physical or mental. ...Read more
Do mental illnesses run in families? For instance if a parent have a mental illness is it more likely for a child to develop an mental illness?
Yes, in fact it is: Major depressive disorder is a mental illness according to many mental health professionals. ...Read more
Sometimes: Think of the infant who has a very depressed mother and the infant doesn't thrive. It is possible. ...Read more
Sadomasochism: While dsm-iv considers sadomasochism to be a specific paraphilia that might be considered a mental disorder, there are many sexual experts who would disagree and argue that when two individuals engage in such activities in what is often referred to as a "safe, sane and consensual" manner then there is nothing necessarily wrong with it. ...Read more
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