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Can Blindness Be A Result Of Mental Illness
Vision impairment and blindness are conditions in which a person cannot see well or see at all, even with glasses or contact lenses. If a person's best vision (with correction) out of either eye is only 20/70 - 20/200, he is impaired. If he can see no better than 20/200 or his visual field is no more than 20 degrees (severe "tunnel" vision), ...Read more
Tough question: It could be a combination of both the underlying mental condition and possible hormonal involvement. Have a childhood behavioral specialist examine him and help you out. Best wishes. ...Read more
MI No; Dementia, Yes: Since diabetes mellitus (elevated glucose) diffusely degrades a huge number of complex body functions, including greatly accelerating atherosclerosis, it degrades brain function in many subtle ways, over time in far more blatant ways (e.g. Stroke), thus increases dementia. Mental illness: thoughts, ideas, behaviors which are destructive to self and others, a different issue, remains more complex. ...Read more
If mental illness is a result of trauma, loss, etc, does this mean we should just get over it or is it just as important as pyschosis, schizophrenia ?
All Just Labels, Not: A reasonable view of the complexities of living. Life involves all kinds of issues ; the most common short-term human strategy for dealing with issues seen as unpleasant is either avoidance or denial. Yet these are not solutions; consequences of avoidance/denial keep recurring, powerfully reflecting continuing issue(s). We are designed to remember, not forget, from before birth on. So confront the. ...Read more
Could un treated brain trauma as a result of hard beat on my head can cause a mental illness like shezsofrenia or depression ?
Brain traumas: require either a neurological exam or imaging, or both to be sure of the extent of damage, if any. Severe brain trauma causes lots of problems, most often some form of dementia (loss of cognitive functions--memory, calculation ability, etc.) It normally doesn't cause schizophrenia, but depression is common, especially if there is loss of mental function. Go to a neurologist, to start. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Be more specific...: "mental illness" is a very vague label. It can be as minor as having a phobia of fish to severe psychosis (a disconnect from reality). None of us are totally "normal". The question is do your symptoms significantly interfere with your life? Please be more specific. If unsure, consult a mental health professional. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Genetics & Experienc: A person can be born with a propensity to have various types of mental illness. Life experiences can bring about various symptoms of mental illness. Sometimes there is a combination of both situations. When you are worried about this question, it is probably a good idea to talk with a mental health professional ...Read more
No: It would be considered a fetish. Not a disorder. Sexual disorders may be associated like sexual addiction, especially where the sexual behavior affects performance and functioning in other areas outside of relationships. But there are practicioners of bdsm that engage in those behaviors safely and compartmentalize the sexual behaviors to the appropriate setting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Evaluation needed: And number of symptoms may indicate a mental illness, but can also be symptoms of a physical illness such as diabetes. Problems with emotions, focus, sleep, impulsivity, eating habits, anxiety, depression, relationships, or not being in touch with reality can be indicators of a medical or mental illness or stress. Evaluations by a psychologist or md should give you clear answers. ...Read more
Please repost: Sorry, but your post isn't even a complete sentence. There really isn't any question that can be answered. What ABOUT "the unique needs of people with mental illness"? Please clarify, bearing in mind that many of those needs are social, not medical, issues, & that we're doctors, not political scientists; so if those are the "needs" you refer to, this may not be an appropriate venue. ...Read more
Mental illness risk: In ones predisposed, not everyone.Get a more detailed answer ›
NAMI: Nami is the national alliance for mental illness, a nonprofit organization that has local chapters, and a lot of useful facts and information in their website about mental illness, and treatment. They are an advocacy group to break down stigma of mental illness. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, factitious disorders.Get a more detailed answer ›
"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
NIMH.gov: Go to the NIMH.gov. National Institute of Mental Health) If u r concerned about mental illness for yourself or someone you care about,, you should see a mental health professional now. Mental health problems can be very serious but usually are quite treatable. They also are very person specific. It is hard to generalize so it is best to see a psychiatrist or another mental health profession ...Read more
Vague: The term mental illness is a very general term with many, many conditions falling under it. If you could be more specific about which mental health condition you are interested in - should be able to supply you with better response. ...Read more
Loss of vision reflects the inability to perceive images. Such a phenotype can be due to occlusive or barriers to light (e.g. cataracts) through retinal alterations (e.g. wet macular degeneration) to optic nerve lesions (e.g. from a pituitary adenoma) to central nervous system ...Read more
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