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Can post traumatic stress disorder ptsd lead to suicide?

Can post traumatic stress disorder ptsd lead to suicide?

Yes.: A traumatic experience, by definition, temporarily overwhelms a person's ability to cope with it. Ptsd can be extremely distressing and long lasting if not treated properly. Suicide is an act of desperation to stop pain or distress that is unbearable when the person sees no other alternative. It is important to know there are effective ways to treat ptsd. ...Read more

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Dr. Carol Van der Harst
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Disabilities (Definition)

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Can I be declared to have a mental illness disability for borderline personality disorder in tennessee?

Can I  be declared to have a mental illness disability for borderline personality disorder in tennessee?

You should not: Borderline personality disorder is not a disability, but it can interfere with life functions. You should seek the care of a skilled psychiatrist for proper treatment to optimize your ability to work and function in life. ...Read more

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Might depression in a child lead to premature mental aging or dementia ?

Might depression in a child lead to premature mental aging or dementia ?

There is no proof of: There is no proof that it does and it is unlikely. ...Read more

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Is it possible for frustration stemming from avoidant personality disorder to lead to depression-like symptoms?

Is it possible for frustration stemming from avoidant personality disorder to lead to depression-like symptoms?

Frustration : Yes, feelings of frustration, whatever they stem from can lead to feelings of depression. Mindfulness based stress reduction can help ease frustrations and give perspective to any life situation. As awareness and perspective increase, suffering and frustration decreases. Try this book: slowing down to the speed of life by richard carlson. ...Read more

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Is it possible to acquire manic depression from ptsd?

Is it possible to acquire manic depression from ptsd?

Bipolar disorder: aka manic depression, in and of itself does not cause any other disorder. It is theoretically possible to have both of them together. Please see a mental health professional for diagnosis and support. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can untreated ptsd lead to schizophrenia ?

Can untreated ptsd lead to schizophrenia ?

Depends : On genetic and environmental predisposing factors. This could range from family history in the immediate family of schizophrenia to chronic exposure to marijuana or hard drugs. And then a highly stressful process can quicken schizophrenia onset- hence PTSD which is trauma based. A referral to a psychiatrist should help sort out treatment. Take care. ...Read more

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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 cause a 17 yr. To be in "perpetual dream state", severe memory and cognitive impairment, exacerbated bipolar, react different to meds, all overnite?

Bipolar disorder can: Have sudden shifts and comorbidities, but what you are describing sounds more like possibly a medication side effect. I don't know what you are taking, but if you are on Depakote you need an ammonia level, if you are on lithium you need a lithium level, if you are on an antipsychotic you need a. Blood sugar level, and if you are doing street drugs or drinking you must immediatelystop. I recommend you go to the er now and get checked out. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can't sleep due to severe anxiety about a social sitiuation I have to be in tomorrow-- (social anxiety). How to deal with this?

Can't sleep due to severe anxiety about a social sitiuation I have to be in tomorrow-- (social anxiety). How to deal with this?

Sleepless: Dear sleepless - encourage you to google progressive muscle relaxation and deep breathing exercises on line & do them. The more you practice, the better you will get at reducing anxiety with them. Additionally use excellent sleep hygiene. Etire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No >>>. ...Read more

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Can a hostile work environment and severe psychological abuse by your employer cause PTSD?

Can a hostile work environment and severe psychological abuse by your employer cause PTSD?

Stress reaction: PTSD is a formal psychiatric diagnosis for a syndrome of that occur in veterans after military service or other people subjected to prolonged and inescapable severe stress. Hostile work environments can be extremelyunpleasant, but they are more likely to cause an acute (short-term) stress reaction that will eventually resolve. Importanly, you can leave the work environment to lower the stress. ...Read more

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Childhood emotional abuse trauma+susceptibility to addiction, what to do?

Childhood emotional abuse trauma+susceptibility to addiction, what to do?

Find a therapist: And work on all the emotional abuse you were exposed to. Make sure trauma is an area they specialize in. Ask about emdr since it can help sipped up the process, but be ready to work in therapy for a considerable amount of time. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get disability for Social Anxiety Disorder?

Is it possible to get disability for Social Anxiety Disorder?

Yes : If it is severe enough and your mental residual functional capacity test shows that you are unable to function normal tasks secondary to it like going to the grocery store or a doctor’s office on your own ...Read more

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Can anxiety disorder lead to learning difficulties?

Maybe: Anxiety can exacerbate problems with learning because it can interfere with attention and concentration. People can become anxious about anything, including being in a classroom or responding to a teacher, so an anxiety disorder can make those experiences harder to bear. Anxiety probably does not cause a learning disability, though learning disabilities can contribute to anxiety. ...Read more

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Can severe postpartum depression lead to mental health issues for the children?

Can severe postpartum depression lead to mental health issues for the children?

Maybe indirectly: A mother who is severely depressed may not bond with her newborn, may socially isolate, be irritable or physically agressive or simply lack the motivation or energy to take care of her child or children. It can sometimes be quite devastating. That is one reason that it is so imporant to get professional help - to avoid a negative impact on the children. But also, no woman wants to suffer. ...Read more

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No speech due to depression and anxiety?

No speech due to depression and anxiety?

Complicated : What other symptoms? Is the person, taking in fluids? Severe depression can cause slowed thoughts and decreased speech. However, if the person is becoming catatonic in other words totally dysfunctional this can be very serious. The situation needs evaluated asap. Severe depression if not responding to outpatient care my require hospitalization. Ect is effective and safe despite hollywood bias. ...Read more

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Can ptsd lead to symptoms of psychosis?

Can ptsd lead to symptoms of psychosis?

Sort of: Those with ptsd can have a variety of symptoms, e.g., flashbacks of the trauma, hyperalertness, or overreaction to casual statements that can look quite like psychosis. Usually, though these are transient and related directly to the trauma. Effective treatment of the ptsd typically makes the symptoms go away. ...Read more

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Is depression a disability that can be disclosed at work?

Is depression a disability that can be disclosed at work?

Contextual: It truly depends on the line of work. Some professions require one to disclose their mental health history for job safety concerns. If you are wanting to take sick days for the condition, you may be required to disclose the reason - please refer to your employee handbook. ...Read more