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Doctor insights on: Does A History Of Neurosarcoidosis Cause A Person To Develope Mental Illness

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Does a history of neurosarcoidosis cause a person to develope mental illness ?

Does a history of neurosarcoidosis cause a person to develope mental illness ?

Any illness that: Causes damage to the brain may involve what you would call "mental illness". And in some patients, just trying to deal with sarcoidosis can precipitate a major depressive episode. But the form of the "mental illness" would depend on where the brain is being damaged. ...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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Which mental illness could cause a person to kill a member of their own family?

Which mental illness could cause a person to kill a member of their own family?

Murder in mental dx.: While mental illness does not cause murder, the highest incidence of violence and murder is found in the population with paranoid schizophrenia and has paranoia and delusions that incorporates a family member. This is especially true if they are off their medications and using illicit drugs and or alcohol. If a brother believes his older brother is drugging him he might retaliate violently. ...Read more

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Can someone with a history of mental illness become a psychologist?

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

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Would it be possible that a person develop type 2 diabetes with no family history of the disorder?

Would it be possible that a person develop type 2 diabetes with no family history of the disorder?

Yes: Dietary and exercise habit have changed and a person who is overweight and does not exercise can develp type 2 diabetes, even if neither of the parents had the disease. ...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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Can a major illness trigger lupus to develop in a person?

Can a major illness trigger lupus to develop in a person?

Short answer is yes: It is a very complication question, but it has been proven that one of the environmental factors that link with lupus is infection whether is virus or bacteria. More commonly is with strong family history with lupus or other autoimmune conditions and put your genetic pool in a more vulnerable position. ...Read more

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How could a psychiatrist diagnose a person with mental disease by sniffing the patient?

How could a psychiatrist diagnose a person with mental disease by sniffing the patient?

"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

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Would having a long history of depression affect a persons ability to benefit a clinical psychology program?

Would having a long history of depression affect a persons ability to benefit a clinical psychology program?

My thoughts....: I am assuming that you are asking about becoming a clinical psychologist. Most people who get into the mental health profession have suffered in some way. We can draw on that experience to develop empathy & understanding. However, I do believe it is essential to have dealt with your demons ( or at least the big ones) before dealing with another's demons. It is not uncommon for psychiatric or >. ...Read more

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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

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Can a person be genetically predisposed to develop a disorder of glutamate metabolism later in life? How could you test for this?

Can a person be genetically predisposed to develop a disorder of glutamate metabolism later in life?  How could you test for this?

Complete evaluation: Many genetic conditions may not express themselves early. See a specialist, perhaps a neurologist, psychiatrist or endocrinologist who will review your history medications and diet. ...Read more

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At what point does a person's sexual identity become a mental illness in need of treatment?

Sexual: identity becomes an issue when you have difficulties being yourself before your friends or family. This becomes a major stressor. Hence conseling should be sort when you have to hide your sexual identity. ...Read more

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Might it be that a history of mental illness prevent a job in psychiatry?

It could... BUT...: Firstly, "mental illness" is ubiquitous! it's a very broad term! next, there's a huge stigma to overcome and tremendous ignorance, in general, about it. Having been through a psychological trauma; having managed yourself out of a chemical addiction or a clinical depression... Can give you rich insights, possibly allowing you to be a superior clinician! it all depends on what type? ...How severe? ...Read more

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Is paranoid schizophrenia once dignosed a life long mental illness or can a person completey recover from where no meds r needed?

Schizophrenia: This is not a diagnosis that can be "cured, " but it can be managed and go into remission. Some people may get to a point where meds and other therapy are not needed but this may only be for periods of time. Most stay on meds for life (even when symptoms are in remission) and many continue to receive other therapy during remission also. ...Read more

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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

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What kind of a life should a person with multiple congenital cardiac disorders live?

What kind of a life should a person with multiple congenital cardiac disorders live?

Depends: Whoa - that depends completely on the nature and severity of the disorders and how correctable they are as well as what other non-cardiac anomalies are associated - it's impossible to generalize! ...Read more

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Regarding heredity of mental illnesses: how likely it is for me to get a mental illness?

Regarding heredity of mental illnesses: how likely it is for me to get a mental illness?

Unsure: Some mental illness has hereditary roots but many other factors come in to play. With most of these disorders we are unsure what is the actual cause. The most important thing is to get early recognition and treatment. Talk it over with your health care provider. ...Read more