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

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Dr. Susan Uhrich Dr. Uhrich
Psychiatry
32 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Adam Tripp
203 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Ralph Wolf Dr. Wolf
Psychiatry
35 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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

Dr. Michael Amster Dr. Amster
Pediatrics
years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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Can singulair (montelukast) cause mental illness in children? I have a strong history of mental illness in family and am scared it will trigger something in my son

Usually no: We used to think singulair (montelukast) was a "magic bullet", having no side effects or issues. However, we've found that there can be subtle personality changes and sleep disturbance, with thought issues and nightmares. However, these effects are very subtle, and are not linked with any clear mental illness. ...Read more

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Dr. Alexandra Casalino Dr. Casalino
Clinical Psychology
6 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Can mental illness's such as bi-polar disorder, ADHD and borderline personality disorder cause a person to burnout faster than others?

Can mental illness's such as bi-polar disorder, ADHD and borderline personality disorder cause a person to burnout faster than others?

If untreated...: All mental health problems can cause a person to "burn out" faster if gone untreated, especially those you listed. The above mental health problems have symptoms realted to hyperactivity and mood libility, which cause other problems such as fatigue etc (aka, burn out). I suggest one seeks proper mental health treatment for any and all mental health problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Catherine Shaw Dr. Shaw
Clinical Psychology
32 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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Random brain pain associated with bad memory/event. Low self esteem. History of mental illness on mother's side. Causes?

Random brain pain associated with bad memory/event. Low self esteem. History of mental illness on mother's side. Causes?

Please clarify: I can't really help you unless you want to be more specific re bad memory/event? Also doubtful that brain pain is associated with the above. Was the event physically painful? I'd like to help. You can write back. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Could a mental illness cause us to say certain things?

That might occur in : A few situations. One would be complying with command hallucinations. Another reason might be tourette syndrome which is a neuropsychiatric disorder. If a person has problems with impulsivity or judgment - it might not cause them to say certain things but they might say things they would later regret. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Blumenfield Dr. Blumenfield
Psychiatry
53 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Which limitations does a mental illness cause on your life?

WIde Range: Thee is a wide range of possibilities how mental illness can impact on a person's life. There may little or no effect or it can be completely incapacitating . This is why it is so important to discuss this with a mental health professional and follow a treatment plan which may involve therapy, medication or both . Sometimes it will be necessary to be in the hospital for usually a brief period. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Reidbord Dr. Reidbord
Psychiatry
32 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Please explain what do you think causes the stigma attached to mental illness?

Good question!: It may have started when abnormal behavior was thought due to demonic possession . The sufferer was "evil." it also may stem from the falsehood that mental illness is a choice, i.e., to avoid responsibility or be lazy. Most important, i think, is fear due to its mystery — the fear that none of us are that far from insanity, so we defensively stigmatize the mentally ill to feel safe ourselves. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Tripp Dr. Tripp
Psychiatry
11 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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Dr. Mark Fisher Dr. Fisher
Neurology
30 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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Can strokes cause mental illness regardless of age?

Mental illness?: What do you mean by "mental illness"? Schizophrenia? Bipolar disorder? Please define your terms. Strokes cause COGNITIVE deficits which vary depending on affected hemisphere. They can cause personality changes but this is rare. They can cause psychosis but this is ALWAYS transient (hours or days). They can definitely cause mood changes (depression or euphoria) but that's not really "illness." ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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What can cause visual hallucinations with no mental illness?

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What can cause visual hallucinations with no mental illness?

Visual Hallucination: Can be seen more in organic disorders such as brain lesion, epilepsy, migraines, psychedelic drug use, alcoholism, dementia & lesions in the visual fields. ...Read more

Dr. Glen Elliott Dr. Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
39 years in practice
Stanford University School of Medicine
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Can polycythemia in a child cause mental illness in the future?

Can polycythemia in a child cause mental illness in the future?

Possible but rare: Polycythemia, which mostly is an increase in red blood cells but can affect other blood cell lines as well, has multiple complications, mostly physical. There are rare reports almost always in adults of acute onset of psychiatric disorders such as psychosis or depression. This could be secondary to strokes, which can occur because the blood is "too thick.". ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What childhood experiences cause high anxiety and mental illness later?

Perhaps: A childhood marked by dysfunction can raise levels of anxiety. Abuse/ neglect may increase the risk for developing certain mental illnesses. Symptoms need to be assessed in context. ...Read more

Dr. William Holmes Dr. Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
30 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Can anaesthetics and accompanying conventional drugs cause mental illness?

Can anaesthetics and accompanying conventional drugs cause mental illness?

No, But: As has already been answered, anesthetics do not cause mental illness. However, some people have negative reactions to anesthetics which can include delirium and disorientation. These difficulties will sometime persist for several days following the use of anesthesia. ...Read more

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc Dr. Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
State Medical University N Testemitanu of Republic of Moldova
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Dr. Michelle King Dr. King
Psychiatry
22 years in practice
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
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Is it possible to prove that a mental illness/disorder was caused by been sex abused as a child?

Is it possible to prove that a mental illness/disorder was caused by been sex abused as a child?

To some degree, it: depends upon the diagnosis, age(s) when the abuse occurred, what is meant by the term “prove.”, etc. As an Ex: a pt w/ PTSD wishes to verify that their trauma at age 10 caused their PTSD for their personal healing. The journey would be quite different than if the pt asked a legal question. More info would be helpful to assist you-perhaps, speaking with your psychiatrist and therapist re: this? ...Read more

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky Dr. Belilovsky
Pediatrics
31 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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What to do for you to prove that a mental illness/disorder was caused by been sex abused as a child?

"Prove" may be...: ...Too strong a word; but in an individual with documented sexual abuse history, and an existing mental illness, "contributed to development of a mental disorder" may be correct. False memories do occur sometimes, and may themselves be a result of a disorder. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11936143. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Korona Dr. Korona
Radiology - Interventional
29 years in practice
University of Virginia School of Medicine
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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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What causes mental illness?

What causes mental illness?

Etiology: Easiest way is to think of causes as Biopsychosocial. The biological is genetics. The psychological is self concept such as self-esteem. The social is environment such as stress or traumas. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Reynolds Dr. Reynolds
Psychiatry
29 years in practice
The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
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What is the cause of mental illness in general?

What is the cause of mental illness in general?

Brain dysfunction: As with most conditions, multiple genes interact resulting in some degree of vulnerability or resistance, interacting with environmental stress which can have different effects based upon when in life or how many/often they occur. ...Read more