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Which kind of depression is thought of death?

Which kind of depression is thought of death?

ALWAYS MISERABLE: Several varieties of depression, some of genetic origin, some due to bipolar types, manic-depressive variations, situational reactions to tragedies, etc. Usually in my experience, when the depressed patient becomes restless and agitated, that seems when the risk of suicide becomes the most intense, and death does become a major threat. My psych colleagues can help immensely. ...Read more

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Can delusions of grandeur be a method of coping/ ocd?

Can delusions of grandeur be a method of coping/ ocd?

Delusions are a: Psychotic symptom. This is not a symptom of obsessive compulsive disorder but I am sure that this delusion does serve as a manner of coping. ...Read more

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Is OCD a type of psychosis?

Is OCD a type of psychosis?

No! It's bad anxiety: Ocd patient often say things like "i am crazy for washing my hands a thousand times a day." but this is not psychosis. This is a compulsive behavior due to anxious, obsessive thoughts. Ocd symptoms often make no sense to others. They can be excessive and irrational. But their origin is still anxiety. ...Read more

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What are some signs of depression when coping with the death of a parent?

What are some signs of depression when coping with the death of a parent?

Grief vs depression: Grief and extreme sadness are a normal reaction to the loss of a parent. Depression may also be triggered by this type of loss. I would recommend seeing a therapist to help work through the grief and determine if there is depression present independent of the grief. If there is difficulty functioning in daily life past a month it may be depression on top of the grief. Therapy helps both. ...Read more

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What type of mental disorder is similar in effect to sociopathy?

What type of mental disorder is similar in effect to sociopathy?

Severe narcissism: Malignant narcissism and some drug induced personality disorders ( cocaine, heroin, alcohol) come to mind. ...Read more

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What symptoms are different in schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder? Is one a disease of the brain, other disorder?

What symptoms are different in schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder? Is one a disease of the brain, other disorder?

Both brain disease: Both of these illnesses are "brain diseases, " and both have psychotic symptoms such as delusions, paranoia, hallucinations, thought disorder, etc. Schizoaffective patients also have mood dysregulation, but pure schizophrenics don't. Treatment for schizophrenia may be antipsychotics alone; schizoaffective people also need mood stabilizing agents. They may deal with mania & depression, + psychosis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a manic depression person?

What are the symptoms of a manic depression person?

Depends : The classic symptoms go from a deep depression to high highs where the person might spend money foolishly or lavishly, not sleep, talk loud and fast , and might be anxious or paranoid. Not all people have classic symptoms so it is important for a professional to diagnose the disorder ...Read more

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Is ptsd (post traumatic stress disorder) a type of behavioral disorder or anxiety disorder?

Is ptsd (post traumatic stress disorder) a type of behavioral disorder or anxiety disorder?

Great Question: Ptsd falls under the class of anxiety disorders. It is interesting that you asked if it is a behavioral disorder. I treat primarily complex ptsd. My combat ptsd patients have hyper-responsive fight or flight reactions. Irritability, high levels of anger & aggression can be very problematic. Ptsd is a destroyer of marriages & families. Road rage & violence when dissociated are major issues. ...Read more

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Might the hyperexcitability of brain in epilepsy be related to the hyperactivity of people with asperger's?

Might the hyperexcitability of brain in epilepsy be related to the hyperactivity of people with asperger's?

Not related: The hyper excitability of epilepsy is disorganized and usually diffuse. In aspberger's syndrome the excitability is organized into thought and perception. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of emotional abuse in children?

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What are some of the symptoms of emotional abuse in children?

Long list: Consequences of psychologic maltreatment (emotional abuse) may include: attachment problems, dependency, low self-esteem, negativity, anxiety, depression, aggression, impulse control problem, and so on. ...Read more

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In absence of memory of the original traumatic event, how would the ptsd person discover the initial event?

In absence of memory of the original traumatic event, how would the ptsd person discover the initial event?

EMDR: Sometimes certain therapy techniques over the years have been used. Jean-martin-charcot used hypnosis. S. Freud later on continued this work only to find it not very effective. However it did open the door for the birth of psychoanalysis. Today a technique called emdr [eye movement desensitization and reprocessing.] has gotten some notoriety. ...Read more

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Can a history of being on the bad end of child abuse cause an avoidant personality disorder?

Can a history of being on the bad end of child abuse cause an avoidant personality disorder?

Avoidant: Personality disorder is a pervasive lifelong pattern of feelings of inadequacy, sensitivity to rejection, etc.. It’s highly doubtful that APD or other personality disorders, would be a result of childhood trauma. Trauma can make one susceptible to mood and anxiety disorders, most commonly. Regardless, seeing a therapist and a psychiatrist is the best recommendation given your history. ...Read more

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What are the differences in the symptoms of panic disorder vs. Anxiety disorder?

What are the differences in the symptoms of panic disorder vs. Anxiety disorder?

Triggers: Anxiety has a range of symptoms from neverousness to immobilizaiton. Panic is always set of full blast and has some underlying determinant. ...Read more

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There are physical differences in the brain of a schizophrenic. Are physical differences also present w/ a phycopath? Or a narcissist?

There are physical differences in the brain of a schizophrenic. Are physical differences also present w/ a phycopath? Or a narcissist?

Nothing remarkable: The current state of the art in psychiatry involves research on brain structure and function, but unfortunately, we are not yet to the point of being able to make a definitive diagnosis based on differences in the brain. For that reason, psychiatric disorders are considered "functional" problems, as opposed to "organic" problems-for which differences can be measured in some ways. ...Read more

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Which kind of allergy cause depression anxiety?

Which kind of allergy cause depression anxiety?

Inflammation: Some research suggests inflammation as a possible cost for depression and anxiety.possibilities ranging from infections, such as the flu, to diets high in sugar and trans fats, to bullying and loneliness and legal hidden ingredient in most of our foods. My experience has been they are associated with high winds, pollen and ozone. ...Read more