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Family History Mental Disorders
Can child have ADHD when there is absolutely NO family history of ANY mental disorders or disabilities? is it possible, but unlikely?
I smoked marijuana ONCE in my entire life. I'm 19 now. Will I have brain damage or develop schizophrenia/other mental disorders?? No family history.
I have a history of cutting but quit long ago. Will my doctor think I have a mental disorder if i tell her i still have suicidal thoughts?
Cutting or Suicidal: Self injurious attitudes and behaviors are a complex process and need to be understood and explained by your doctor.Suicidal ideations, thoughts would clear up with good treatment don't be afraid be open with your doctor she will understand and help you deal with these issues.Avoiding or staying in denial will not help the situation.Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same meaning.: They are interchangable terms.Get a more detailed answer ›
See a psychiatrist: Psychiatrists are the physicians who specialize in helping people with mental disorders. You could consult one for an evaluation, and s/he would provide diagnostic findings and treatment recommendations. If you've not had a good overall health examination recently, you may also want to see your family physician for that. ...Read more
Many: Mental disorders are many. They ccover a whole medical specialty and several sub specialities. .the severity and the impact on daily functioning varies.be more specific and we will try to answer more specifically ...Read more
See a psychiatrist: You have to go to see a psychiatrist for evaluation. ...Read more
You should: you should see a psychiatrist and talk about what treatment options are and what your progression may be. can also talk about what to expect. ...Read more
The Joker: I'm not sure about this, as there's a lot you're not saying here. Joking can be engaging and fun, and people enjoy laughing. But if the person is never, ever able to have a serious conversation, the joking may be serving a more defensive purpose. There's a big difference between being light-hearted, and feeling compelled to crack jokes constantly even when serious or sad things are going on. ...Read more
A psychotic: disorder could cause this. Take care.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can there be a mental disorder where the afflicted believes they're younger than they actually are?
Maybe: People with multiple personality disorder (mpd) have distinct personalities that "take over, " depending on the situation they are facing. Some of those personalities can be quite young, and the person when in that state certainly will act young and may believe her or she is whatever age that personality is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just wondering if you get dumped and you loved that person, could getting dumped cause you to get a mental disorder?
Multiple problems: The majority of mentally ill people are not violent. However, there are some combinations of risk factors that can make a mentally ill person more prone to violence: not taking medication as prescribed plus substance abuse plus anger management problems plus a major stressor that threatens the ego or self image plus a personality disorder and/or attachment problems from childhood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Organic: Organic mental disorder is an older way of describing problems that are believed to be more fundamentally biological and brain-based mental disorders. For example, a patient who suffered a traumatic brain injury or is having agitation as part of a dementing disorder in which there are visible brain changes might be called organic, as opposed to anxiety related to a situation stressor. ...Read more
All depends: All of us are moody and irritable at times. If moodiness persists and isn't clearly connected to things happening in your life, then it could be a sign of something worth looking into, especially if other symptoms such as tiredness, decreased motivation, poor sleep, or thoughts of self-harm are present. May be physical, may be psychological; whatever the reason don't hesitate to seek help.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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