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Family History (Definition)

A family history consists of information about disorders suffered by the relatives of a patient. The history can help the patient identify diseases that he or she may be susceptible to, and help the patient to ...Read more


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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?

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 more

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Who can diagnose a mental disorder?

Mental Illness: It helps to figure out the type of the mental do & how to treat it. ...Read more

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What do I do if possible symptoms of a mental disorder?

What do I do if possible symptoms of a mental disorder?

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

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Can you tell me what are symptoms of a mental disorder?

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

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How do I know if I have a mental disorder of some sort?

See a psychiatrist: You have to go to see a psychiatrist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What happens if you are diagnosed with a mental disorder?

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

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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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Do I have a mental disorder or a colorful personality if joking all the time?

Do I have a mental disorder or a colorful personality if joking all the time?

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

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Can there be a mental disorder where the afflicted believes they're younger than they actually are?

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 more

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Just wondering if you get dumped and you loved that person, could getting dumped cause you to get a mental disorder?

It is hurtful: When a person is rejected by someone that they care about it can be very painful. This can cause depression which at times can be serious. It also can exacerbate any underlying mental disorder. People get over these things but sometimes they need professional help. ...Read more

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Can mental disorders lead to violence?

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 more

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Could you explain what is an organic mental disorder?

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

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Constant moods and anxiety, any sign of a mental disorder?

Constant moods and anxiety, any sign of a mental disorder?

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 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