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What causes teenage eating disorder in girls?

What causes teenage eating disorder in girls?

Family disease: Adolescents model their behavior, either in identification or rebellion against their families. Disordered eating may occur in families with eating disorders or other addictions. ...Read more

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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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Is there a correlation between frequent masturbation and GAD (Generalized Anxiety Dissorder) for teenage males?

Is there a correlation between frequent masturbation and GAD (Generalized Anxiety Dissorder) for teenage males?

Not necessarily: However, anxiety levels could be heightened in someone who feels uncomfortable with the idea of masturbating but who still engages in the behavior (ego-dystonic). Masturbation could be performed compulsively in some people). Masturbation could be used as a way to alleviate anxiety/ stress in others. ...Read more

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Bipolar disorder in an 11 year old? Symptoms and concerns?

Bipolar disorder in an 11 year old? Symptoms and concerns?

Seems awfully young: See a professional. While anything is possible, it seems young to be developing this disorder. If you are concerned that the person is having severe depression with episodes of mania, then seek medical help from a pediatrician or psychiatrist. This should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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What kind of struggles in life has adolescents and young adults with severe cases of panic disorder?

What kind of struggles in life has adolescents and young adults with severe cases of panic disorder?

PANIC DISORDERS: They are always on the look out for anything to happen.Causes of panic attack are sometimes minor for them to react. ...Read more

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What causes OCD in teens?

What causes OCD in teens?

OCD cause: Speculation is that it is a combination of genetic vulnerability and interaction with environment. In young people strep infections might lead to OCD symptoms, but antibiotic treatment has not been effective. ...Read more

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Delusions of grandeur linked to mental disorder in my boss?

Delusions of grandeur linked to mental disorder in my boss?

Hard to comment: I am not sure what you're asking. If you wonder whether delusions of grandeur can be linked to a mental disorder, the answer is yes. If you wonder whether your boss specifically is having these, only s/he and his/her psychiatrist know for sure. ...Read more

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Could a teen develop bipolar disorder?

Could a teen develop bipolar disorder?

Yes: Yes, and recent evidence suggest that, in fact, teenage years might be the most common time of onset of bipolar disorder. ...Read more

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What age is oppositional defiant disorder diagnosed in children?

What age is oppositional defiant disorder diagnosed in children?

Almost any age: Odd is typically more common among teenagers but can be diagnosed in school aged children. There is no age criteria for the diagnosis but diagnosing a toddler with odd would likely be inappropriate. Once a child understands what adults are looking for and intentionally engages in behavior that defies authority figures (this goes beyond parental defiance) then the child might be odd. ...Read more

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Do symptoms of bipolar disorder commonly show during childhood?

Yes, but different: Children don't usually get the same cycle symptoms that adults get. For instance, manic episodes in childhood are not always the sleepless, risk taking, grandiose life of the adult person in a manic phase. They are usually irritable and aggressive instead. Also, moods can cycle very rapidly from one end to another, even within minutes. To complicate things further, adolescents are all of the above. ...Read more

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Is bipolar disorder in children possible? Most of what I've read says bipolar disorder develops in adults.

Is bipolar disorder in children possible? Most of what I've read says bipolar disorder develops in adults.

Bipolar disorder in children is possible: It's most often diagnosed in older children and teenagers, but bipolar disorder can occur in children of any age. As in adults, bipolar disorder in children can cause mood swings from the highs of hyperactivity or euphoria (mania) to the lows of serious depression. Emotional upheaval and unruly behaviors are a normal part of childhood and the teen years, and in most cases they aren't a sign of a mental health problem that requires treatment. All kids have rough periods — it's normal to feel down, irritable, angry, hyperactive or rebellious at times. However, if your child's symptoms are severe, ongoing or causing significant problems, it may be more than just a phase. Here are some signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder in children: Severe mood swings that are different from their usual mood swings, Hyperactive, impulsive, aggressive or socially inappropriate behavior, Risky and reckless behaviors that are out of character, such as having frequent casual sex with many different partners (sexual promiscuity), alcohol or drug abuse, or wild spending sprees, Insomnia or significantly decreased need for sleep, Depressed or irritable mood most of the day, nearly every day during a depressive episode, Grandiose and inflated view of own capabilities, Suicidal thoughts or behaviors in older children and teens. Children with bipolar disorder experience symptoms in distinct episodes. Between these episodes, children return to their usual behavior and mood. Keep in mind, a number of other childhood disorders cause bipolar-like symptoms, including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, anxiety disorders and major depression. Diagnosis can be challenging because these and other mental health conditions often occur along with bipolar disorder. If your child has serious mood swings, depression or behavior problems, consult a mental health provider who specializes in working with children and teens. Mood and behavior issues caused by bipolar disorder or other mental health conditions can lead to major difficulties. Early treatment can help prevent serious consequences and decrease the impact of mental health problems on your child as he or she gets older. . ...Read more

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Do a lot of children with oppositional defiant disorder go on to develop anti-social personality disorder?

Do a lot of children with oppositional defiant disorder go on to develop anti-social personality disorder?

About 1 in 16: 25% of children who have oppositional defiant disorder develop conduct disorder, and 25 to 40% of those children go on to develop antisocial personality disorder. According to loeber, r, et al (1985) journal of abnormal child psychology, 21, 377-410 and zocccolillo, m., et al (1992) psychological medicine, 22, 971-986. ...Read more

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Can I have obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder and generalized anxiety disorder?

Can I have obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder and generalized anxiety disorder?

Theoretically yes,: but unlikely. The symptom most likely, most common to these four is anxiety, so start there. Go to a clinician and answer a lot of questions about your history and symptoms. This will fine-tune your understanding of what's going on. Treatment follows from that... ...Read more

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Is depression common in children and teens?

Is depression common in children and teens?

Yes: http://www.childstats.gov/americaschildren/health4.asp http://www.Nimh.Nih.Gov/statistics/1mdd_child.Shtml. Sx might differ in children and adolescents. In younger children depression might manifest as somatic complaints (headaches, tummy aches, school- and separation anxiety). In adolesecents, it's more complicated, given their developmental stages (more behavioral acting out, irritability). ...Read more

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Is it common to experience hypersexuality in mood disorders?

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Is it common to experience hypersexuality in mood disorders?

Mood do: Bipolar disorders in manic or hypomanic phases can present with hypersexuality. ...Read more

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Can extreme shyness and a fear of people, in a young child, lead to early mental illness?

Can extreme shyness and a fear of people, in a young child, lead to early mental illness?

Not necessarily: But it is important to seek help.A behavioral therapist could be very helpful in helping your child overcome these issues.Uncorrected yes, they could lead to mental illness. ...Read more

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Is most of our prison population guys with antisocial personality disorder?

Is most of our prison population guys with antisocial personality disorder?

No: Most are of limited intelligence, easily swayed by their confreres to engage in illegal activity. Many are victims of outrageous anti-drug laws which in fact promote the use of drugs rather than helping the victims. A few are there by accident. A small group indeed are sociopaths, with no consciences however these folks are frequently very intelligent and avoid capture. ...Read more

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Puberty in boys can cause violent behavior?

Puberty in boys can cause violent behavior?

BEHAVIOR PROBLEM: Not all boys have violent behaviors. He might be having stress or other problems that he cannot cope with. Sit down with him and explore his feelings. ...Read more

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What childhood experiences cause high anxiety and mental illness later?

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

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Anxiety Disorder (Definition)

A mental health disorder characterized by feelings of worry, anxiety, or fear that are strong enough to interfere ...Read more


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Generalized Anxiety Disorder (Definition)

A condition characterized by severe, ongoing anxiety that ...Read more