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Is teeth grinding a mental disorder?

Is teeth grinding a mental disorder?

Teeth grinding: Chronic teeth grinding and/or clenching (bruxism) is not a mental disorder. It is a habit, usually in response to stress. It may also result from an uneven bite. Bruxism most often occurs during sleep, but also often occurs during waking hours. It is also common in people who have sleep apnea.
Talk to your dentist about behavior modification during the day and treatment for nighttime bruxism. ...Read more

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I grind my teeth when I'm under a lot of pressure. Is this a sign of a mental illness?

I grind my teeth when I'm under a lot of pressure. Is this a sign of a mental illness?

Probably not: Teeth grinding, also called bruxism, is a fairly common sign of tension, and it can cause problems with one's teeth. However, by itself, it is not suggestive of a mental illness, just that you are reaching your threshold of how much pressure you can handle. It's your body's signal for being overwhelmed. ...Read more

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My knee is grinding and clicking & locking. I already had one surgery. I've tried physical therapy, injections, exercises, meds. What can I do next.?

My knee is grinding and clicking & locking. I already had one surgery. I've tried physical therapy, injections, exercises, meds. What can I do next.?

See details: This is a tough one as you want to avoid repeated arthroscopic procedures. However, locking is a concern. I would suggest an orthopedic reevaluation and a new MRI to start. You can always get more than one opinion. ...Read more

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Extremely tense jaws, causing pain and discomfort. Grind teeth in sleep. Got a lot worse with Ritalin (ADHD), but even off meds it remain. What to do?

Extremely tense jaws, causing pain and discomfort. Grind teeth in sleep. Got a lot worse with Ritalin (ADHD), but even off meds it remain. What to do?

Tooth Grinding: Good Afternoon;
Suggest a visit with an dentist who specializes in oral medicine. After evaluation of the dental musculature and a thorough examination of the occlusion a specific treatment plan may be prepared. An occlusal guard will improve your comfort, coupled with appropriate TMJ medication. Schedule an appointment ASAP. ...Read more

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If im a inpatient at mental hospitol can I refuse meds?

If im a inpatient at mental hospitol can I refuse meds?

Rights: You have the right to refuse meds as long as your are not an imminent danger to self, others and gravely disabled
you may not refuse meds in some forensic or civil commitments where the judge has approved involuntary psych meds. ...Read more

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What can taking meds for a mental illness do to a person without the illness?

I don't believe we: Have studies regarding this except for those cases where the psychotropic agent is being used to treat a totally separate medical condition. In those cases the side effect profiles appear to be the same. I would expect the risks and dangers would be the same any person without psychiatric illness but the benefits would be lacking obviously. Interesting question. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What could happen if my friend stops taking her drug perscriptions for her mental illness?

What could happen if my friend stops taking her drug perscriptions for her mental illness?

It depends what?: Mental illness she has and what medication we r talking about. Most likely she will have relapse of her symptoms and get worse, best thing have her talk with her psychiatrist. ...Read more

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I kind of want a 3 day mental evaluation. But im worried they will force me to take some drug. I only want to take what I agree to take. Suggestions?

I kind of want a 3 day mental evaluation. But im worried they will force me to take some drug. I only want to take what I agree to take. Suggestions?

See a psychologist: Or psychiatrist. Why do you want this? Start with outpatient tx. Mental eval's can be given without hospitalization or forcing meds on you. Are you worried about the effect of STD's (mentions them in the "Conditions" section of your question)? Sounds like you might have significant anxiety... ...Read more

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How do I admit me to a mental health fac. Have physical mental pain, am not able to cope or function, meds help somewhat, have no counsellor, hopeless?

How do I admit me to a mental health fac. Have physical mental pain, am not able to cope or function, meds help somewhat, have no counsellor, hopeless?

Get Help Now: Go to the nearest Emergency Department or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255). Please don't delay. Do it now. ...Read more

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Can drug abuse cause mental health problems?

Can drug abuse cause mental health problems?

Yes.: Drug abuse has been associated with a number of different mental health problems. Mood changes (depression, anger outbursts), impulsive behavior, psychosis, anxiety, social withdrawal, lack of motivation are all common consequences of drug abuse. There are studies that show specific mental health problems associated with certain drugs. ...Read more

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Which mental illnesses can occur after heavy drug abuse?

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Which mental illnesses can occur after heavy drug abuse?

Drug abuse: Depends on the drugs used & length of time abused. Can include any psychotic illness, cognitive dysfunctions, mood disorders or anxiety disorders. ...Read more

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Is weed considered a physical or mentally addictive drug?

Is weed considered a physical or mentally addictive drug?

Possibly: Marijuana is not a particularly addictive drug, but it certainly can be associated with what we call physical and mental addiction (in the medical profession these are called "physical tolerance" and "dependence"). Physical tolerance refers to the fact that the brain adapts to the effects of the drug, and that the person experiences withdrawal when the drug is stopped. ...Read more

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How does long term alcohol or drug use cause mental retardation?

How does long term alcohol or drug use cause mental retardation?

Not quite the same: The term mental retardation is an old term that refers to brain problems present at birth or in early development. Alcohol and drug use can and do cause a loss of cognitive function in adults. Alcohol kills brain cells; some drugs deplete certain neurotransmitters. ...Read more

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What is the link between the drug debendox and mental health conditions?

What is the link between the drug debendox and mental health conditions?

Not specifically: This medication contains vitamins b6 and doxylamine. It is used for nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. It will be released in United States in june. Psychiatric symptoms reported have included irritability, anxiety, insomnia, and confusion. I could not find any evidence thatcauses any specific psychiatric illness per se. It should be avoided being with other strongly anticholinergic medications. ...Read more

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What is the best way to help my husband get help for his mental/emotion/drug problems?

What is the best way to help my husband get help for his mental/emotion/drug problems?

Mutual Support Helps: You might consider attending a meeting of al-anon or codependents anonymous, twelve step programs for the families and friends of alcoholics or addicts. ...Read more

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Can someone have a very high tolerance on many kinds of drugs (mental health, pain, ...)?? Can he have a fast metabolism for any drug???

Can someone have a very high tolerance on many kinds of drugs (mental health, pain, ...)?? Can he have a fast metabolism for any drug???

The rate of: Metabolism for certain drugs can vary from person to person. Some drugs inhibit or stimulate the metabolism of others Thyroid problems can affect metabolic rate. Discuss w/your doctor. ...Read more

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A friend has been on heavu pain meds morphine, oxycoton for 10 yrs can this effect there mental health become unstable & irrational, perinoad.

A friend has been on heavu pain meds morphine, oxycoton for 10 yrs can this effect there mental health become unstable & irrational, perinoad.

Yes: This is a very tough area of medicine.
Laws in fl Prohibit most of us from rxing these drugs.
Mental health issues may be exposed. ...Read more

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I am 18 and in the past for numerous mental issues, I have been on 20+ meds. I am off all now but could I have really screwed my body up from them?

I am 18 and in the past for numerous mental issues, I have been on 20+ meds. I am off all now but could I have really screwed my body up from them?

Meds benefit/risk: Medications generally leave the body within a few days of taking them. Some psychiatric medicines may stay around for weeks. Your medications are probably out of your system.
However, mental problems usually don't just go away and not taking meds may be more dangerous than medication side effects. You should discuss the risks and benefits of taking or not taking medicine with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is a doctor that perscribes meds for mental illness called?

Psych. Or C/A pscyh.: Psychiatrist describes medications fopr mental illenss--emotional, behavoiral and mood diiorders. If he prescribes for adults he is a n adult psychiatrist. If he prescreibes medciations for children and adolescent s with mental disorders he is a child and adoescent psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Will someone recover from mental illness caused by drug abuse?

Will someone recover from mental illness caused by drug abuse?

Very complicated: Your question has many moving parts, all of which are interconnected. Recovering from drug abuse ; mental illness requires personal commitment, medical interventions, ongoing psychological/psychosocial treatment, and family ; community support. All these pieces are necessary, and the breakdown of any one of them can impact overall outcome. When they all join together, recovery may be possible. ...Read more

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Can you please define drug increases mental capability/brain power?

Can you please define drug increases mental capability/brain power?

Wish I knew: We do have drugs to increase concentration, and memory enhancing agents for the elderly, and even a couple medical foods, such as axona and cerefolin-nac. However, effects modest at best. Otc preps reputed to help alzheimer's include alpha-lipoic acid, phosphatidyl serine, but gingko has been shown to be worthless in all cases. Tumeric, and some vitamins may preserve brain fnctn, not enhance. ...Read more

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What happens to a child's mental health if their parents are both drug addicts?

What happens to a child's mental health if their parents are both drug addicts?

Leads to neglect: When both parents are addicts, there is a high likelihood of the children using drugs as well. Parents who are involved with drugs tend to be neglectful of their children and provide a very poor model for the children's development. ...Read more

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Can a drug or poison make you mental? I was given something 2 weeks ago and scared. Hardly speaking : (

Can a drug or poison make you mental? I was given something 2 weeks ago and scared. Hardly speaking : (

Yes: Meth can cause psychosis and LSD can cause hallucinations. The best advice is to avoid drug abuse in general, and especially if you are given a substance you can't identify by someone else. Seek counseling regarding your addiction issues. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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If someone is a danger to themself can you get them committed to a drug rehab center against their will? I know you can do this with a mental ward

If someone is a danger to themself can you get them committed to a drug rehab center against their will? I know you can do this with a mental ward

No: Not at a drug or alcohol treatment facility. They will not take dangerous individuals there. Psychiatric wards will and do admit those that are dangerous to themselves or others involuntarily, but it also a complicated procedure. I would call your local hospital about their policies and practices before rushing to a decision. ...Read more

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Can you have physical symptoms of anxiety with minimal mental symptoms? How do you know if it is truly anxiety. I got more anxiety from psych meds.

Can you have physical symptoms of anxiety with minimal mental symptoms? How do you know if it is truly anxiety. I got more anxiety from psych meds.

Anxiety: Can affect folks to a mild, moderate, or severe degree, including symptoms that are butterflies, stomach/chest discomfort, with or without the unpleasant emotional issues. If the anxiety is interfering with your social/occupational functioning, please have an evaluation. Certain meds may cause anxiety as a side effect in some folks, which your MD would need to be made aware of.
Good luck! ...Read more

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In mental health unit, to get my meds controlled, and pysch counseling, - as in patient, how long should I stay here, am getting rest that I so need?

In mental health unit, to get my meds controlled, and pysch counseling, - as in patient, how long should I stay here, am getting rest that I so need?

Ask staff's opinion: The in-patient staff who comprise your team are the best people to discuss the optimal duration of your stay. Practical matters will play a role - but, that's a truth in today's world if you are not independently wealthy. They'll discuss your service and follow-up recommendations w/ you. Make sure you understand them and get that needed rest. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is drug addiction a mental illness or a personal choice?

Is drug addiction a mental illness or a personal choice?

Addiction= disease: Addiction is a physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual disease. ...Read more

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Is it common for long term drug addicts to be mis-diagnosed with mental disorders?

Is it common for long term drug addicts to be mis-diagnosed with mental disorders?

I don't have a: Statistical response for you. However, there is a great overlap of symptoms between certain drug addictions ; psychological disorders. Additionally, drug abuse can trigger or worsen psychiatric disorders. ...Read more