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How Can I Help My Family Understand That Being Gay Is Not A Disorder
Resources: There are some resources available for familes who have gay, lesbian or bisexual children including pflag and some books on coming out to your family. Sometimes, inviting family members to a medical appointment with an affirming provider may provide a safe place to explore these issues more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dad is an obsessive psychopath. I wanna know how to help him and also i'm scared to be one too. How do you know if your a psychopath?
You can't help him: Antisocial personality can't be treated, and especially not by family members. If he is as you have described, he's incapable of caring about the legitimate rights of others. If you have emancipated, keep a safe distance and do not antagonize him; you may need to pretend to love him. The very fact that you're concerned you may be like him tells me that you are not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Practice first: This is a critical issue as social support is a key aspect to monitoring and managing your bipolar symptoms. Your psychiatrist and/or psychologist can help you find the language that is clear, direct, and ends with the ways you want others to help. Re starting point is often.... Ya know how my moods can seem really up & down or i can seem unpredictable..I know why now. There is lots of hope 4u! ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Can you tell me what this is and how to explain it to family and friends?
Borderline Personali: Feel empty often? Impulsive? Intense anger? Marked mood swings? Suicidal thoughts / behaviors? Self mutilation? Frantic efforts to avoid losing people in your life? Intense & unstable relationships? Difficulty figuring out who you are? Feel like others are out to get you or just lose time when stressed? Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Psychiatry lists diagnostic criteria. Talk more with dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I know whether I have a sociopathic personality disorder or not? I was told that people didn't feel love at my age either, is this true?
Start with Dr: First, see the dr. And get started with any proper psychiatric diagnosis, which may certainly include a psychiatrist input. As far as feeling love, ...Definitely all people, at all ages can experience love both in giving it and receiving it. Love is a gift we all have inherently inside us, you just need to find it, and when you do, your world will change my friend! god bless. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
This has nothing to do with medical but i need help. I have bad ADHD and don't know the definition of someone who is pansexual?
I need to know some things about borderline personality disorder. I have a girlfriend who has BPD and I need some advise. I really don't understand how the triggers work. Is there any possibility that she will like get completely alright??
Not a disease: BPD is a personality style, not an illness. It may combine w/ things we call mental illnesses, but it's more te way she is. It's possible to change by degrees w/ understanding and courage and good therapy to correct early bad experiences. She'd need to really want to. Still, it could be on and off. Best wishes to both of you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What do you suggest if my father is bipolar and schizophrenic. so does that mean I might have it. so are mental disorders genetic?
Usually one or the: other diagnosis is made, not both. If there are delusions/hallucinations characteristic of schizophrenia AND extreme shifts in mood, the dx is schizoaffective disorder. To confuse things, psychosis can occur at either end of the severe moods in bipolar, so you need a professional to tease these out. Genetics do play a part so do some research. At 41, you are less at risk for a schizo dx. ...Read more
Mental disorder: Take her to a psychiatric hospital out patient clinic - they will probably help her ...Read more
How do I explain to my parents what it is like to have an anxiety disorder so that they would understand?
Talking to parents: Talking to parents about mental health problems can be very difficult. Many parents have no experience of counseling or psychiatric disorders and may have old fashioned notions (like it means you're crazy'). I would ask them if they've noticed anything different about you lately? What? Why do they think that has happened? Listen to them try to explain, and then offer what you think or understand. ...Read more
My mother think iam crazy and some people think knowing that im student and is negative think how can i deal with this situation?
Ask you mom: what it is you do that suggests to her that you have a mental illness. Think about these behaviors, ask a trusted friend for her/his opinion. See a mental health professional for an opinion. Change if needed or be strong and confident in how honestly you faced this situation. You mention being a student. There may be a counseling center at your school you can seek help from. Peace & health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a social phobia when speaking to people i don't know, but have a mental disorder & need help. Is there another way to get psychiatrist help?
Borderline personality disorder thanks for reading and any help you can provide. I have a family member who i'm fairly certain is bpd. I believe she's had similar problems stemming from childhood.
How can we express to this person how her actions make p
Part : Part of the challenge with having borderline personality is an inability of the patient to manage their emotional world. Often they will be controlling in order to give them some sense of their internal chaos. I would recommend the book, "stop walking on eggshells" by randy kreger to help give you some perspective and tools to deal with your BP family member. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am bipolar with borderline and ptsd. How can I get out of a relationship that makes me suicidal if my boyfriend is too sick to care for himself?
I get extremely depressed over being disabled. I'm on the list to see a councilor but i wanted to know if there is anything i can do in the meantime?
Disability.gov: The government is a great resource of information for those on disability. You can find resources for mental health, physical health, job rehabilitation, grants for education or job training, just about anything you can imagine. Go to gov.Com or usa.Org or disability.Gov. These sites will keep you busy for awhile! it may help you get into therapy asap as well. A support group may help. More if a vet! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See the doctor!: Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disorder with characteristic laboratory and clinical features. These can easily be put together by a specialist in rheumatology, or an astute primary care physician. If you have questions, see your doctor. You need to have your concerns addressed. ...Read more
What kind of test can confirm that a person is paranoid? My husband is methamphetamine user and i think he is paranoid. What would I do to help him
Stop meth, get help: Paranoia is common in amphetamine abuse. There is no "test" for paranoia. It is detected in interviews with a trained professional, and can show up on psychological tests. The best help you can offer is assisting him in stopping meth, probably with the help of mental health or drug abuse professionals. It's very hard unless he recognizes he has a problem. Show him your concern, if it's safe. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What do you suggest if my fiancee has borderline personality disorder, will this ever see us happy. also how do I deal with her?
Seek psychotherapy.: Individuals with Borderline personality disorder benefit from a a type of psycho-therapeutic treatment called Dialectical Behavior Therapy in which they learn how manage their emotions and behaviors by learning more appropriate skills to cope better with their life. Significant others/family members of this individuals will benefit from family therapy to learn how to deal with this disorder. ...Read more
What can I do if my best friend has social anxiety. How can I be there for her without being annoying?
Get informed & ask.: What a sensitive question! I suggest 1) learning more. Symptoms of social anxiety include physical (heart racing, sweating); intense awareness of physical symptoms; thoughts of embarrassing self/feeling ashamed; avoiding social situations. Symptoms interfere with daily functioning, ability to form relationships, etc. Watch: http://ow.ly/EXbBU ALSO 2) Ask your BF if they want your help & what kind! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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