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How Do I Know If I Have A Mental Disorder
See a psychiatrist: You have to go to see a psychiatrist for evaluation. ...Read more
If you have: worrisome symptoms - please consider psychiatric/ psychological assessment. Take care. ...Read more
How to get over my self harm issues. I want to know if I have a mental disorder, do you think it's worth getting a diagnosis from a professional?
Self Harm is a: Symptom. It means that there is a problem. By all means- get a complete evaluation by a psychiatrist or a psychologist. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy can be particularly helpful. Take care. ...Read more
Get evaluated: Two factors determine illness: symptoms and dysfunction. If the symptoms have a negative impact on your life like interfering with work, relationships or enjoyment of life I would seek help ...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
Candidly: Let your mother know about the symptoms that concern you & ask her assistance in obtaining a mental health evaluation. Take care. ...Read more
It depends: Since what has happening to you as 'seeing things that don't exist' may be experienced by you in many different ways, it is important that you share that experience with the professional as psychiatrist or psychologist first. That would be helpful in terms of understanding if that is something you shall worry about or not. Also that would give you a chance to get help in case you need it. ...Read more
What to do if i cannot tell if I have a mental disorder or not, advice or insight would be really nice?
Consider seeing a: Psychologist for a diagnostic evaluation. Explain your specific concerns. Take care. ...Read more
Am I over sexed? I masterbate 6-9 times a day and it feels like its never enough. Do I have a mental disorder?
Unresolved issues: Masturbating 6-9 times a day (definitely a bit excessive for a 34-y-o) suggests to me not that you have a mental disorder per se but that you are perhaps avoiding dealing with some unresolved issues in your life (around relationships, work, self-esteem) that deserve more of your attention and focus so that you can work them through, let go, and move on --wiser and more at peace. Good luck. ...Read more
Be honest: Your doctor hasn't hear it all, but he has heard most of it. Be honest and explain your concerns. He/she will help you figure out whether this is a problem. And, if it is a problem he/she will help you determine a course of action to deal with it. ...Read more
Just tell: Just go ahead and blurt it out. A good doctor should pay attention. If your doctor does not give you what you need, find a second opinion. ...Read more
Do I have a mental disorder if i don't stand up for myself anymore? People talk bad about me to my face or behind my back. I don't do anything.
Possibly: Many reasons can cause such reactions -- including depression and various anxiety disorders. Also trauma can result in shame responses, making it hard to stand up for yourself. Or, you have learned from early childhood that asserting yourself is not appropriate, and are simply following family-given rules. You can get help with any of these issues by working with a psychiatrist or psychologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I feel I have a mental disorder, but when i go to see a psychiatrist i get a choking feeling. What could I do to stop this.
Choking feeling: The feeling of choking is common to different illnesses. In panic disorder, a panic attack produces fear, shortness of breath, tachycardia, palpitations, sweating, dizziness, feeling of losing control, etc for minutes up to an hour. Choking feelings are seen in conditions as acid reflux disease, gerd, esophageal stenosis, heart attack, anaphylaxis, vocal cord disease, thyroid disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have to count to 25 when I go into a room or do a task such as eating and use hand sanatiser a lot. Do I have a mental disorder?
Maybe: First let me say that "mental disorders" are much more common than most people realize. Further, proper diagnosis for mental disorders--just like most physical disorders--requires a more complete evaluation than just a few sentences. So although the symptoms you're describing may be a sign of a particular condition, i'd recommend seeing your doctor for proper eval and care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
See your doc: I'm not sure what is making you concerned about your having a mental disorder, but I would say this: 1- if you are having distressing thoughts and feelings you should see your doc. If s/he needs to refer you out, they will 2- don't worry about "having a disorder." We name stuff so we can generalize and talk to each other. Everyone is their own separate cluster of symptoms and experiences. Be well ...Read more
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