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I always feel the need to be doing something both physically and mentally, is this a disorder?

I always feel the need to be doing something both physically and mentally, is this a disorder?

Maybe: Any number of neuropsychiatric conditions have restlessness or overactivity as symptoms. It's best to discuss this with your doctor. Btw if you're using stimulants to excess, restlessness could result (if it's a new thing). If you've had this all your life, it could be attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder, or ocd. How much it impacts your life is important to consider. ...Read more

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Determine if I have a mental illness ?

Determine if I have a mental illness ?

Please clarify: If you are wanting to know whether you have a mental illness, it is first recommended that you go to your doctor to explore what specific symptoms you are experiencing. Your doctor then can decide how to proceed with regards to examination and further testing. Depending on findings, a referral to a mental health professional for treatment may be warranted. Hope this is helpful. All the best. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a mental illness?

Seek treatment: Seek treatment from a medical professional. There are a wide range of mental illness and seeing your pcp or local psychiatrist would be the first step towards recovery. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a mental illness?

Look Beh, feelings, : Mental health conditions are judged not to be due to a physical disorder and are diagnosed and treated based on signs and symptoms, as well as on how much the condition affects your daily life. Behavior and feelings mental health conditions and are diagnosed and treated based on signs and symptoms. Mental health conditions are judged not to be due to a physical disorder and are diagnosed and tre. ...Read more

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What are common signs of mental illness?

Symptoms: Usually if an emotional or behavioral issue causes significant distress or affects personal, social, work lilfe, it can be a symptom of mental illness provided medical and other causes are ruled out. ...Read more

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What mental illness fits these symptoms?

Mental illness: You forgot to mention the symptoms.

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Can lameness be equated to mental illness?

Can lameness be equated to mental illness?

No: I'm not sure how you're using the word "lameness, " but i understand this to mean inability to walk. This is not correlated with mental illness at all. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have mental disease?

How to determine if I have mental disease?

My answer: Something is interfering with your working, playing, loving others, or generally doing what you want with your life -- and that something isn't outside factors, other people, or physical disease that a pathologist like me could demonstrate in the lab. Instead, it's patterns of thinking / perceiving / feeling / behaving that you recognize aren't who you want to be. Be brave. Be wise. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are several factors for mental illness?

Many factors: There are positive protective factors which will ameliorate or blunt symptoms, like supportive social supports like family and friends, exercising, sleeping 7-8 a night, and keeping a regular schedule. Negative factors include a family history of mental illness, substance abuse, history of physical, verbal, and/or sexual abuse. It helps to discuss with a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have a mental illness?

Not enough info.: I don't know. Why do you think so? You should see your doctor to discuss any and all issues that you experience which lead you to think that you could have a mental illness. ...Read more