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Doctor insights on: How Many Mental Illnesses Are There

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What are several factors for mental illness?

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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What is autism and are other common mental illnesses?

What is autism and are other common mental illnesses?

Too Broad to answer: Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that presents in early childhood. Patients on the autism spectrum vary significantly in their clinical presentation but share difficulties in the speech/language realm, sensory integration and social interactions. The term " common mental illness" is very broad and covers multiple diagnoses which may have variety of causes. Send more specific question. ...Read more

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What are some mental illnesses that involve psychosis?

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What are some mental illnesses that involve psychosis?

Psychosis: Can be related to a psychotic disorder such as schizophrenia, to a mood disorder such as bipolar illness, or organic causes such as substance abuse or medical illness or effect of medications. ...Read more

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What are some examples of psychiatric illnesses?

What are some examples of psychiatric illnesses?

Psychiatric illness: There are too many examples to enumerate. Psychiatric illness manifests itself as producing considerable distress in the person's life, and hindering his or her performance in the educational, laboral or social areas of functioning. It is necessary to reach a diagnosis of the illness in order to treat it, done by primary care or general physicians, or psychiatrists and mental health workers. ...Read more

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How many genetic disorders are there?

How many genetic disorders are there?

Genetic Disorders: What is the question behind your question? Perhaps if you were more specific, you might find out something you are trying to learn about yourself, or some other person you're concerned about. ...Read more

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Are there any common mental illnesses that occur in teens, children and what are they?

Are there any common mental illnesses that occur in teens, children and what are they?

Mental Illness: Children are often over diagnosed with adhd, bipolar and are medicated when they are just being children, sometimes meds are necessary. Most psych illnesses start in teens such bipolar, schizophrenia, gad, panic disorder, there may be traits earlier but usually a major life stressor brings out the symptoms. ...Read more

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How good are medications for mental health and are there risks?

How good are medications for mental health and are there risks?

Risks vs Benefits: Statistics on americans w/mental health condition: http://1.Usa.Gov/uywxi most common: #1 mood disorders (esp types of depression); #2 anxiety disorders. In any given yr about 25% have mood disorder (esp depressn); 20% have anx disorder/ocd. Depressn, anx/ocd now mainly treated w/ ssri-class drugs. They seem esp helpful 4moderate-2-severe depr. Yes, risks 2 using them. But also risks 2 not using! ...Read more

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What are the mental illnesses that can cause psychosis?

What are the mental illnesses that can cause psychosis?

Schizophrenia et al.: Psychosis, or impaired contact with reality, as with hallucinations or delusions, is a possible symptom of many mental disorders and can also be caused by substances or prescription medications (side-effects). While psychosis is perhaps most associated with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, it can also occur in patients with depressive and bipolar disorders. ...Read more

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How many kinds of hepatitis are there?

How many kinds of hepatitis are there?

5: The viral hepatitis types (viral infections where the major manifestation is in the liver) are a, b, c, d and e. ...Read more

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What are some effective treatments for dealing with various mental illnesses?

What are some effective treatments for dealing with various mental illnesses?

Many options: Cognitive behavioral therapy, group therapy, supportive therapy, cognitive processing therapy, dialectical beahvior tx, behavior modification, electroconvulsive therapy, psychotropic medications, desenstization, couples counseling, family counseling, emdr, psychoanalysis etc. Etc. ...Read more

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How many teens are depressed?

How many teens are depressed?

About 5%: At least 5%, and possibly more, of the adolescent population deals with significant depression at any one point in time. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for depression and mental illness?

Are there any alternative treatments for depression and mental illness?

Many: St john's wort is an antidepressant herb. Sunlight, exercise, good nutrition, and social interaction can ease depression. Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation might help. Spiritual healing ceremonies and rituals appear to help some sufferers. Certainly psychotherapy helps. It depends on how you define 'alternative'. ...Read more

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Are there any illnesses specific to lesbians?

No: Disease related to sexual activity depends on the activity, not what gender the person is. ...Read more

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What are some mental disorders?

What are some mental disorders?

There are the usual: psychological responses to life such as transitory moderate depression or anxiety. Then there are major mental illnesses such as major depression, schizophrenia, etc. The website of the American Psychological Association will tell you more in a practical way. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why are there so many people in psychiatric hospitals when there are clinics and medicines available?

Why are there so many people in psychiatric hospitals when there are clinics and medicines available?

See below: If someone is a danger to themself or others, unable to care for self due their psychiatric disorders, or is failing treatment, then they may need psychiatric hospitalization until they are stable enough to return to outpatient (clinic) management. People are not just locked away in psychiatric hospitals. They are given medicine, counseling, and activities to treat their disorder. ...Read more

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How many kinds of vitamins are there that we need?

How many kinds of vitamins are there that we need?

In 400 characters or: less. Here is an excellent article: http://nutrition2success.com/vitamins.php ...Read more