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How Many Mental Illnesses Are There
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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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