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Doctor insights on: How Might Classical Conditioning Explain How Some Acquire Mental Disorders

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My dad is bipolar and schizophrenic. so does that mean I might have it. so are mental disorders hereditary?

My dad is bipolar and schizophrenic. so does that mean I might have it. so are mental disorders hereditary?

You may or may not: have bipolar or schizophrenia. Although there appear to be hereditary predispositions to develop mental illnesses, not all children of the mentally ill develop the diseases. If you are concerned, talk to a psychologist or psychiatrist to find out if you have any of the symptoms associated with these disorders. ...Read more

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Mental Disorder (Definition)

A mental disorder is psychological condition or set of behaviors that either causes the individual emotional distress and/or results in impairment in various ...Read more


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What can you do to test a person with a mental disorder?

Dx: Diagnostic interview and observation of behavior. Psychological testing and collateral information may also help. ...Read more

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What type mental disorder does someone who stalks people have?

Stalking behavior: Stalking behavior may be related to a mental disorder such as ocd, a psychotic condition, a delusional disorder, a sexual disorder, or some other disorder. Or it is possible that stalking behavior is simply a function of deviant or criminal behavior. At times, the lines between psychopathology, deviant and criminal behavior becomes difficult to sort out. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between being "insane" and having a mental disorder?

Difference: Insane generally means losing touch with reality. Mental disorders are a number of specific psychiatric conditions. ...Read more

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Is there a mental disorder where the afflicted believes they're young even though they're not?

Not enough info: There is not enough information to suggest the name of a mental disorder. There is a big difference between feeling younger than you are and actually believing you are markedly younger than you really are. It is also important to consider how a person with this mistakenbelief behaves and acts. ...Read more

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I feel like i wake up in another reality sometimes. What kind of mental disorder could this be?

I feel like i wake up in another reality sometimes. What kind of mental disorder could this be?

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face encounter with your doctor. Only he/she can adequately evaluate you to find out what's wrong and what to do to make it right. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the name for the mental disorder where a person feels the need to be "in power"?

Politian: Usually they tell us that their job is to represent us, the voting people. But once elected and confirmed, they want to be "in power". ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the name for the mental disorder where a person feels the need to be "in power"?

Controlling persons: Not enough info to be accurate but usually Narcistic Personalities as well as Sociopathic Personalities as well as those with OCD can have as their symptom constellation controlling/need to be 'in power.' It is also important to distinguish whether the 'power' is coming thru manipulation or domination/force and intimidation. ...Read more