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How To Get Rid Of The Stigma Of Mental Illness
Not just psyche: Social security benefits are not limited to psychiatric disabilities. ...Read more
Menta illness: Its always better to see an expert and get help. But if the so called mental illness is not affecting your personal, social, work life and not causing severe distress may be you can get by i suppose. ...Read more
Many factors: Depends on the individual, the age, the circumstances, who the bullies are, who the supposedly supervising people are in the situation, etc. Start with addressing it with the family member himself or herself. Someone closer to the situation where the bullying occurs is usually best. ...Read more
I'm hesitant about reproducing when I have a family history of mental illness. Can I do anything to prevent this?
Not really but maybe: Unfortunate if there is family history of illnesses, expect the possibility that they may be passed down. However, you have to remember that this is just a possibility and not a guarantee. There are some recent studies that suggest that taking Folic Acid 1 month prior to pregnancy and into pregnancy can decrease the risk of autism by 40%. Educating children to get help early would work wonders. ...Read more
Sexual: identity becomes an issue when you have difficulties being yourself before your friends or family. This becomes a major stressor. Hence conseling should be sort when you have to hide your sexual identity. ...Read more
In people with diabetes type 1 and mental illness, can the mental issues go away with treatment of diabetes?
It could... BUT...: Firstly, "mental illness" is ubiquitous! it's a very broad term! next, there's a huge stigma to overcome and tremendous ignorance, in general, about it. Having been through a psychological trauma; having managed yourself out of a chemical addiction or a clinical depression... Can give you rich insights, possibly allowing you to be a superior clinician! it all depends on what type? ...How severe? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diazepam (1963), Lithium (1970), Fluoxetine (1987), Clozapine (1989). Now, 25 years since anything revolutionary in treatment of mental illness. Why?
Glutamate : The latest are glutamate antagonists like lamictal, ketamine, Namenda. Also serotonin modulators like viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) and brintellex which adds specificity to where neurotransmitters are affected eg causing dopamine to be released in frontal cortex. New meds are designed by informed knowledge rather than chance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depression treatment: It depends on the severity. If you find that your depression is more situational or mild i would suggest trying therapy first. If your depression is adversely impacting your ability to function, i would suggest trying medication. Usually for moderate to severe depression, a combination of medication and therapy is beneficial. ...Read more
My mental illness stops me from exercising other than some bike daily. How can I stay slim as I get older and my metabolism slows down?
Stay positive: Focus on what exercise you can do and build on that. Keep using the bike daily increasing your time gradually. Also, some meds may contribute to sluggish feeling, making you tire more easily. Discuss your health goals and any medication side effects with prescribing doctor. Great that you get daily exercise. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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