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Doctor insights on: How To Get Rid Of The Stigma Of Mental Illness

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Is it possible to get SSI without seeking treatment for mental illness?

Is it possible to get SSI without seeking treatment for mental illness?

Not just psyche: Social security benefits are not limited to psychiatric disabilities. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Tripp
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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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Can someone live with a mental illness without seeking medical treatment?

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

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How can I prevent a family member with mental illness from being bullied?

How can I prevent a family member  with mental illness from being bullied?

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

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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

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At what point does a person's sexual identity become a mental illness in need of treatment?

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

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In people with diabetes type 1 and mental illness, can the mental issues go away with treatment of diabetes?

In people with diabetes type 1 and mental illness, can the mental issues go away with treatment of diabetes?

No: Insulin is not an effective treatment for depression, anxiety, ADHD or other psychiatric conditions. However, treating one's diabetes will make them feel physically and psychologically better ...Read more

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Might it be that a history of mental illness prevent a job in psychiatry?

Might it be that a history of mental illness prevent a job in psychiatry?

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 more

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Diazepam (1963), Lithium (1970), Fluoxetine (1987), Clozapine (1989). Now, 25 years since anything revolutionary in treatment of mental illness. Why?

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 more

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Therapy or get medicine: what do I do to get rid of my mental depression illness?

Therapy or get medicine: what do I do to get rid of my mental depression illness?

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

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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?

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 more

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