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In mental illness why they are rational with money not other things?

In mental illness why they are rational with money not other things?

They're not: People with various forms of mental illness can be rational or irrational with any aspect of life. For example, a normally rational, responsible person with bipolar disorder can suddenly flip into a manic episode and rush off to vegas, gamble away their entire estate and get married all in one night. There's nothing special about money with mental illness. Careful treatment is the key. ...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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Will going to see psychologist 7x for life changing things and aniexty be reported to the state and go on my record as a mental illness. ?

Will going to see psychologist 7x for life changing things and aniexty be reported to the state and go on my record as a mental illness. ?

Mental illness: I certainly hope no one reports you to the State! Going to a Psychologist is exactly what you want to do. Extremely unlikely that the Psychologist would report you to the state. Much more likely the Psychologist will really look after you. ...Read more

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Could a mental illness cause us to say certain things?

That might occur in : A few situations. One would be complying with command hallucinations. Another reason might be tourette syndrome which is a neuropsychiatric disorder. If a person has problems with impulsivity or judgment - it might not cause them to say certain things but they might say things they would later regret. Take care. ...Read more

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I've been having troubles with concentration, I've been seeing things that clearly do not exist. Is it possible that I have a mental illness?

I've been having troubles with concentration, I've been seeing things that clearly do not exist. Is it possible that I have a mental illness?

Yes. maybe...: you ARE describing 2 symptoms we'd worry about, decreased concentration and visual hallucinations. But MORE importantly, they are obviously distressing to you. Try not to worry so much about "having a mental illness, " and just go see your regular MD to start with. Tell them about ALL your symptoms, all your meds, vitamins, drugs, let them run some tests... get the help you need. Wait on naming it. ...Read more

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What kind of things do you do to help with your mental illness without taking medication?

Some options.: Some mental health conditions require medication for adequate control. You can discuss adjuncts like acupuncture, acupressure, tai chi, qi gong, cognitive behavioral therapy, supportive therapy, group therapy, behavioral modification, deep muscle relaxation, meditation, yoga & deep breathing exercises with your medical provider. Take care. ...Read more

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They say mental illness is like any other disease, but what other disease can you cure by just looking at things differently?

They say mental illness is like any other disease, but what other disease can you cure by just looking at things differently?

Migraines, TMJ: The mind and body are connected. Chronic pain, drug abuse, migraines, tmj, obestiy, infertility, erectile dysfxn, fibromyalgia, gulf war syndrome and HTN have been treated with some success w/ cognitive therapy or 'looking at things differently' in combo w/ other tx. Hypnosis has been used to treat warts, some rashes, allergies, asthma and irritable bowel syndrome. ...Read more

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How can you define mental illness behaviour or just plain odd behaviour from people that just have different ways of doing things ?

Odd behavior: is not an issue unless it interferes with your success at work, school or with interpersonal relationships. if the issue has persisted for more than 6 months you may just be dealing with a personality trait or style. Psychopathology requires that one is at risk for harm to self or others. I hope this is a useful starting point ( without delving into specifics) ...Read more

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What mental disorder do you call it when a person takes everything extremely seriously and everyday things are considered intense trauma to the person?

See a Psychiatrist.: Those symptoms maybe due to an anxiety disorder , depression or both. At any rate, n please see a psychiatrist who can explore your symptoms further as i don't have sufficient symptoms to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have mental illness?

Be more specific...: "mental illness" is a very vague label. It can be as minor as having a phobia of fish to severe psychosis (a disconnect from reality). None of us are totally "normal". The question is do your symptoms significantly interfere with your life? Please be more specific. If unsure, consult a mental health professional. ...Read more

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