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I need your expertise, is higher functioning autism or Asperger syndrome also considered a mental health disorder?

I need your expertise, is higher functioning autism or Asperger syndrome also considered a mental health disorder?

Yes: The diagnosis has been incorporated into high-functioning autism. However, just because it's a handicap of sorts -- you'll never be super-coordinated and probably never excel at team sports -- you can learn social skills, and your ability to focus your mind is a huge PLUS in our tech age. And if single agrees with you, you're extra fortunate. Who needs to be exactly like everyone else? ...Read more

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Mental Health (Definition)

Mental health refers to the complex neuro-physiological state of well-being that is often observed and experienced through emotional, psychological, and social aspects of behavior. A combination of genetics and family history, culture and life experiences, and physiological health factors are all factors that contribute to one's experience of mental health. Unfortunately, the general term of mental health is often stigmatized and perceived as a negative; however, mental health includes positive aspects of health and well-being, including one's resilience, adaptability, and ability to ...Read more


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Could you explain what is a mental health disorder?

Could you explain what is a mental health disorder?

Ask psychologist: Psychiatrists tend to deal with psychiatric illnesses, as we are physicians. We use many forms of treatments, depending on the illness and its cause.. If you would like a definition of a psychiatric disorder, let me know. ...Read more

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How high is the percent of substance abusers have a mental health disorder?

100%: Sorry to sound flippant, but officially, i think it's true. If you really mean "abuse" and not periodic over-doing it - it is a diagnosis and really needs treatment to resolve it. Often that treatment can be a 12 step program. But you might mean a dual diagnosis, and while i expect it is quite a high %, it could be that a person is not suffering another disorder too. ...Read more

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Teen mental health disorder app available?

Pefrhaps: Try my blog "oxygen, the spark of life" that you can google. ...Read more

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Is it possible there is a mental health disorder linked to bullying?

Is it possible there is a mental health disorder linked to bullying?

Inferiority: Believe it or not, bullies tend to have inferiority complexes, often from having been bullied themselves. and yes, it can continue into adult life. Tell someone you know and trust about the bullying. Keeping it inside does no good. ...Read more

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I used to be good at school, now i can't pay attention and procrastinate a lot. Could this be adult ADHD or some other mental health issue?

I used to be good at school, now i can't pay attention and procrastinate a lot. Could this be adult ADHD or some other mental health issue?

Psychiatric Consult?: Usually adults with adhd have had a problem when they were younger. There may be other issues. Why not have a consultation to explore this? ...Read more

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Saw a Psychiatrist for general assessment. Mentioned possibility of ADHD. Was told at the end I had no mental health condition. Is that a no for ADHD?

Saw a Psychiatrist for general assessment. Mentioned possibility of ADHD. Was told at the end I had no mental health condition. Is that a no for ADHD?

No mental health: condition includes ADHD. If you still wonder about that you can see a neuropsychologist or clinical psychologist for a second opinion. If the psychiatrist didn't test you the psychologist can. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me how to find a good mental health doctor who treats adult adhd?

Can anyone tell me how to find a good mental health doctor who treats adult adhd?

Fairly Easy : If you go online and look up chadd which is children and adults with attention deficit disorders you will find lots of information including research and resources. They also offer online courses for patients and parents and links to local support groups and providers. Look under www.Chadd.Org. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do those who have adhd/add often suffer from other mental disorders?

Do those who have adhd/add often suffer from other mental disorders?

Yes: They may or may not. They could have anxiety or mood disorders. Substance abuse disorders or personality disorders or it could be an isolated diagnosis. ...Read more

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What location can I find info about mental disorders in children and youth. Ie. Adhd and odd?

What location can I find info about mental disorders in children and youth. Ie. Adhd and odd?

See below: Webmd and medscape offer excellent medical information. Please check each for the questions you have. After that, consult with your family physician more specifically if you or someone you care about may have these conditions. ...Read more

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...Read more