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Is Dementia Considered A Mental Illness
What is the best way to assess, diagnose, and treat someone who has dementia and a long history of mental illness?
A neuropsychologist: Specializes in assessing the way the brain functions and providing strategies to help. Your state psychological association can provide referrals. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Could brain MRI scans an accurate evidence for typical mental illness such as dementia, schizophrenia?
Brain imaging scans:
Are an impressive tool to help us identify certain anatomical lesions in the brain and can help us identify certain diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, tumors, large strokes, and subdural hematoma's. Some of those conditions can cause dementia. Most of the time an MRI or cat scan is used to rule out underlying reversible causes of dementia. A scan such as a pet scan can be a more sens
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I sometimes smell smoke that's not really there. Is this the start of dementia? Or some sort of mental disorder?
Can you tell me about early dementia and even genetic causes even though I don't have a family history of mental illnesses. Please, wht do you guys think?
Dementia can be mild, mod or severe.
It means a loss of ability to care for one's self without help due to cognitive losses.
There are over one hundred causes of dementia with Alzheimer's Disease number one. Stroke, head trauma, B12 and thyroid deficiencies are but a few of the other causes. Having no family hx of dementia does not make you immune to getting demntia. Get annual memory checks. ...Read more
DSM 5: All the criteria for the generally accepted mental disorders are in the DSM -currently version 5. ...Read more
Borderline: Is a personality disorder characterised by severe mood fluctuations, chaotic unstable interpersonal relationships, disturbed identity & self-image, chronic feelings of emptiness, impulsivity, chronic recurrent suicidal behaviors, transient paranoea or dissociation, & inability to control anger. It is classified as mental illness under cluster b personality disorders. ...Read more
Major Depression: Major depression can be devastating when not treated, so if you in fact are seriously depressed please ask your doctor for a referral to a mental health professional who can help return to your previous level of functioning. You are not necessarily mentally ill because you are very depressed. Best. ...Read more
Is self harm considered a mental illness/disorder? Why/why not. If it is what category would it be example, disorder of stress?
Self Harm- NAMI:
According to the National Association on Mental Illness, self harm is not a mental illness but a sign of emotional distress-a behavior that shows a need for better coping skills. It is also prevalent in people who have gone through a lot of abuse. The goal: therapy to develop enduring adaptive coping skills.
https://www. Nami. Org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Conditions/Related-Conditions/Self-harm ...Read more
Is seeing a psychologist for empty nest and fear cause son in military considered a mental illness? On work app do I answer Y or N to? Do you have
Could be disability: If you mean "generalized anxiety disorder" = gad, it is defined as a mental illness. Just like other mental illness, people with gad suffer from symptoms that affect ability to enjoy life or work. Since it is treatable, gad may or may not be a disability depending on each person's condition. ...Read more
Yes, it's serious: Schizoaffective disorder causes thought disorder, lack of contact with reality, and unstable mood. It's less common than schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, but requires the same types of medications: antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, and others. Prognosis for return to previous function is better than for other psychotic disorders. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001927/. ...Read more
Is a criminal who suffers from a mental illness or personality disorder really at fault for the crime (s) they commit?
It depends: This isn't exactly a medical question, it's more of a legal or moral one. But laws in the us generally hold that if a person cannot tell right from wrong due to a mental illness, then they are "not guilty by reason of insanity" (or similar language depending on the state). Most mental illness is not severe enough to meet this standard, and the "insanity defense" is actually used fairly rarely. ...Read more
Please clarify: If you are wanting to know whether you have a mental illness, it is first recommended that you go to your doctor to explore what specific symptoms you are experiencing. Your doctor then can decide how to proceed with regards to examination and further testing. Depending on findings, a referral to a mental health professional for treatment may be warranted. Hope this is helpful. All the best. ...Read more
Look Beh, feelings,:
Mental health conditions are judged not to be due to a physical disorder and are diagnosed and treated based on signs and symptoms, as well as on how much the condition affects your daily life.
Behavior and feelings mental health conditions and are diagnosed and treated based on signs and symptoms. Mental health conditions are judged not to be due to a physical disorder and are diagnosed and tre. ...Read more
Symptoms: Usually if an emotional or behavioral issue causes significant distress or affects personal, social, work lilfe, it can be a symptom of mental illness provided medical and other causes are ruled out. ...Read more
Many factors: There are positive protective factors which will ameliorate or blunt symptoms, like supportive social supports like family and friends, exercising, sleeping 7-8 a night, and keeping a regular schedule. Negative factors include a family history of mental illness, substance abuse, history of physical, verbal, and/or sexual abuse. It helps to discuss with a psychiatrist. ...Read more
Impairment: There are so many types of psychiatric disorders, it's hard to offer a single set of descriptors of what's "serious." they have in common behaviors, thoughts, & feelings that recurrently interfere with your ability to go about your life. The more they interfere, the more serious they are, whether fears, depression, mania, psychosis, ocd, adhd, anxiety. You don't need to go it alone; seek help. ...Read more
See Pscyh. Get answer:
A mental illness is a disease that causes mild to severe disturbances in thought and/or behavior, resulting in an inability to cope with life’s ordinary demands & routines.
There are more than 200 classified forms of mental illness. Common disorders: depression, bipolar disorder, dementia, schizophrenia & anxiety disorders. Symptoms may include changes in mood, or personality. Go see a psych.. ...Read more
Excellent question!: Sometimes it can be difficult to distinguish typical or "normal" psychological reactions to situations in life... From "mental illness". But, emotional or behavioral disturbance that impairs your performance or results in your feeling badly, for a prolonged period of time, and has not responded to your efforts to correct it, should be evaluated by a well-trained professional that can help you ...Read more
Homeless: Agree. Also economy & cost of healthcare. ...Read more
"Pop" misconception: One of the cruelest things that you can do is tell someone with real mental illness to "snap out of it." things that are easy for most of us are very difficult for people who have brain anatomy or chemistry disturbances or whose life experience has forced them to learn behaviors and attitudes unlike yours. You have little insight when you dream; don't expect others to self-cure. Urge compliance. ...Read more
Creativity & Illness: Mental illness doesn't cause creativity (we make a diagnosis when there is worsening of functioning and creativity is a positive attribute). However, some conditions such as a manic state in bipolar disorder may enhance creativity. In addition to creativity, someone in a manic state may need no sleep, may become more productive but may also become angry easily. Consult a physician for a diagnosis. ...Read more