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Is repetitive behavior a sign of mental illness?

Is repetitive behavior a sign of mental illness?

It may be,: Depending on the age of the person and what the behavior is. ...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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Is hoping that I am run over by a car or have terminal illness even though i don't engage in destructive behavior a sign of mental illness?

Is hoping that I am run over by a car or have terminal illness even though i don't engage in destructive behavior a sign of mental illness?

Please, get help: These thoughts you're having could well indicate depression or other mental condition that will worsen without help. They are not indicative of health, for sure. You're hoping for things that will kill you sooner rather than later. Please see your doctor or a psychiatrist immediately for evaluation, so that you can start receiving help. Or call suicide lifeline @ 1-800-273-8255. ...Read more

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Please answer! what mental illness has symptoms of over attachment and attention seeking behavior?

Please answer! what mental illness has symptoms of over attachment and attention seeking behavior?

Personality Disorder: Some personality disorders may cause a person to become overly attached to others, fear rejection and display attention seeking behavior. On the other hand, even normal people can display these symptoms under very stressful circumstances. ...Read more

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Difference between behavioral problem or mental illness?

BEHAVIOR PROBLEM: Behavior problem in not a mental derangement unless it persist for more than 3-4 mo. Where in mental health consult. May be indicated. It is clinically significant if it interfere with social or cognitive functioning or maturation. ...Read more

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My doctor diagnosed my mental illness as ocd. Is OCD characterized by a repeating behavior?

Yes: Ocd causes intrusive thoughts and anxiety that is temporarily reduced by repeating certain behaviors, often in very specific ways. Here is a fuller description: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001926/. ...Read more

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Help please! is bdsm a sign of mental illness?

No: It would be considered a fetish. Not a disorder. Sexual disorders may be associated like sexual addiction, especially where the sexual behavior affects performance and functioning in other areas outside of relationships. But there are practicioners of bdsm that engage in those behaviors safely and compartmentalize the sexual behaviors to the appropriate setting. ...Read more

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Is insecurity a sign of mental illness?

Not unless severe: "mental illness" is a judgment call. Severe mental conditions, e.g., schizophrenia, are clearly illnesses, while moderately bad depression is debatable, and most would agree mild to moderate insecurity is not. But if a person has severe insecurity that interferes with everyday life, it might be considered an illness. Whether it's an illness or not, counselors & therapists can help. ...Read more

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I start shaking when i'm nervous. Is this a sign of mental illness?

I start shaking when i'm nervous. Is this a sign of mental illness?

Mindfulness: It is not unusual for someone to have some hand shaking with anxiety and stress levels rising. I would recommend books on mindfulness to help in you dealing with your stress. ...Read more

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My son will not stop eating his boogers. Is this this a sign of mental illness?

My son will not stop eating his boogers. Is this this a sign of mental illness?

Not unusual: Not unusual for younger children. Try to distract and redirect him instead of correcting him when it happens. ...Read more

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Is talking to yourself a sign of mental illness?

Not necessarily: Talking to oneself can mean a lot of different things based on how you were raised, your inner world, your relative degree of disinhibition and the robustness of the social network of an individual. It can be embarrassing and some people may think that an individual who talks to themself is seeing and hearing things. It could be a problem if it cannot be curtailed in socially appropriate ways. ...Read more

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Is killing/hurting people in your head a very disturbing sign of mental illness?

Is killing/hurting people in your head a very disturbing sign of mental illness?

Do you think of this: Often? Does it give you pleasure? Is it upsetting to you? Does it make you feel more powerful? Do have the urge to act on these thoughts? Do you hurt animals? If this has happened to you very often, i would encourage you to get it checked out. If you believe you are imminently going to harm or kill someone please let police know so that they can help to get you safely to a medical facility. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are abnormally large eyes sign of mental illness?

Can you tell me, are abnormally large eyes sign of mental illness?

No, the size of a: Person's eyes is not a way to tell if they have a psychiatric disorder. However, the pupils (black central circle) may dilate or become smaller in response to things like stress. Take care. ...Read more

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What are signs of mental illness?

Which one: Mental illness refers to abnormal mood and/or thought content and process and/or behavior. There are many types of mental illness. Most common are anxiety, depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, but also dementia, developmental disorders such as autism. ...Read more

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What are common signs of mental illness?

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

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What are the signs of serious mental illness?

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

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What are some signs of mental illness in a child?

What are some signs of mental illness in a child?

Erratic behavior: Mental illness is an extremely broad term. Any obvious and persistent abnormal behavior might be questioned. ...Read more

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Can you please discuss the of the warning signs of mental illness?

Vague: The term mental illness is a very general term with many, many conditions falling under it. If you could be more specific about which mental health condition you are interested in - should be able to supply you with better response. ...Read more

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Does a person surely have a mental disorder if he has odd, abnormal behavior?

Does a person surely have a mental disorder if he has odd, abnormal behavior?

Not necessarily: Everyone is different. Some people are more socialized, educated, and conforming to societal norms than others. If people display what appears to be odd or abnormal behavior there may be an explanation of it other than that they have a mental disorder. Perhaps they're eccentric. Perhaps they just like butterflies! ...Read more