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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 insecurity a sign of mental illness?

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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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 having a lack of empathy a sign of mental immaturity?

Empathy: It is a sign of limited interpersonal skills which in some sense could be labeled interpersonal immaturity or of a self centered relational style. Best. ...Read more

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Is oppositional defiance disorder real or is it just a sign of a lack of discipline at home?

Is oppositional defiance disorder real or is it just a sign of a lack of discipline at home?

Real: Oppositional defiance disorder (odd) is a difficult to manage behavior disorder which has a biologic cause. Severe discipline or lax discipline may worsen the behavior; you may need some advanced parenting skills to manage the behavior . The majority of children with odd also have adhd. Your doctor can recommend a behavior specialist to help you develop a workable behavior plan. ...Read more

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Is hostility a mental illness of sorts please?

Is hostility a mental illness of sorts please?

Hostility in and of: Itself, is not a mental illness, but as a symptom, it could be related to a number of possible illnesses. I would strongly advise first a thorough physical examination with your family doctor to run out any underlying medical problems as the cause and then an evaluation with a psychiatrist. We are here to help. ...Read more

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Is being self preoccupied considered a sign of schizophrenia delusions of grandeur or just egotism?

Is being self preoccupied considered a sign of schizophrenia delusions of grandeur or just egotism?

It could be many: It could be many things. It is not a symptom of schizophrenia, it could be anxiety, egotism. I would not even try to guess without meeting with you and discussing your history and the issues you are worried about. Meet with a therapist and sort things out. ...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 hostility a mental illness?

Can be a symptom: Hostility isn't a mental illness, but it certainly can be a symptom that is a part of a number of mental health disorders. ...Read more

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Can fear of abandonment be manifested as a key symptom in other mental illness besides borderline personality disorder?

Can fear of abandonment be manifested as a key symptom in other mental illness besides borderline personality disorder?

Fear of abandonment: is not unique to Borderline Personality Disorder which includes a pattern of unstable intense relationships, distorted self-image, extreme emotions and impulsiveness. It may occur in otherwise healthy individuals or in individuals who are anxious and/or depressed. Develop emotional self-reliance, positive self-esteem, self-confidence and realistic relationships. Therapy can help. Best regards. ...Read more

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Are drug-alcohol addictions a diagnosed mental illness? Is it a way of life that may involve disorders?

Are drug-alcohol addictions a diagnosed mental illness? Is it a way of life that may involve disorders?

Addiction+ diagnosis: Addiction to substances of all kinds are listed in a section of the diagnostic & statistical manual (dsm). However, addictions to alcohol and other drugs are actually a metabolic disorder wherein the brain does not process alcohol or other mood altering substances in a normal way. ...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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Help please! is delusional psychosis just a symptom of mental illness or is it a diagnosis?

Psychosis: Delusional psychosis is a redundant term. Psychosis include hallucinations and/ or delusions. There are many forms of psychoses depending on the type of symptoms, length and severity of them, and the age group affected. All those elements are considered to reach a diagnosis in particular, and to determine the different etiologies, or causes, of the illness. ...Read more

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Is feeling apathy towards any suggestion of an activity considered a personality disorder?

Is feeling apathy towards any suggestion of an activity considered a personality disorder?

Not Necessarily: More information would be needed to give a definitive answer. However, apathy can arise for many diffferent reasons, some of which may be personality disorders. There would be some concern about possible depression. It would also be important to make sure that your overall physical health is good. ...Read more

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Fear of gaining weight is it always a sign of emotional immaturity or neediness?

Fear of gaining weight is it always a sign of emotional immaturity or neediness?

Causes - weight gain: Wow thats harsh! weight gain can be from normal aging and maturation weight gain can be from hormonal imbalances such as thyroid disease weight gain can be from heart disease or cancers weight gain can be from anxiety and overeating weight gain can be from eating to quell the pain of an ulcer and on and on and on get checked by a physician and don't be judgemental as there are many causes. ...Read more

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What symptom of addiction is characterized by excessive preoccupation with the behavior?

What symptom of addiction is characterized by excessive preoccupation with the behavior?

That IS one of: the symptoms of addiction. Among others is a compulsion to act on the addictive urge(s). Then there are the consequences, which vary depending upon what type of addiction (gambling, alcohol, sex, internet, food and drugs are the big six). Look for triggers and cues to set up the addictive reflex (the automatic urge to act out). Go to an addictionologist or psychologist. ...Read more

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Which emotional disorder could cause a person to have irrational outbursts of violent behavior?

Which emotional disorder could cause a person to have irrational outbursts of violent behavior?

Several: It is a key feature of intermittent explosive disorder. However, other emotional disorders can lead to mood instability which might end up with violent episodes. Is the person in touch with reality? It not look towards psychotic disorders. Possibly a mood disorder in a manic episode which can manifest in irritability and impulsivity. Look for substance and alcohol abuse too. Get help! ...Read more

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Is developing inappropriate facial expressions a symptom of dementia?

Is developing inappropriate facial expressions a symptom of dementia?

Possibly...: If one has dementia, that could explain such symptoms; otherwise, emotional, neuropsychological and/or organic factors would need to be explored. ...Read more

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