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Is Talking To Yourself Sign For Bipolar Disorder
Not likely: In this era, involuntary mental health hospitalizations are imposed on homicidal or suicidal patients, or by court order. If there is a dual diagnosis, such as drug addiction and bipolar disorder (happens frequently), a person may be hospitalized for treatment but never against their will. ...Read more
Though depression is not required for diagnosis most people have both manic and depressive episodes and may have mixed episodes with features of both. Length of episodes vary, but are separated by "normal" periods of emotion and behavior. See my answers to similar ...Read more
None! CanDestroyLife: Depression is primarily a human spirit/mind issue: though brain commonly treated. As embodied souls connected to our minds ; using our complex+fragile brain to process ; store experiences + operate our complex ; fragile body so that we can stay within these 4 dimensions for a period of time, prolonged grief ; hopelessness can destroy both our ; others lives. Degree of severity varies widely. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Maybe, maybe not: I agree with dr. Weixel that there are many possible causes for excessive writing. Also "excessive" may be in the eye of the beholder. Witness authors trying to complete a novel, for instance! to understand what's happening, one needs to review the writing itself and place in context with all else about the person. Some people with complex partial seizures also manifest excessive writing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bipolar disorder: can express itself in irrational thinking and fears. Phobic disorder has one or more irrational fears as part of it but the person usually understands at some level that the fear is irrational. Please see a mental health professional for more complete clarification and support. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Behavioral Options?: See this page anxiety disorders assn of bc which contains educational & self-help tools (incl. A video) for managing & even overcoming social anxiety: http://www.Anxietybc.Com/resources/social.Php effective treatment for social anxiety will involve putting yourself in feared social situations, going from ones you fear only a little to others you fear a lot. A cbt expert coach can be big help! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Legally, morally, or: from the perspective of teachers, bosses or other authority figures? Socially unacceptable behaviors can stem from certain underlying mental illnesses. Neurodevelopmental disorders are associated with specific behavioral patterns. The legal guardian of a person with such maladaptive behaviors is responsible for accessing & providing ongoing multimodal treatments to minimize their societal impact. ...Read more
Please advise if it's common for bipolar disorder to be misdiagnosed as borderline personality disorder?
Sometimes.: Yes, on the surface. Some of the characteristics are similar such as the mood instability, impulsivity, sleep disorder especially the hypomanic states. Unlike the bipolar disorder which have distinct periods of mania and depression lasting at least a week, borderline personality disorder shows a pervasive pattern of instability with extremes of idealization and devaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can situational depression/ adjustment disorder turn into clinical depression if its not treated? Just asking for curiosity.
Depression: Depression of any sort be it through chemical imbalance, or environmental stress can worsen when not properly addressed, or treated. Get yourself evaluated for depression, see if medication is warranted, and find a reputable psychotherapist to help figure out what depression means to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is real: Bipolar disorder is a genuine illness in the brain that often causes great suffering to that person and that person's loved ones. Someone can pretend to have bipolar as an excuse to act out, sure. But that does not mean bipolar is not real. Check out the book entitled 'an unquiet mind'. ...Read more
Both are disorders: Both may also be considered diseases. "disorder" is the more contemporary term for these conditions. The term "disease" was more common in earlier eras. For example, in 1874, the journal of nervous and mental disease was first published. While this journal is highly respected, such a title would not be selected for a new journal today. ...Read more
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
Learn the tricks: There are certain patterns in how other folks respond to you depending on your mood. It is really helpful to: (1) keep track of your moods, so you know what the other person might be thinking and (2) learn about those patterns so that you know how to respond when your partner feels you are totally caught up in your own activities (mania) or suddenly incredibly inaccessible (depression). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Let's talk: If your sexual behavior hurts someone, if it interferes with relationships, or activities of daily living (eating, bathing, working, school), if it leads to stealthiness or lying. If it leads to excessive guilt, then you should seek help. First stop is your family doctor, then on to a psychologist who is trained in sexual disorders. ...Read more
BPD is a brain-based: Mental illness or psychiatric disorder, not a personality disorder. Each child of a parent with bpd has a 20% empiric chance of developing it. In some families with a clear pattern of autosomal dominant inheritance, each child of an affected individual has a 50% chance. An MRI study in adults show reduced frontal-lobe volume; one in kids showed "multi-dimensional impairment", as in schizophrenia. ...Read more
An App For That: There are a number of apps for the iphone to help determine if a person might suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder. The app : ybocs OCD test found in the apple app store is an excellent app when it comes to ocd. It is based upon the well known yale-brown obsessive compulsive scale. The 1st part of the program helps with diagnosis and the 2nd half is about gathering data to measure progress. ...Read more
What would be the most effective remedy for cure paranoid personality disorder without going to a phsycayatrist?
Don't know of any.: To make changes, usually requires significant effort on the part of the person who has a personality disorder. Psychiatrists and psychologists are two types of mental health professionals that work with personality disorders. Has the person considered the self help section of the local book store or library? Some times change is best made with baby steps. Take care. ...Read more
Can someone tell me if ptsd is a neurological (brain) disorder or a psychological (mind) disorder?
Biology of PTSD: The simple answer is both. There is a growing body of research that demonstrates biological changes in the brains of those who suffer from PTSD. Treatments can include both biological (medications) and psychological approaches (psychotherapy). The good news is that there is evidence to support that talk therapy may reverse some of the biological changes in PTSD. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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