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Is the inability to trust anyone a psychiatric disorder?

Is the inability to trust anyone a psychiatric disorder?

Trust: Yes. For a healthy adaptation to life with a family, in a community, and at work it is necessary to have a basic amount of trust, or you will never end up getting close to anyone. Many people have been burned repeatedly by individuals who did not deserve their trust. Not trusting anyone is a maladaptive response that won't really help. Counseling can help you decide who deserves your trust. Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Could these physical and psychiatric problems be symptoms of a disease?

Psychiatry: Sometimes for example
low thyroid can present as tiredness, fatigue, weakness, dry hair, constipation
insomnia could indicate psychiatric illness up to 40 % of the time
any physical or psychiatric symptoms causing distress need a medical and psychiatric evaluation. Read more

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What to do if you suspect you or a loved one may have a psychiatric disorder 

What to do if you suspect you or a loved one may have a psychiatric disorder 

Discuss with your lo: Try to explain that many psychiatric disorders are nothing more than medical abnormalities that are very treatable by psychiatrists. Read more

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Can a person have two psychiatric disease together? Or there can be only one diagnosis?

Can a person have two psychiatric disease together? Or there can be only one diagnosis?

Can be more than 1: The official diagnostic system in psychiatry (called dsm-4) is set up to allow multiple diagnoses at the same time. For example, a person may have "major depression" and also "panic disorder". Nonetheless, it's often useful to see if everything can be explained by one problem. For example, depression can cause anxiety and insomnia — treat the depression and those other problems get better too. Read more

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Is oppositional defiant disorder a psychiatric condition?

Is oppositional defiant disorder a psychiatric condition?

ODD: It is a behavioral disorder classified under the psychiatric diagnoses. Read more

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How do a neurological disorder and a psychiatric disorder differ?

How do a neurological disorder and a psychiatric disorder differ?

Some overlap: There are several conditions that are both neuro and psych, but in general psychiatric covers mood, behavior, cognitive function, attention. Neuro incolves motor and/or sensory abnormalities, several types of pain issues, seizures, headahes and several types of tumors, as well as some infections and neuro degnerative conditions. Read more

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What axis (for psychiatric illnesses) is somatization disorders on?

What axis (for psychiatric illnesses) is somatization disorders on?

Axis I: Axis I is for reporting all the various clinical disorders or other conditions that may be a focus of clinical attention except for personality disorders and mental retardation (which are reported on axis ii). Somatization disorder is a type of somatoform disorder. Read more

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Is it selfish to conceive a child, knowing your child may inherit a psychiatric disorder?

Is it selfish to conceive a child, knowing your child may inherit a psychiatric disorder?

No: Your child may not inherit the disease. Also, depending on your diagnosis, your child may not be at significant risk. I would discus your thoughts with your doctor. Read more

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Could chronic insomnia be a psychiatric or neurological disorder?

Could chronic insomnia be a psychiatric or neurological disorder?

Sleep disorder: There can be many different causes for sleep disruption and both psychiatric and neurological problems can affect. See a sleep specialist, perhaps do an overnight sleep study and get back on schedule. Read more

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Can you please describe the behavioural and psychiatric changes manifested in thyroid disease?

Can you please describe the behavioural and psychiatric changes manifested in thyroid disease?

Psychiatry: Sometimes for example
low thyroid can present as tiredness, fatigue, weakness, dry hair, constipation, depression etc
insomnia could indicate psychiatric illness up to 40 % of the time
any physical or psychiatric symptoms causing distress need a medical and psychiatric evaluation. Read more

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What are some psychiatric disorders that can cause panic?

What are some psychiatric disorders that can cause panic?

Panic Disorder: Panic attacks are the feature of panic disorder, which means that a person has an ongoing difficulty with episodes of panic (not just 1 or 2 times), and that these episodes are significantly interfering with daily functioning. In these situations, it is important to rule out other possible causes of panic, such as other medical diseases or side effects from medications. Read more

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What is a personality disorder and can it be treated by drugs / psychiatry?

What is a personality disorder and can it be treated by drugs / psychiatry?

Enduring Patterns: A personality disorder is a mental health condition in which an individual exhibits enduring behaviors and experiences associated with significant stress or disability deviating from social expectations especially in relating to others. Personality disorders are inflexible and pervasive across many situations. Ttreament is usually some form of psychotherapy combined with medication management. Read more

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Is there a chance factor of psychiatric patients passing on the disease to their off-springs?

Is there a chance factor of psychiatric patients passing on the disease to their off-springs?

Yes: We know that many psychiatric problems have an increased genetic risk. However, this is not guaranteed to occur. Even though the risk is increased for many disorders, the chances are still greater that a problem will not be "passed on" to the next generation. It is good to be aware of the possibility, but to not automatically expect it to occur. Read more

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How do I tell my parents I think my brother has psychiatric disorder?

How do I tell my parents I think my brother has psychiatric disorder?

Parents: This is hard but in some way they may already supect it. It is best to gently discuss this with your brother and see what he says, then gently ask you parents and see if their reaction. Ask questions like what if we told mom and dad? Or what if someone we know had a serious illness? Move from the general to the specific. It may be best to consult and pay for a counselor just for this issue. Read more

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Can you tell me the behavioural and psychiatric changes manifested in thyroid disease?

Thyroid disease: Psychiatric changes associated with thyroid disease depend on the type of thyroid problem. In hypothyroidism, the thyroid is underactive and the person may be depressed, lethargic, and have poor memory and concentration. May progress to suicidal ideation. In hyperthyroidism, the thyroid is overactive and the person can be restless, anxious, agitated, with racing thoughts, and insomnia. Read more

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What are some psychiatric disorders that involve sleep but is not a sleep disorder?

What are some psychiatric disorders that involve sleep but is not a sleep disorder?

Psych and Insomnia: Depression can cause insomnia or hypersomnia,
bipolar mania can cause decreased need foe sleep and insomnia
anxiety can cause racing thoughts and insomnia
stimulants, caffeine later in the day can cause insomnia
cocaine, meth can cause insomnia for days
marijuana can cause hypersomnia etc
these are general guidelines and it is not confirmatory. Read more

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Why people with psychiatric disorders tend to miss work and school a lot?

Why people with psychiatric disorders tend to miss work and school a lot?

Illness/Med. Effects: They may lack motivation or they be psychiatrically decompensated or severely inpaired. Their psychiatric condition may interfere with their functioning. Medciation may cause adverse side effects that interfere with their normal participation in school or work. Thinking, concentration, memory, motivation problems, mdication induced sedation may cause them not to able to go to school or work. Read more