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Jim Carrey Mental Illness
"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
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
Usually if your mental illness it depends if it short onset or chronic.
Also does it relapse after starting meds.
If you had adequate treatment responded and were in remission for significant period of ime and then you had relapsed, then it is safest to take the medication lifelong and monitor side effect. ...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
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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
Be more specific...: "mental illness" is a very vague label. It can be as minor as having a phobia of fish to severe psychosis (a disconnect from reality). None of us are totally "normal". The question is do your symptoms significantly interfere with your life? Please be more specific. If unsure, consult a mental health professional. ...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
A mental illness is a medical condition that disrupts a person's thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning. It often result in a diminished capacity for coping with the ordinary demands of life.
Serious mental illnesses: depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive, panic, PTSD. They are medical conditions that interfere with every day life. ...Read more
Genetics & Experienc: A person can be born with a propensity to have various types of mental illness. Life experiences can bring about various symptoms of mental illness. Sometimes there is a combination of both situations. When you are worried about this question, it is probably a good idea to talk with a mental health professional ...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
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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
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
Evaluation needed: And number of symptoms may indicate a mental illness, but can also be symptoms of a physical illness such as diabetes. Problems with emotions, focus, sleep, impulsivity, eating habits, anxiety, depression, relationships, or not being in touch with reality can be indicators of a medical or mental illness or stress. Evaluations by a psychologist or md should give you clear answers. ...Read more
Please repost: Sorry, but your post isn't even a complete sentence. There really isn't any question that can be answered. What ABOUT "the unique needs of people with mental illness"? Please clarify, bearing in mind that many of those needs are social, not medical, issues, & that we're doctors, not political scientists; so if those are the "needs" you refer to, this may not be an appropriate venue. ...Read more
Mental health eval.: Trying to make an accurate psychiatric diagnosis on a loved one is frought with obstacles. Psychiatrists go through 8 years of training after college to learn to do this - so it requires expertise. Being emotionally close to the person automatically impacts how we see them. If you are concerned that someone you care about has a mental disorder, consider encouraging a professional evaluation. ...Read more
Most Do: The best estimates of the effect of psychiatric disorders on employment come from the national comorbidity survey. This survey suggests that in men with a psychiatric disorder are about a 10 - 15% less likely to be working than those without a disorder. The effect in women is a bit less. So the answer is most do work. ...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
It's the same...: Disability status, is based on the evaluation by a medical specialist that your illness does not allow you to work in any economically viable capacity. Disability from a psychiatric diagnosis is usually subjected to more critical review than from other medical diagnosis as it is commonly believed that they are more often abused. Explore this option with a social worker & research gov ssd online. ...Read more