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Why does medical science know so little about mental illness?

Why does medical science know so little about mental illness?

Human life's complex: Science advances slowly and 'little' vs 'a lot' is an opinion. Actually there are constant corrections being made all through Medical science now - and other fields of knowledge too. Mental issues combine cognition/emotion/motivation/perception/behavior/biochemistry/genetics/environment/trauma and perhaps more. It's amazing we know what we do! As long as we're humble and caring - we do out best. ...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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Can someone live with a mental illness without seeking medical treatment?

Menta illness: Its always better to see an expert and get help. But if the so called mental illness is not affecting your personal, social, work life and not causing severe distress may be you can get by i suppose. ...Read more

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Is still researching gong on in mental illness like ocd?Is it a proved medical fact that low seritonin cause OCD and depression.will taking SSRIS help

Is still researching gong on in mental illness like ocd?Is it a proved medical fact that low seritonin cause OCD and depression.will taking SSRIS help

Research continues: We know that SSRIs can help with OCD. We know that SSRIs increase the availability of serotonin (and norepinephrine) in the brain. There is also research indicating dopamine as a factor in the disorder. Unfortunately, we don't yet know the root causes of OCD. ...Read more

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Can there be a way to get a doctor to clear a mental disorder from my medical records?

Yes: If it is an error that you can ask as a right for it to be corrected . Just request that in writing and if not ask thatvyou will contact departmnet of professional regulations . If it is correct than it begs the question as tow why would you be " increasing the stigma against mental illness instead of fighting to reduce it ...Read more

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Could people with mental illness fight their condition/s?

Could people with mental illness fight their condition/s?

"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

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Is a criminal who suffers from a mental illness or personality disorder really at fault for the crime(s) they commit?

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

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What causes mental illness?

What causes mental illness?

Etiology: Easiest way is to think of causes as Biopsychosocial. The biological is genetics. The psychological is self concept such as self-esteem. The social is environment such as stress or traumas. ...Read more

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Can mental illness last forever?

Duration: 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