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What could happen to a persons mind and body when they suddenly stop taking medicines for a mental disorder?

What could happen to a persons mind and body when they suddenly stop taking medicines for a mental disorder?

Bad Things: No psychiatric medication should be stopped abruptly and stopping such medications should be done carefully with physician supervision.

Depending on your condition and the medications that you are taking, you may experience severe depression, psychosis or mania.

If you want to get off of your psychiatric medications that is fine, talk to your psychiatrist about how to taper off of them safely. ...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 street drugs trigger a dormant mental disorder?

Can street drugs trigger a dormant mental disorder?

Yes and no: Street drugs, especially stimulus can stimulate or induce a psychosis, causing hallucinations, agitation and even violent behavior. It's usually not permanent, if the drugs are stopped. ...Read more

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Who can diagnose a mental disorder?

Mental Illness: It helps to figure out the type of the mental do & how to treat it. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a mental disorder?

Seek help: From your doctor, psychologist or psychiatrist. Take care. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a mental disorder?

No single answer: Mental disorder is a broad term, like "disease, " there is no single set of symptoms that define it, except that it affects behavior and or thinking in ways that cause the person to have trouble functioning on a day-to-day basis. ...Read more

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Could you "grow out" of having mental disorder?

It depends: Many disorders fluctuate spontaneously over time; there may be symptom-free periods (even for years). Some improve partially - e.g., some with adhd lose the hyperactivity, but retain concentration problems, as they age. Some personality disorders may improve over time. Some disorders stay more or less the same, and some get worse over time. Treatment, of course, greatly influences illness course. ...Read more

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Could my little brother have a mental disorder?

Not enough info: There isn't enough information available to make even a guess at this. However, psychological or psychiatric evaluation could help to clarify the matter. Take care. ...Read more

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What is the most common type of mental disorder?

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Mental do: Agree, especially generalized anxiety disorder.

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How to know if I have some kind of mental disorder?

See your doc: I'm not sure what is making you concerned about your having a mental disorder, but I would say this:
1- if you are having distressing thoughts and feelings you should see your doc. If s/he needs to refer you out, they will
2- don't worry about "having a disorder." We name stuff so we can generalize and talk to each other. Everyone is their own separate cluster of symptoms and experiences.
Be well ...Read more

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What to do if I have a mental disorder or something?

Get evaluated: Two factors determine illness: symptoms and dysfunction. If the symptoms have a negative impact on your life like interfering with work, relationships or enjoyment of life I would seek help ...Read more

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I'm my suffering from a mental disorder, what to do?

Are you asking if: You are suffering from a mental health disorder or are you stating that you have one? If you aren't sure - a mental health evaluation would be good first step. If you have already been diagnosed are you seeing a therapist for help? ...Read more

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How to know if I have a mental disorder of some sort?

If you have: Worrisome symptoms - please consider psychiatric/ psychological assessment. Take care. ...Read more

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What do I do if possible symptoms of a mental disorder?

What do I do if possible symptoms of a mental disorder?

See a psychiatrist: Psychiatrists are the physicians who specialize in helping people with mental disorders. You could consult one for an evaluation, and s/he would provide diagnostic findings and treatment recommendations. If you've not had a good overall health examination recently, you may also want to see your family physician for that. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what are symptoms of a mental disorder?

Many: Mental disorders are many. They ccover a whole medical specialty and several sub specialities.. the severity and the impact on daily functioning varies. Be more specific and we will try to answer more specifically ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a mental disorder of some sort?

See a psychiatrist: You have to go to see a psychiatrist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What can you do to test a person with a mental disorder?

Dx: Diagnostic interview and observation of behavior. Psychological testing and collateral information may also help. ...Read more

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What if I was to have a mental disorder would I know it?

What if I was to have a mental disorder would I know it?

No problem: That dose is within acceptable limits. Make sure advil (ibuprofen) is taken with food to minimize the risk of GI problems. ...Read more

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I would like help diagnosing a possible mental disorder?

See your doctor: The best way is to see a Psychiatrist for a comprehensive Psychiatric evaluation. They are the best trained clinicians for diagnosing these disorders. Your family physician or internist can do a good job if well trained and they take the time. Most of the time, making a reliable psychiatric diagnosis requires taking the time to obtain a full history, which is time consuming. ...Read more

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What happens if you are diagnosed with a mental disorder?

You should: You should see a psychiatrist and talk about what treatment options are and what your progression may be. Can also talk about what to expect. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have mental disorder from bullying?

Is it possible that I have mental disorder from bullying?

Yes: Please see a psychologist for a diagnostic workup. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: mental disorder?

Mental Disorder: A mental disorder is psychological condition or set of behaviors that either causes the individual emotional distress and/or results in impairment in various areas of their life. ...Read more

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What would people resist taking mental disorder medication?

Variety of reasons: There are a lot of different reasons. Some are literally paranoid and would not take any tablets or pills thinking that ultimately they will poison them. There are some that are implementing cultural beliefs and honoring the worldviews of their relatives. Then there are some that have such high anxiety and deem it risky that are not paranoid. And some have a healthy desire to give therapy a chance. ...Read more

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What type mental disorder does someone who stalks people have?

Stalking behavior: Stalking behavior may be related to a mental disorder such as ocd, a psychotic condition, a delusional disorder, a sexual disorder, or some other disorder. Or it is possible that stalking behavior is simply a function of deviant or criminal behavior. At times, the lines between psychopathology, deviant and criminal behavior becomes difficult to sort out. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is considered as a serious mental disorder?

Chronic impairment.: Mental illness that has a chronic impairment on an individual's functioning is a highlight of serious mental illness. ...Read more

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What type of mental disorder would cause a person to stop showering?

Several: Examples to name just a few. Severe depression, schizophrenia, psychosis, severe bipolar disorder. Essentially, one who has stopped caring for their personal hygiene should seek professional help and get properly diagnosed and treated by a psychiatrist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if I was to have a mental disorder would I know it?

Not necessarily: You may or may not have insight into the matter. If it caused you pain or suffering or was a change from previous mood/ thinking/ behavior than you may be more likely to be self-aware. ...Read more

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Is there an effective way to determine if you have a mental disorder?

Get evaluation: If one is concerned about this issue, it would be best to get an evaluation by a mental health professional. It is usually difficult to diagnose yourself and figure out what is wrong. Just thinking that you might need an evaluation is a big step in the right direction which should be followed up by seeing someone. ...Read more

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What is the best way to take care of the mental disorder of liberalism?

Liberalism: Liberalism is not a mental disorder. Maybe you need a more open mind. ...Read more