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What is the definition or description of: psychiatric problem?

What is the definition or description of: psychiatric problem?

Impairment: A psychological/behavioral symptom that causes impairment in a person's function or distress for that person. For example: anxiety is normal & keeps us alert to possible danger. If anxiety is excessive or out of proportion to the situation, and causes us distress or impaiment in our ability to handle situations, then we have an anxiety disorder. It is then considered to be a psychiatric problem. ...Read more

Psychiatric Problem (Definition)

A psychological/behavioral symptom that causes impairment in a person's function or distress for that person. For example: anxiety is normal & keeps us alert to possible danger. If anxiety is excessive or out of proportion to the situation, and causes us distress or impaiment in our ability to handle situations, then we have an anxiety disorder. It is then considered to ...Read more


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Do you think people who have any psychiatric problem should watch horror movies?

Do you think people who have any psychiatric problem should watch horror movies?

Really depends: Many people simply don't like horror movies; others find them irresistable. If someone has anxiety problems especially about safety, horror movies probably are a bad idea. Observing the effect of watching is one way to decide: if worries increase & functioning decreases after watching a type of movie--or other things on tv--then probably best to avoid them. I don't watch the evening news. ...Read more

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Will having a childhood psychiatric problem stop me from getting a job in health insurance company?

Will having a childhood psychiatric problem stop me from getting a job in health insurance company?

It shouldn't: Is this childhood problem still active, and are you still in treatment for it? If it has resolved or is under good control, you should be able to do any job you choose and are trained for. Employers cannot request your medical records, or make hiring decisions based on disability. They can ask about your ability to perform a job, though -- and they can review your credit report. ...Read more

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Can brain of a man with psychiatric problem be evaluated during an operation to identify the problem?

Can brain of a man with psychiatric problem be evaluated during an operation to identify the problem?

No.: We're not sophisticated enough yet to know when psychiatric problems arise in the brain. There is nothing direct observation of brain tissue can tell us, unless someone has a seizure disorder, where sometimes changes can be observed. Less invasive tests such as fmri and brain imaging are being used in research to try to pin down such connections, but we have a long way to go. ...Read more

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Is there a psychiatric problem that could cause headaches and make me see things out of the corner of my eye?

Is there a psychiatric problem that could cause headaches and make me see things out of the corner of my eye?

These are separate: Headaches are a neurological problem by definition and can be caused by or worsened by stress; stress is not a psychiatric problem but a part of life. Consider seeing a primary care provider or possibly a neurologist for recurrent headaches. If you are concerned about what you see out of the corner of your eyes, discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm 36 weeks and I have (angoisse) a psychiatric problem of fear due to miscarriage can this give me a hard time to deliver the baby normally?

I'm 36 weeks and I have (angoisse) a psychiatric problem of fear due to miscarriage can this give me a hard time to deliver the baby normally?

Therapy could help: Seeing a therapist to talk through your fear and anxiety may or may not help the delivery, but there's a good chance it could help you have a better experience of your childbirth. Pre- and peri-natal hypnosis has been shown to be particularly helpful in reducing pain and complications of childbirth. ...Read more

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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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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

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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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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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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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Which mental disorder is characterized by someone believing only in their own reality?

Which mental disorder is characterized by someone believing only in their own reality?

Human State: Without being facetious, i'd say this is the state of most humans -- whether we realize it or not. Most of us are shocked when others see things differently from us. Think of all the household arguments you've ever seen; the stalemate in our congress; wars, etc. We walk around with our opinions of others, forgetting that we only see a portion of reality. In this way, we're all delusional. ...Read more

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Spiritual causes of mental disorder?

Spiritual causes of mental disorder?

What do you mean?: What do you mean by "spiritual? " this is not a term that is often used by mental health or medical practitioners when discussing the various causes of mental disorders. Usually we speak of "biopsychosocial" causes. But, to explain mental disorders we consider all aspects of a person, including one's religious or spiritual beliefs. Certainly, what one believes affects one's mental health. ...Read more

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Is necrophilia considered a mental disorder?

Is necrophilia considered a mental disorder?

Yes: Necrophilia (the erotic attachment to corpses) is a paraphilia. Paraphilias are recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors generally involving nonhuman objects, the suffering or humiliation of oneself or one's partner, or children or other non-consenting persons -- occurring over at least 6 months. For some, sexual arousal is possible only with the preferred fantasy. ...Read more

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Is enjoying paraphilia porn a mental disorder?

Is enjoying paraphilia porn a mental disorder?

Enjoying porn: Enjoyment of pornography can be an normal means of sexual arousal, and even couples may enjoy viewing pornography together. With the ever-present availability, accessibility and affordability of free porn on the internet, there becomes a risk that a person might become fixated on porn as the primary means of achieving sexual gratification. If so, help from a professional might be considered. ...Read more

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Do I have a mental disorder if I pick my nose a lot?

Do I have a mental disorder if I pick my nose a lot?

No: If you do it in public a lot, you might have a social problem. Or, you might have a sinus problem, a cold, or allergies. ...Read more

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How can I tell my doctor I think I have a mental disorder?

Be honest: Your doctor hasn't hear it all, but he has heard most of it. Be honest and explain your concerns. He/she will help you figure out whether this is a problem. And, if it is a problem he/she will help you determine a course of action to deal with it. ...Read more

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Why is homosexuality no longer considered a mental disorder?

A meeting of the: Psychiatric community makes a determination of what conditions are considered a mental disorder. These are published in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. These change every several years. ...Read more

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In which mental disorder do you have very sensitive hearing?

Not typically: Sensitive hearing in my clinical experience is not related to a mental disorder. ...Read more

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Can depression count as a mental disorder and what exactly is it?

Can depression count as a mental disorder and what exactly is it?

Depression: Yes. Diagnosis is by thorough evaluation & assessment thru good history intake & mental status examination. Depression scales such as zung scale & others are used to confirm severity of the depression & to gauge progress in therapy. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to tell my doctor I think I have a mental disorder?

Just tell: Just go ahead and blurt it out. A good doctor should pay attention. If your doctor does not give you what you need, find a second opinion. ...Read more

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How probable is it a child will get the same mental disorder as one of their parents?

How probable is it a child will get the same mental disorder as one of their parents?

Depends: Which mental disorder. Your question is too general to be answered specifically. ...Read more

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How likely is it a child will get the exact same mental disorder as one of her parents?

How likely is it a child will get the exact same mental disorder as one of her parents?

Possible: Mental illness, like all medical conditions, are inherited to some extent. We know a lot about the inheritance if some illnesses, while we know very little about others. Depending on the illness in question, the inheritance pattern may be known. Consult your doctor for a specific answer. ...Read more

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What happens to a person before they beoome a skitzo or have another labeled mental disorder?

Nothing: Schizophrenia in layman terms is a deviation of what is culturally normal?
Nothing causes it. About 30% lead normal life. Another 30% are bizarre, do not mix well with public. And last is chroically mentally ill in& out psychiatric hospitals. Many in society do not have to be labled anything bec. Their behavior is acceptable. It is only a disorder when their thier becomes unmanageable... ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with post traumatic stress from a carwreck, how can I win against this mental disorder?

I've been diagnosed with post traumatic stress from a carwreck, how can I win against this mental disorder?

PTSD can be a: Nasty disorder and quite a worthy opponent. Cognitive processing therapy, emdr, psychoeducation & psychotherapy can be very helpful. The previous recommendation for prazosin & ssri's is good. Some patients do well with the simple combination of melatonin & buspar (buspirone). The important thing is that you get help. The longer one goes without help the more hardwired in the ptsd sxs become. ...Read more

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I sometimes smell smoke that's not really there. Is this the start of dementia? Or some sort of mental disorder?

I sometimes smell smoke that's not really there. Is this the start of dementia? Or some sort of mental disorder?

Hallucinations: Foul smell awareness can be due to seizures, although that is not the most common reason. Evaluation of brain tissue and sinuses with eeg consideration may be helpful. Keep calendar of frequency and type. ...Read more

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I get incredibly angry and agitated sometimes as an irrational response. Could this be a sign of a greater mental disorder?

I get incredibly angry and agitated sometimes as an irrational response. Could this be a sign of a greater mental disorder?

It may or may not be: We can not say if it is or not. I will suggest that you consult a Psychiatrist and get a Psychiatric evaluation in detail to answer your concern ...Read more

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