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What causes mental health disorders?

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What causes mental health disorders?

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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Are mental health disorders curable?

Are mental health disorders curable?

Resolution: Typically mental health disorder are not thought of as curable. Rather, emotional issues and conflicts are usually though of as being better managed or resolved through psychotherapy/ medication as well. The symptoms, whatever they may be, ideally diminish in impact, but will always be there to a much lessened degree. Through psychotherapy one learns how to recognize triggers of emotional issues. ...Read more

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Possibilities of health psychology?

Possibilities of health psychology?

Health psychologists: Work in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and are consulted to help patients and their doctors better understand both psychological antecedents that exacerbate disease, as well as the psychological effects illness has on the patient, and offers ways to mitigate both in order to improve prognosis, well-being and overall quality of life. ...Read more

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What are Mental Health conditions?

What are Mental Health conditions?

Mental health: They can be categorized into psychotic, anxiety, mood, and several other general groups of conditions. Mental health conditions cause distress, and occupational or social impairment to the sufferer. They are treatable typically using medications and therapy in the form of individual and/or group, and depending upon the illness. ...Read more

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Mental disorders are diseases?

Mental disorders are diseases?

Yes: Mental disorders are diseases, not a moral failing. If you have any issues, please consult your doctor as effective treatment may be available for the disorder. ...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 you list some common symtoms of bipolar mental disorder?

Can you list some common symtoms of bipolar mental disorder?

You may know that: Bipolar disorder manifests in extreme mood swings between depression and mania/hyperactivity. Some folks are more hyper and some more depressed. The cycle can be very quick or span over days. A licensed mental health professional can diagnose and treat you. It's best to go to someone who has a lot of experience w/this. Your family doc can refer you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Are anxiety disorders officially considered mental illnesses?

Are anxiety disorders officially considered mental illnesses?

Yes: In fact, some consider anxiety disorders among the most common types of mental illnesses. Anxiety disorders include panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and post traumatic stress disorder. ...Read more

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Help please! is depression and other mental health problems genetic?

Help please! is depression and other mental health problems genetic?

Depression Familial: While depression and other mental health problems are not technically genetic, it can be familial. If you have one or more 1st degree relative (mother, father, etc) with depression or another mental illness, you could be at increased risk for the condition as well. ...Read more

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How many disorders does dsm-iv-tr list under the category for pervasive developmental disorders (pdds)?

How many disorders does dsm-iv-tr list under the category for pervasive developmental disorders (pdds)?

5: The dsm IV lists 5 different categories of pervasive developmental disorders. The new dsm v lists only autism spectrum disorder. This does away with separate diagnoses for autism, pdd-nos, and asperger's disorder. ...Read more

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What medical conditions cause fibromyalgia?

What medical conditions cause fibromyalgia?

See below: I have seen people with liver problems (hepatitis) have fibromyalgia. Persons with infections like lyme disease may sometimes have fibromyalgia symptoms. People with depression often have fibromyalgia. It is known that persons (usually women) with a history of physical or sexual abuse either as children or adults have a higher propensity to fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Can alcohol cause mental health issues?

Can alcohol cause mental health issues?

Big time: Alcoholism is mother of many mental health issues; anxiety, depression, insomnia, other substance abuse, stress, psychosis, delirium and dementia to name a few, leave alone medical issues it causes. ...Read more

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Are mental health disorders specific to different blood groups?

Are mental health disorders specific to different blood groups?

No.: I have not encountered any documentation of a correlation between blood type and mental health issues. One has nothing to do with the other. ...Read more

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What social problems are linked to health issues?

What social problems are linked to health issues?

Depends: How disease is viewed depends on time, society and context. Usually, higher socio-economic status correlates with better access to healthcare. For example, diabetes in poor areas might be associated with poor access to healthful foods and education, while in affluent areas, might be due to sedentary life-style and overindulgence. ...Read more

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What causes mental disorders?

Many factors: Unfortunately, we don't know exactly what causes any particular mental disorder, maybe with the exception of PTSD. Some are genetically based, but they may not show up in all members of a family. Equally frrequent are environmentally based causes such as chronic neglect or abuse, but these also don't always develop in everyone exposed. It is an ongoing and longstanding question. ...Read more

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Why are mental illnesses considered as brain diseases?

Why are mental illnesses considered as brain diseases?

Mental illness: Historically mental diseases were thought to be manifestations of psychological imbalance. Over the last 30+ years it has become clear that the underlying cause of most mental disorders is related to chemical imbalances in the brain. ...Read more

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Do certain mental illnesses cause burnout?

Do certain mental illnesses cause burnout?

It depends: Excessive stress causes burnout. Stress can also be associated with various mental illnesses. So i believe burnout may be related to some mental illnesses, but not necessarily caused by it. It is a bit like the question of which came first the chicken or the egg. ...Read more

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Are these mental disorders genetic?

Are these mental disorders genetic?

Mental Disorders are: The result of numerous factors often including genetics, environmental influences, and situations, especially stress. Genetics and development also may provide factors to reduce or protect against the impact of mental disorders. A proper evaluation can assess risks and protective factors and therapy or counseling can guide toward better health. Best regards. ...Read more

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Are mental disorders genetic?

Are mental disorders genetic?

Genetic Influence: There is evidence for genetic predisposition in mood disorders like depression & bipolar disorder; anxiety disorders; and schizophrenia. There may be some in alcoholism also. Having 1st degree relatives with a condition does not mean you will develop it though, because genes are not the only important influence. Environment, nutrition, and lifestyle play a huge part in how things show up. ...Read more