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Dr. Adam Tripp
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Mental Disorder (Overview)

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.


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Can there be a mental disorder where the afflicted believes they're younger than they actually are?

Can there be a mental disorder where the afflicted believes they're younger than they actually are?

Maybe: People with multiple personality disorder (mpd) have distinct personalities that "take over, " depending on the situation they are facing. Some of those personalities can be quite young, and the person when in that state certainly will act young and may believe her or she is whatever age that personality is. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Tripp
203 doctors shared insights

Mental Disorder (Overview)

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.


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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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Improving Mental Health (Checklist)

Do something vigorous everyday
Once
Maintain perfect sleep hygiene
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Accomplish a task daily, no matter how small
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Have contact with a friend daily, even if by text or email
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Constant moods and anxiety, any sign of a mental disorder?

Constant moods and anxiety, any sign of a mental disorder?

All depends: All of us are moody and irritable at times. If moodiness persists and isn't clearly connected to things happening in your life, then it could be a sign of something worth looking into, especially if other symptoms such as tiredness, decreased motivation, poor sleep, or thoughts of self-harm are present. May be physical, may be psychological; whatever the reason don't hesitate to seek help.. ...Read more

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For a dsm-iv-tr diagnosis of any mental disorder there must be evidence of what thing?

Impairment: Each diagnosis has specific criteria appropriate to the problem. The only overarching requirement is that the signs and symptoms associated with a specific disorder such as depression or anxiety be causing impairment to the individual. ...Read more

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Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Checklist)

See a psychiatrist
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Engage in cognitive behavioral therapy
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Make sure OCD is not a possible side effects of your medications
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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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Where can I get a diagnostic & statistical manual of mental disorders?

Where can I get a diagnostic & statistical manual of mental disorders?

Bookstore or Amazon: The dsm is readily available to anyone who wants to buy it. It is published by the american psychiataric association but sold just like any other book. There are even small-print versions. The latest, current version is dsm-iv tr. You do not need any special training or qualifications to purchase it. ...Read more