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

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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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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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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How to get over my self harm issues. I want to know if I have a mental disorder, do you think it's worth getting a diagnosis from a professional?

How to get over my self harm issues. I want to know if I have a mental disorder, do you think it's worth getting a diagnosis from a professional?

Self Harm is a: Symptom. It means that there is a problem. By all means- get a complete evaluation by a psychiatrist or a psychologist. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy can be particularly helpful. Take care. ...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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