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How come certain mental disorders have toe walking as a symptom?

How come certain mental disorders have toe walking as a symptom?

Good question: Neurological toe walking can be caused by spasticity. Many upper motor neuron lesions can cause this hypertonic condition in various muscle groups including the gastrocsoleus which forms the achilles tendon. As this becomes contracted this causes the ankle to flex...Plantar flex...Which causes toe walking. ...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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What are the symptoms of a mental disorder?

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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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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What are my symptoms most closely related to?(excluding mental disorders)

Talk to your: Doctor and your parents. They should be able to help you understand what is wrong and why they are choosing the medications for you. Let them know you are wondering if there is a medical reason for your symptoms as opposed to psychological causes. ...Read more

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Which mental disorder are manipulative personality and playing victim symptoms of?

Psychopath: When i hear about manipulative behavior this could be a psychopathic person who wants to "get one over" on you or it could be someone with a histrionic personality who would be manipulative to get one's attention not for the purpose of exploiting the person like the psychopath. Playing the victim can be from many different types of disorders (e.g. Trauma, borderline pd, ) or just personality styl. ...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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I have episodes where I feel like everything moves in slow motion, kinda scary, trippy feeling, is this a sign of a mental disorder?

"Mental" disorder?: What do you mean by "mental" disorder? Usually that means psychiatric disease, but the distinction between neurological & psychiatric disorders is artificial, to make medical knowledge manageable. These COULD BE (not ARE) mild seizures. Migraines are also possible (less likely). See a doctor, one who is conscientious enough to take a good thorough history. Sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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Can extreme messiness be a sign of a mental disorder? My boyfriend's (age 42) place looks like a tornado went through it and doesn't clean.

In severe cases, yes: The inability to perform basic cleaning or hygiene is seen in severe mental illness although there are a variety of explanations. The context is important in terms of figuring it out. Stay safe! ...Read more