Top
10
Doctor insights on: Mental Health Interview Questions

Share
1

1
I have a mental health question - how is personality determined?

I have a mental health question - how is personality determined?

Its genetic guys: Genes play a greater role in forming character traits -- such as self-control, decision making or sociability -- than was previously thought, new research suggests. A study of more than 800 sets of twins found that genetics were more influential in shaping key traits than a person's home environment and surroundings. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer

Mental Health (Definition)

Mental health refers to the complex neuro-physiological state of well-being that is often observed and experienced through emotional, psychological, and social aspects of behavior. A combination of genetics and family history, culture and life experiences, and physiological health factors are all factors that contribute to one's experience of mental health. Unfortunately, the general term of mental health is often stigmatized and perceived as a negative; however, mental health includes positive aspects of health and well-being, including one's resilience, adaptability, and ability to ...Read more


2

2
Teen mental health question --does it go to adol peds or psych?

Teen mental health question --does it go to adol peds or psych?

Depends: Most adolescent pediaticians can care for many mental health issues like adhd or depression but things like schizophrenia are always best cared for by a psychiatrist. ...Read more

3

3
Have bipolar2and avoidant pd. mental health therapist interviewed family without me present. is this typical? am angry i wasnt present.

Have bipolar2and avoidant pd.  mental health therapist interviewed family without me present.  is this typical?  am angry i wasnt present.

Ethical quandary: If it was not an assessment for safety issues (psychiatric emergency assessment for suicide / homicide / or failure to manage one's basic safety independantly), then your consent is required for such an interview to occur. Adults who retain decisional capacity (not currently under guardianship or active POA), do not lose their right to privacy simply due to a psychiatric diagnosis. ...Read more

4

4
I have a mental health question. What disorder is it if you have a obession with someone that u go so far to put their pictures all over your wall?

I have a mental health question. What disorder is it if you have a obession with someone that u go so far to put their pictures all over your wall?

As you stated - you: Could have an obsession. To provide an actual diagnosis requires a psychiatric evaluation - not just knowing a small amount of information. It looks like you have major depression - obsessive behavior can sometimes occur in a person who is depressed. ...Read more

5

5
Teen mental health question. If you catch a schizophrenic early, can you save him?

Teen mental health question.  If you catch a schizophrenic early, can you save him?

Early Rx Is Desired: Several recent studies have shown that early treatment of schizophrenia can lead to a significant reduction in symptoms and therefore a better prognosis. Schizophrenia per se is not curable, but early intervention may "save" the individual from the ravages of this potentially crippling mental disorder. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
How do you find yourself? Mental health question. Will counselling/therapy help with this?

How do you find yourself? Mental health question. Will counselling/therapy help with this?

Finding yourself: People "find" themselves through all kinds of contexts, usually in relation to others. Some benefit from psychotherapy. Others find interests that call to them, and engage in them persistently. They find that this expresses deep aspects of them. Could be art, music, or countless others. Give your time and energy to what calls you -- and before long, you're feeling whole and engaged yourself. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
7

7
What is involved in the initial interview with a psychiatrist or other mental health professional?

What is involved in the initial interview with a psychiatrist or other mental health professional?

Tell story + Q&A: It should mean meeting a professional who is empathic and listens well to your story. You should also be prepared for questions about your symptoms, other symptoms, life history, current situation and childhood background. You will want to talk about previous treatment and medical history. There also should be suggestions for a treatment plan. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
1 doctor agreed:
8

8
What causes mental health disorders?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
1 doctor agreed:
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

9

9
What are signs of poor mental health?

What are signs of poor mental health?

Many: There are many symptoms of mental problems and these are often specific to a particular problem. In general, poor mental health is noted by poor interpersonal relationships, an inability to function in a meaningful way in the environment, and loss of contact with reality. ...Read more

10

10
What could increase mental health issues?

Life change: Changes in life circumstances often has a significant impact on one's mental health. We feel less in control and these feelings can lead to increased anxiety , worry and depression. Life changing events like a divorce, children moving into adulthood, relocation, financial changes, work changes all can really increase mental health issues and professional support is often important at these times. ...Read more