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Mental Illness Diagnosis Test
Possibly: We'd need to know more history at least. ...Read more
Longer visit is best: A longer consultation is preferred , not only to determine if a mental illness is present but to understand the exact diagnosis, seriousness of it and to develop a treatment plan. However sometimes it becomes obvious within a few minutes minutes, for example if there have been multiple hospitalizations, history of having hallucinations, severe depression and suicidal thoughts. ...Read more
Yes: Especially w/ the availability of consult/supervision by the PhD. Each locale licenses differently and if you wish, you can ask about it. They should not be defensive. They should be glad you're careful. That you work well together is the big issue! EdD's have a lot of training and if he's got the right experience, that's fine! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I need a psychiatrists opinion on this. I have been diagnosed with A to Z on the mental illness scale, but still have no diagnosis?? I'd like a second opinion please.
Diagnosis?: Would love to help, but not sure what your symptoms or issues are! ...Read more
Psychosis: Delusional psychosis is a redundant term. Psychosis include hallucinations and/ or delusions. There are many forms of psychoses depending on the type of symptoms, length and severity of them, and the age group affected. All those elements are considered to reach a diagnosis in particular, and to determine the different etiologies, or causes, of the illness. ...Read more
"Pop" misconception: One of the cruelest things that you can do is tell someone with real mental illness to "snap out of it." things that are easy for most of us are very difficult for people who have brain anatomy or chemistry disturbances or whose life experience has forced them to learn behaviors and attitudes unlike yours. You have little insight when you dream; don't expect others to self-cure. Urge compliance. ...Read more
Is a criminal who suffers from a mental illness or personality disorder really at fault for the crime(s) they commit?
It depends: This isn't exactly a medical question, it's more of a legal or moral one. But laws in the us generally hold that if a person cannot tell right from wrong due to a mental illness, then they are "not guilty by reason of insanity" (or similar language depending on the state). Most mental illness is not severe enough to meet this standard, and the "insanity defense" is actually used fairly rarely. ...Read more