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Am i mentally challenged or is this something else?

I am sorry but: You haven't provided any background information. This makes it impossible to answer the question. Please clarify the symptoms and re-ask your question. Take care. ...Read more

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Am i mentally abused? What are the signs?

Am i mentally abused? What are the signs?

Verbal abuse: If someone is mistreating you by making demeaning remarks, calling you names, directing personal hostile voice tone and facial expressions toward you, etc. You may be experiencing abuse or harassment. This is someone else's behavior directed at you. It is not to be tolerated due to the psychological distress it causes. Speak up and take effective action. ...Read more

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Am i going mental or am i just crazy?

There isn't much : Info to go on here. If you are concerned about your mental health- why not just obtain a psychological evaluation and obtain objective feedback. Take care. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of my mental disturbances?

Mental?: Difficult to answer without proper evaluation by your pcp & possibly referral to a mental health professional. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is mental impairment?

What is mental impairment?

3 functions of life: There are three major functions in life to achieve. One is build healthy relationships with our friends and family. Second is find love/partner, not necessarily a sexual relationship, but being the most important person in someone's life. And third is to find a purpose, a way to give back to the community through work or other means. Mental illness arises when one of these areas is flailing. ...Read more

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The mental effects of gin?

The mental effects of gin?

What are you asking?: Other than the obvious fact that it gets you intoxicated, not sure what you are asking about "the mental effects of gin." not different than any other alcohol. Beer, wine, and hard liquor all have the same effects on the brain. ...Read more

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What causes mental illness?

What causes mental illness?

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

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What is the mental health axis?

What is the mental health axis?

5 Axes: In the old DSM 4, which most still use, there are 5 Axes of mental health. Axis I is clinical syndroms, Axis II is personality disorder, Axis III is medical conditions that directly bear on current mental health functioning, Axis IV is environmental stressors, and Axis V is the Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF score) which is represented by numbers ranging from 1-100. ...Read more

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What causes mental retardation?

What causes mental retardation?

There are several : 100's of causes of Intellectual Disability beginning with inherited mutant genes & genetic accidents that occur during egg & sperm formation; epigenetic factors like viruses that alter function but not sequence or structure of genes; teratogens like alcohol, tobacco & drugs from 3 weeks after conception till term & beyond; maternal illnesses, , etc. See pediatrics.med.nyu.edu for much more. ...Read more