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Percentage Of People With Mental Illness
Please repost: Sorry, but your post isn't even a complete sentence. There really isn't any question that can be answered. What ABOUT "the unique needs of people with mental illness"? Please clarify, bearing in mind that many of those needs are social, not medical, issues, & that we're doctors, not political scientists; so if those are the "needs" you refer to, this may not be an appropriate venue. ...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
Do most cases of people with paradoxical reactions to benzos occur in people with underlying mental disorders?
No: Younger people and children are the most likely. (of course, some might argue that all children have underlying mental disorders...Just kidding!). Seriously, it's an unpredictable reaction. People who discover that they have this unusual reaction should then just avoid the drugs in the future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Has the persentage of people with depression and other mental conditions increased over the years?
It is hard to tell: Whether the % of people with depression and other mental health conditions has increased or whether our awareness of these conditions has risen, leading to more referrals for help in these areas. It may be a bit of both. The modern world is more complex and challenging leading to more emotional issues and people are more open to reach out for help when problems arise. ...Read more
Psych Meds: First of all it is difficult to accept that someone has a mental illness, also even now there is a taboo in society towards those who have mental illness. Being in denial, society pressures, sometimes people with mania who are super happy and energized dont want to accept mental illness. Sometimes voices or paranoia may prevent patients from taking meds. ...Read more
100%: Sorry to sound flippant, but officially, i think it's true. If you really mean "abuse" and not periodic over-doing it - it is a diagnosis and really needs treatment to resolve it. Often that treatment can be a 12 step program. But you might mean a dual diagnosis, and while i expect it is quite a high %, it could be that a person is not suffering another disorder too. ...Read more
No: Most are of limited intelligence, easily swayed by their confreres to engage in illegal activity. Many are victims of outrageous anti-drug laws which in fact promote the use of drugs rather than helping the victims. A few are there by accident. A small group indeed are sociopaths, with no consciences however these folks are frequently very intelligent and avoid capture. ...Read more
What kind of struggles in life has adolescents and young adults with severe cases of panic disorder?
PANIC DISORDERS: They are always on the look out for anything to happen.Causes of panic attack are sometimes minor for them to react. ...Read more
Possibly: Many patients with eating disorders continue to have some residual sx. They learn to keep these sx in check. Those who do not keep the sx in check may have a recurrence. Continuing "maintainence therapy" or checking in with your counselor or a new counselor when new stressors arise or when sx begin to return is the most helpful. ...Read more
What percentage of adults who experienced sibling physical and psychological abuse as children have PTSD?
PTSD: I feel empathy for those going through sibling physical and psychological abuse as children It causes intense fear, panic and helplessness Frequent and intense episodes of abuse with injury; and lack of love and support from the parents can lead to PTSD. There are no scientific studies to show the percentage of adults with PTSD due to abuse as children See a Psychiatrist for Therapy and Medication ...Read more
A suicide impacts: Everyone who knew the person. It can be very traumatic for those left behind. The body can express these emotions & this may lead to medical problems. ...Read more
Two reasons: The most important reason is that mental disorders are poorly understood by comparison to other condition--however much we have advanced in our understanding. And what "we" do understand is not common knowledge. The other reason is that mental disorders affect how we relate to others so that it is easy for others to see not illness but something deliberate. We have a long way to go! ...Read more
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