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Is repetitive behavior a sign of mental illness?

Is repetitive behavior a sign of mental illness?

It may be,: Depending on the age of the person and what the behavior is. ...Read more

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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Please answer! what mental illness has symptoms of over attachment and attention seeking behavior?

Please answer! what mental illness has symptoms of over attachment and attention seeking behavior?

Personality Disorder: Some personality disorders may cause a person to become overly attached to others, fear rejection and display attention seeking behavior. On the other hand, even normal people can display these symptoms under very stressful circumstances. ...Read more

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Difference between behavioral problem or mental illness?

BEHAVIOR PROBLEM: Behavior problem in not a mental derangement unless it persist for more than 3-4 mo. Where in mental health consult. May be indicated. It is clinically significant if it interfere with social or cognitive functioning or maturation. ...Read more

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Is hoping that I am run over by a car or have terminal illness even though i don't engage in destructive behavior a sign of mental illness?

Is hoping that I am run over by a car or have terminal illness even though i don't engage in destructive behavior a sign of mental illness?

Please, get help: These thoughts you're having could well indicate depression or other mental condition that will worsen without help. They are not indicative of health, for sure. You're hoping for things that will kill you sooner rather than later. Please see your doctor or a psychiatrist immediately for evaluation, so that you can start receiving help. Or call suicide lifeline @ 1-800-273-8255. ...Read more

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My doctor diagnosed my mental illness as ocd. Is OCD characterized by a repeating behavior?

Yes: Ocd causes intrusive thoughts and anxiety that is temporarily reduced by repeating certain behaviors, often in very specific ways. Here is a fuller description: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001926/. ...Read more

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Does a person surely have a mental disorder if he has odd, abnormal behavior?

Does a person surely have a mental disorder if he has odd, abnormal behavior?

Not necessarily: Everyone is different. Some people are more socialized, educated, and conforming to societal norms than others. If people display what appears to be odd or abnormal behavior there may be an explanation of it other than that they have a mental disorder. Perhaps they're eccentric. Perhaps they just like butterflies! ...Read more

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Could people with mental illness fight their condition/s?

Could people with mental illness fight their condition/s?

"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

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Is a criminal who suffers from a mental illness or personality disorder really at fault for the crime(s) they commit?

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

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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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Can mental illness last forever?

Duration: Usually if your mental illness it depends if it short onset or chronic. Also does it relapse after starting meds. If you had adequate treatment responded and were in remission for significant period of ime and then you had relapsed, then it is safest to take the medication lifelong and monitor side effect. ...Read more

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What are signs of mental illness?

Which one: Mental illness refers to abnormal mood and/or thought content and process and/or behavior. There are many types of mental illness. Most common are anxiety, depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, but also dementia, developmental disorders such as autism. ...Read more

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Determine if I have a mental illness ?

Please clarify: If you are wanting to know whether you have a mental illness, it is first recommended that you go to your doctor to explore what specific symptoms you are experiencing. Your doctor then can decide how to proceed with regards to examination and further testing. Depending on findings, a referral to a mental health professional for treatment may be warranted. Hope this is helpful. All the best. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a mental illness?

Seek treatment: Seek treatment from a medical professional. There are a wide range of mental illness and seeing your pcp or local psychiatrist would be the first step towards recovery. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a mental illness?

Look Beh, feelings, : Mental health conditions are judged not to be due to a physical disorder and are diagnosed and treated based on signs and symptoms, as well as on how much the condition affects your daily life. Behavior and feelings mental health conditions and are diagnosed and treated based on signs and symptoms. Mental health conditions are judged not to be due to a physical disorder and are diagnosed and tre. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have mental illness?

Be more specific...: "mental illness" is a very vague label. It can be as minor as having a phobia of fish to severe psychosis (a disconnect from reality). None of us are totally "normal". The question is do your symptoms significantly interfere with your life? Please be more specific. If unsure, consult a mental health professional. ...Read more

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What are common signs of mental illness?

Symptoms: Usually if an emotional or behavioral issue causes significant distress or affects personal, social, work lilfe, it can be a symptom of mental illness provided medical and other causes are ruled out. ...Read more

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What mental illness fits these symptoms?

Mental illness: You forgot to mention the symptoms.

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Can you tell me what is a mental illness?

Yes: A mental illness is a medical condition that disrupts a person's thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning. It often result in a diminished capacity for coping with the ordinary demands of life. Serious mental illnesses: depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive, panic, PTSD. They are medical conditions that interfere with every day life. ...Read more

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How could I be at risk of mental illness?

Genetics & Experienc: A person can be born with a propensity to have various types of mental illness. Life experiences can bring about various symptoms of mental illness. Sometimes there is a combination of both situations. When you are worried about this question, it is probably a good idea to talk with a mental health professional ...Read more