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Secretive Behavior And 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
Please answer! what mental illness has symptoms of over attachment and attention seeking behavior?
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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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
Neurotransmitters: Our brains operate on two principles: chemistry and electricity. Neurotransmitters are the chemicals used by our brains to produce all movements, thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Common chemicals include serotonin, dopamine, and adrenaline (more than 100 brain chemicals are known). We believe mental illness occurs when brain chemicals get out of balance. Treatment is intended to restore balance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
They say mental illness is like any other disease, but what other disease can you cure by just looking at things differently?
Migraines, TMJ: The mind and body are connected. Chronic pain, drug abuse, migraines, tmj, obestiy, infertility, erectile dysfxn, fibromyalgia, gulf war syndrome and HTN have been treated with some success w/ cognitive therapy or 'looking at things differently' in combo w/ other tx. Hypnosis has been used to treat warts, some rashes, allergies, asthma and irritable bowel syndrome. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can you define mental illness behaviour or just plain odd behaviour from people that just have different ways of doing things ?
Odd behavior: is not an issue unless it interferes with your success at work, school or with interpersonal relationships. if the issue has persisted for more than 6 months you may just be dealing with a personality trait or style. Psychopathology requires that one is at risk for harm to self or others. I hope this is a useful starting point ( without delving into specifics) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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