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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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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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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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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