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Can you give me a list of mental disorders and what they do to kids?

Can you give me a list of mental disorders and what they do to kids?

NIMH: The national institute of mental health does extensive research on this as well as many other things. They have pages dedicated to mental health in children and adolescents. You can access this at: http://www.Nimh.Nih.Gov/health/topics/child-and-adolescent-mental-health/index.Shtml much info here, including fact sheets about some conditions of concern. ...Read more

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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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Is having a severe phobia a mental disorder?

Is having a severe phobia a mental disorder?

Can be.: A problem only becomes a disorder if it affects your ability to lead a normal life. If you find yourself unable to interact w/ people or accomplish the things you need to do the you have a disorder that warrants treatment with psychiatric medications, such as SSRIs. ...Read more

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If a person with a severe mental disorder raises a child, can that child develop that specific disorde, toor?

Possibly but...: It depends on the mental disorder and how it effects the caregiver and the child. Also, the genetic heritability of many mental disorders predispose the child, often to a greater degree than the environment. Still, if for instance, a parent has severe depression, and they are motivated to be compliant with treatment, see a therpaist, take meds if indicated, etc., then they can still be effective. ...Read more

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Can you list some common symtoms of bipolar mental disorder?

Can you list some common symtoms of bipolar mental disorder?

You may know that: Bipolar disorder manifests in extreme mood swings between depression and mania/hyperactivity. Some folks are more hyper and some more depressed. The cycle can be very quick or span over days. A licensed mental health professional can diagnose and treat you. It's best to go to someone who has a lot of experience w/this. Your family doc can refer you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How can therapy help aid a child with severe mental disorders to prevent them from becoming a full fledged mental patient?

Reduces symptoms: Therapy can improve outcomes and change the trajectory of a child. The mechanisms are many including reduction of anxiety, reducing stress, improving adaptability, improving interpersonal dynamics and enhancing academic progression. Each of these phenomena can improve the prognosis of a child. For example, ocd treated with cognitive behavioral therapy shows improvements in brain function. ...Read more

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Why are you not able to have gastric bypass surgery if you have severe mental disorders?

Why are you not able to have gastric bypass surgery if you have severe mental disorders?

Major surgery: Having gastric bypas surgery is a mjor undertaking and requires the person to have stable cardiac function, stable lung function, and yes, stable mental health. Mental health willplay a large role in the eventaul succes of gatric bypass, so it is importatn to be mentally sound to get this surgery, so a person will have the best possible outcomes. ...Read more

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Is Kratom effective for pain relief and relaxation????? Does it help with opiate withdrawal and severe mental disorders????? Thank you

Is Kratom effective for pain relief and relaxation????? Does it help with opiate withdrawal and severe mental disorders????? Thank you

Kratom: Kratom has no pain relieving effects. In low amounts it stimulates and in higher amounts it causes sedation. It will note help with opioid withdrawal or mental disorders. It can causes dependence and habituation. ...Read more

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Could you "grow out" of having mental disorder?

It depends: Many disorders fluctuate spontaneously over time; there may be symptom-free periods (even for years). Some improve partially - e.g., some with adhd lose the hyperactivity, but retain concentration problems, as they age. Some personality disorders may improve over time. Some disorders stay more or less the same, and some get worse over time. Treatment, of course, greatly influences illness course. ...Read more

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Could my little brother have a mental disorder?

Not enough info: There isn't enough information available to make even a guess at this. However, psychological or psychiatric evaluation could help to clarify the matter. Take care. ...Read more

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How to know if I have some kind of mental disorder?

See your doc: I'm not sure what is making you concerned about your having a mental disorder, but I would say this: 1- if you are having distressing thoughts and feelings you should see your doc. If s/he needs to refer you out, they will 2- don't worry about "having a disorder." We name stuff so we can generalize and talk to each other. Everyone is their own separate cluster of symptoms and experiences. Be well ...Read more

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I'm my suffering from a mental disorder, what to do?

Are you asking if: You are suffering from a mental health disorder or are you stating that you have one? If you aren't sure - a mental health evaluation would be good first step. If you have already been diagnosed are you seeing a therapist for help? ...Read more

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How to know if I have a mental disorder of some sort?

If you have: worrisome symptoms - please consider psychiatric/ psychological assessment. Take care. ...Read more

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I would like help diagnosing a possible mental disorder?

See your doctor: The best way is to see a Psychiatrist for a comprehensive Psychiatric evaluation. They are the best trained clinicians for diagnosing these disorders. Your family physician or internist can do a good job if well trained and they take the time. Most of the time, making a reliable psychiatric diagnosis requires taking the time to obtain a full history, which is time consuming. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have mental disorder from bullying?

Is it possible that I have mental disorder from bullying?

Yes: Please see a psychologist for a diagnostic workup. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: mental disorder?

Mental Disorder: A mental disorder is psychological condition or set of behaviors that either causes the individual emotional distress and/or results in impairment in various areas of their life. ...Read more

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What would people resist taking mental disorder medication?

Variety of reasons: There are a lot of different reasons. Some are literally paranoid and would not take any tablets or pills thinking that ultimately they will poison them. There are some that are implementing cultural beliefs and honoring the worldviews of their relatives. Then there are some that have such high anxiety and deem it risky that are not paranoid. And some have a healthy desire to give therapy a chance. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is considered as a serious mental disorder?

Chronic impairment.: Mental illness that has a chronic impairment on an individual's functioning is a highlight of serious mental illness. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if i was to have a mental disorder would i know it?

Not necessarily: You may or may not have insight into the matter. If it caused you pain or suffering or was a change from previous mood/ thinking/ behavior than you may be more likely to be self-aware. ...Read more