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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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal for people with severe mental disorders to be super smart and have such insight that they can almost predict events before they happen???
No: A few rare individuals have severe mental illness & genius IQs but fot most illness impairs functioning-- ...Read more
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
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
Is Kratom effective for pain relief and relaxation????? Does it help with opiate withdrawal and severe mental disorders????? Thank you
Can there be a mental disorder where the afflicted believes they're younger than they actually are?
Maybe: People with multiple personality disorder (mpd) have distinct personalities that "take over, " depending on the situation they are facing. Some of those personalities can be quite young, and the person when in that state certainly will act young and may believe her or she is whatever age that personality is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You should: you should see a psychiatrist and talk about what treatment options are and what your progression may be. can also talk about what to expect. ...Read more
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