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What to do if I am 36 and suffer severe mental illness, suffered a hard life , ive lived alone in a council flat for 9 years and this is something I can't decide?

What to do if I am 36 and suffer severe mental illness, suffered a hard life , ive lived alone in a council flat for 9 years and this is something I can't decide?

Hopefully treated?: Long term supportive therapy and being part of a support group is also really important for a lot of people; doing volunteer work among other things can also help a lot. Of course, hopefully you've had a proper evaluation and see if medications can help. If you are so anxious you can't leave the house, tele-medicine can be great to get help if no one can do home visits. Call local resource line. ...Read more

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Need docs help! I am living with someone with severe mental illness and i can't deal with it. Help :(?

Educate yourself: Seek therapy to avoid burnout. Go to appointments with the other person to ask specific questions. Se the following nami resource. www.nami.org/template.cfm?section=about_mental_illness nami, the national alliance on mental illness, is the nation's largest nonprofit, grassroots mental health education, advocacy and support organization dedicated to ... ...Read more

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I suffer severe mental illness some time ago, and I can not cure and i'm thinking about committing suicide because of my suffering can I make me crazy?

Find help ASAP: If you had a mental illness before, and got better, you need to reevaluated what worked, what stopped working, rehearse things that you already know that were adaptive. Find a therapist to help you with that. If you feel, you can't control your symptoms, call suicide prevention: 1-800-273-talk (8255) or 911. http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/. ...Read more

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Could severe mental illness (severe bipolar or schizophrenia) cause violence?

Could severe mental illness (severe bipolar or schizophrenia) cause violence?

Uncommonly yes: About 10% of people who suffer from schizophrenia have engaged in violent activity. As reference this number is 25% for people with alcohol use disorders. ...Read more

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My severe mental illness is leading me to do a research degree on psychotic depression and ocd. Good idea?

My severe mental illness is leading me to do a research degree on psychotic depression and ocd. Good idea?

Mental Health and: obtaining a research degree. Please think about the impact of such a degree on your mental status. If it is helpful then consider continuing, if it makes symptoms worse than change paths. Many people draw good from their suffering and help others. Perhaps this will be your case. Keep in touch w/your doc/therapist for accountability and feedback. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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M south Indian.My psychiatrist told if OCD is left untreated it can lead to other severe mental illness like depression, schizophrenia correct?

M south Indian.My psychiatrist told if OCD is left untreated it can lead to other severe mental illness like depression, schizophrenia correct?

OCD: may be genetically liked to other inherited psychiatric disorders but it does not cause another genetically driven condition. If you are hamstrung by obsessive thoughts or compulsive behaviors you may develop situational depression and self esteem issues. Avoidant behaviors may result in behaviors that are considered odd or even maladaptive. ...Read more

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How can I tell how severe my mental illness is if i'm mentally ill?

How can I tell how severe my mental illness is if i'm mentally ill?

Even without: Mental illness, we can't see ourselves! work with your psychiatrist to understand as much as you can. ...Read more

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Which mental illnesses can cause severe disorganization that interferes with someone's life?

Which mental illnesses can cause severe disorganization that interferes with someone's life?

Several: Add/adhd, chronic pain, depression, and dementia can all lead to severe disorganization that interferes with a person's life. There is clutter around, and they may try to organize it but don't have the energy or time. Compulsive hoarding can look a little similar, but is an anxiety disorder leading to compulsive buying or bringing unneeded items into the home -- which they then can't throw away. ...Read more