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I am a teenager but how do I tell the difference between suffering from a mental illness and hormones?

I am a teenager but how do I tell the difference between suffering from a mental illness and hormones?

Timing: I'm not sure what you're noticing [could you tell us more?] but think about timing. If you're female, do you feel your symptoms right before your period or during your period? Do you feel better once your period is over? If yes, then it could be related to hormones. The other hormone to check out is thyroid [dry skin, brittle hair, tired, feeling cold, weight gain too?] a blood test checks thyroid. ...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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What are signs of mental illness?

Which one: Mental illness refers to abnormal mood and/or thought content and process and/or behavior. There are many types of mental illness. Most common are anxiety, depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, but also dementia, developmental disorders such as autism. ...Read more

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What are common signs of mental illness?

What are common signs of mental illness?

Symptoms: Usually if an emotional or behavioral issue causes significant distress or affects personal, social, work lilfe, it can be a symptom of mental illness provided medical and other causes are ruled out. ...Read more

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What are some signs of mental illness in a child?

What are some signs of mental illness in a child?

Erratic behavior: Mental illness is an extremely broad term. Any obvious and persistent abnormal behavior might be questioned. ...Read more

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Can you please discuss the of the warning signs of mental illness?

Vague: The term mental illness is a very general term with many, many conditions falling under it. If you could be more specific about which mental health condition you are interested in - should be able to supply you with better response. ...Read more

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Is it possible to see signs of mental illness in a brain scan?

Is it possible to see signs of mental illness in a brain scan?

Sometimes: It's possible to see changes on mri, but the research on what that means in terms of patient care is not fully determined. Usually most mental illnesses are diagnosed through a full psychiatric intake interview, and sometimes emerge over time rather than right away. ...Read more

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CAN A PSYCHIATRIST CHANGE NO SIGNS OF MENTAL ILLNESS EVALUATION FAXED,TO DELUSIONAL DISORDER 10 DAYS LATER WITHOUT RE SEE/TALK TO PATIENT !?CORRUPTION

Wrong forum: You have a serious ethical and legal problem that we cannot help you with. You must take this issue up with the hospital and/or the stare medical board. Health tap is not a place to yell at doctors. The physicians here are not connected to your doctor and are here volunteering free of charge. Yelling at us is rude and inappropriate. ...Read more

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What are the signs of serious mental illness?

Impairment: There are so many types of psychiatric disorders, it's hard to offer a single set of descriptors of what's "serious." they have in common behaviors, thoughts, & feelings that recurrently interfere with your ability to go about your life. The more they interfere, the more serious they are, whether fears, depression, mania, psychosis, ocd, adhd, anxiety. You don't need to go it alone; seek help. ...Read more

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Help please! is bdsm a sign of mental illness?

No: It would be considered a fetish. Not a disorder. Sexual disorders may be associated like sexual addiction, especially where the sexual behavior affects performance and functioning in other areas outside of relationships. But there are practicioners of bdsm that engage in those behaviors safely and compartmentalize the sexual behaviors to the appropriate setting. ...Read more

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