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Can doctors tell me what does the symptom of being inauthentic mean in mental illness?

Can doctors tell me what does the symptom of being inauthentic mean in mental illness?

Inauthetic: Inauthetic means that your data presented is not accurate or valid or if you take a psychological test, it may indicate that you provided conflicted information and the test is not valid, thats a strong word with deeper consequences, it needs to be analyzed in the context in which it was said. ...Read more

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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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Can having bad dreams be a symptom of mental illness?

Can having bad dreams be a symptom of mental illness?

Evaluation needed: Bad dreams may be a symptom of a number of things, such as stress or a medical problem interfering with sleep. I recommend thorough evaluations by psychologist and md. ...Read more

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Why an adult starts to self injury? Is it a symptom of some mental illness?"

Why an adult starts to self injury? Is it a symptom of some mental illness?"

Clarification: It does not stand alone as a disorder. It is symptomatic among depressed patients, with Borderline personality disordered people, an attention seeking effort, or part of a social culture in high school. It definitely is always a communication tool. Seek help fro a qualified agency. ...Read more

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Help please! is delusional psychosis just a symptom of mental illness or is it a diagnosis?

Psychosis: Delusional psychosis is a redundant term. Psychosis include hallucinations and/ or delusions. There are many forms of psychoses depending on the type of symptoms, length and severity of them, and the age group affected. All those elements are considered to reach a diagnosis in particular, and to determine the different etiologies, or causes, of the illness. ...Read more

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My doctor said that I have anhedonia. Is it a core symptom of depression or it is indivisual a saperate mental illness?

My doctor said that I have anhedonia. Is it a core symptom of depression or it is indivisual a saperate mental illness?

Anhedonia: It is not a separate illness. It is a symptom, often, but not always associated with depression. It means an inability to take pleasure in normally pleasurable activities or experiences. Typically, a patient will describe a lack of feeling towards previously favorite foods, or hobbies, sex, etc. ...Read more

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Can fear of abandonment be manifested as a key symptom in other mental illness besides borderline personality disorder?

Can fear of abandonment be manifested as a key symptom in other mental illness besides borderline personality disorder?

Fear of abandonment: is not unique to Borderline Personality Disorder which includes a pattern of unstable intense relationships, distorted self-image, extreme emotions and impulsiveness. It may occur in otherwise healthy individuals or in individuals who are anxious and/or depressed. Develop emotional self-reliance, positive self-esteem, self-confidence and realistic relationships. Therapy can help. Best regards. ...Read more

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What mental illness fits these symptoms?

Mental illness: You forgot to mention the symptoms.

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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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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

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When do the symptoms of mental illness start showing?

When do the symptoms of mental illness start showing?

Depends on which: There are many different mental disorders and they each have their own typical time when they most often (not always!) first appear. Schizophrenia, for example, often first appears in the late teen years. Autism much earlier. Depression may appear in childhood but only reveal itself as bipolar later in life when a first manic or hypomanic episode happens. ...Read more

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Can I tell you symptoms and can you determine if I have a mental illness?

May not be simple: Your symptoms could certainly be discussed with one of our psychologists or psychiatrists, and you may find a Concierge visit to be extremely helpful. ...Read more

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I've symptoms of mental illness but i don't know which one! how do I get diagnosed?

See a psychiatrist: It is best to go see a mental health professional who can make an appropriate assessment and diagnosis based on your presentation. Make an appointment soon, there is help available. Seek it. ...Read more

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Is insecurity a sign of mental illness?

Not unless severe: "mental illness" is a judgment call. Severe mental conditions, e.g., schizophrenia, are clearly illnesses, while moderately bad depression is debatable, and most would agree mild to moderate insecurity is not. But if a person has severe insecurity that interferes with everyday life, it might be considered an illness. Whether it's an illness or not, counselors & therapists can help. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of mental illness in teens?

What are the symptoms of mental illness in teens?

Change in behavior: Mental illnesses can present in a huge variety of ways. Often signs include a change in behavior, change in school performance, becoming more withdrawn, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, etc. Talk to your teen consistently and let them know that if they ever need help you are there for support. ...Read more

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I start shaking when i'm nervous. Is this a sign of mental illness?

I start shaking when i'm nervous. Is this a sign of mental illness?

Mindfulness: It is not unusual for someone to have some hand shaking with anxiety and stress levels rising. I would recommend books on mindfulness to help in you dealing with your stress. ...Read more

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My son will not stop eating his boogers. Is this this a sign of mental illness?

My son will not stop eating his boogers. Is this this a sign of mental illness?

Not unusual: Not unusual for younger children. Try to distract and redirect him instead of correcting him when it happens. ...Read more

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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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Was just curious if there was a mental illness that relates to or has symptoms that include anger or rage?

Was just curious if there was a mental illness that relates to or has symptoms that include anger or rage?

Personality disorder: Organic brain disorders, drug and alcohol disorders, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia. Panic/ rage in men, intermittent explosive disorder, autism spectrum disorders, agitated depression, generalized anxiety disorder with high irritability, pms, rem parasomnias, dissociative disorders, and some culture bound syndromes like running amok. ...Read more

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Is killing/hurting people in your head a very disturbing sign of mental illness?

Is killing/hurting people in your head a very disturbing sign of mental illness?

Do you think of this: Often? Does it give you pleasure? Is it upsetting to you? Does it make you feel more powerful? Do have the urge to act on these thoughts? Do you hurt animals? If this has happened to you very often, i would encourage you to get it checked out. If you believe you are imminently going to harm or kill someone please let police know so that they can help to get you safely to a medical facility. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been experinecing some symptoms of mental illness, or am i just being paranoid?

What to do if I have been experinecing some symptoms of mental illness, or am i just being paranoid?

It depends...: Whether your symptoms are actually mental illness depend on what they are, their severity, and how much they impact your functioning. Your doctor or a counselor can advise you. ...Read more