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Is talking to yourself a sign of mental illness?

Is talking to yourself a sign of mental illness?

Not necessarily: Talking to oneself can mean a lot of different things based on how you were raised, your inner world, your relative degree of disinhibition and the robustness of the social network of an individual. It can be embarrassing and some people may think that an individual who talks to themself is seeing and hearing things. It could be a problem if it cannot be curtailed in socially appropriate ways. ...Read more

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Why is it seen as attention seeking when you talk about your mental illness?

Attention seeking?: I imagine this depends on the person making such a statement, as it implies a judgment rather than an assessment of facts. People talk with me about their mental illnesses all the time, and i don't call it "attention seeking." however, i'm a psychiatrist, and this is why they come to me. If someone is telling about their struggles in social or other situations, others may think what they think. ...Read more

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I'm sad and sometimes scared. I treat her normal and even talk to her personalities have you or someone you know have similar mental illness?

I must confess that: I am a bit confused. Are you talking to another personality within you? Or are you talking to someone else who has multiple personalities. Whichever is the case, it my hope that the individual seeks mental health care with a good psychiatrist and psychologist. Take care. ...Read more

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Mental illness destroying my life! help? Who can I talk to?

Mental illness destroying my life! help? Who can I talk to?

A specialist: You don't indicate if you're already in care or have been avoiding seeking help. If the latter, consider requesting a second opinion. If you have yet to seek help, get a referral from your primary care doctor to a psychologist or psychiatrist who can help identify what problems you are having and suggest options for dealing with them. ...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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Which mental disorder makes you think people are talking badly about you all the time?

Maybe more than one: Social anxieties/phobias are often associated with negative thoughts about others and their attitudes towards you. However more serious conditions such as paranoia or delusional thinking can also result in beliefs about others that have some negative intent toward you. Seeking help and talking through the possibilities may be of help here. ...Read more

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Do I have a mental disorder if i don't stand up for myself anymore? People talk bad about me to my face or behind my back. I don't do anything.

Do I have a mental disorder if i don't stand up for myself anymore? People talk bad about me to my face or behind my back. I don't do anything.

Possibly: Many reasons can cause such reactions -- including depression and various anxiety disorders. Also trauma can result in shame responses, making it hard to stand up for yourself. Or, you have learned from early childhood that asserting yourself is not appropriate, and are simply following family-given rules. You can get help with any of these issues by working with a psychiatrist or psychologist. ...Read more

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My aunt has mental illness history. She was healthy for 5yrs. Now she's lost 40lbs in 4 months, talks to herself & acts mean. How can I get her 2 c Dr?

My aunt has mental illness history. She was healthy for 5yrs. Now she's lost 40lbs in 4 months, talks to herself & acts mean. How can I get her 2 c Dr?

Needs to be seen...: If this is the case there many ailments that can be life threatening at this time due to the rapid weight loss and changes in behavior. I am to sure how serious is her mental illness but you want to call her mental heath provider for advise on how to talk to her into seeing a doctor for evaluation. If she gets disoriented yo can always check who is her legal proxy and take over her case. ...Read more

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My mom is suffering from mental disorder since 15years. She every time talk with some hidden images in her mind.& doubt my father & despite with him.

Persecutory delusion: It seems that it is what is happening to your mother... It is difficult to live with someone with a severe mental illness, and you may feel confused at times because there is no logic to apply to it. Please don't get discouraged by that. Your mother needs your love and your understanding is very important to her well being. Please participate in support groups thru nami or other organizations. ...Read more

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