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What tips do you have for improving mental health if I have depression and bipolar disorder?

What tips do you have for improving mental health if I have depression and bipolar disorder?

Eval and therapy: Get a full psychiatric evaluation first to determine the severity of symptoms and whether or not meds are warranted, then find a reputable psychotherapist to explore what depression and bipolar disorder mean to you, how they impact you, their history, and how these symptoms and/or any others can be better dealt with. ...Read more

Mental Health (Definition)

Mental health refers to the complex neuro-physiological state of well-being that is often observed and experienced through emotional, psychological, and social aspects of behavior. A combination of genetics and family history, culture and life experiences, and physiological health factors are all factors that contribute to one's experience of mental health. Unfortunately, the general term of mental health is often stigmatized and perceived as a negative; however, mental health includes positive aspects of health and well-being, including one's resilience, adaptability, and ability to ...Read more


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Overall health, Improving mental health. Stress relief, sleep, natural remedies. Suggestions on possible Specialist to seek out. Advice on what to do?

Overall health, Improving mental health.
Stress relief, sleep, natural remedies. Suggestions on possible Specialist to seek out.
Advice on what to do?

Where to start..: Write down your "top of the list" 1 or 2 health concerns, eg, fatigue, poor sleep, motivation, relationships. Include how long a problem, what you've tried that's helped/not helped. Include all meds you take including OTC/herbal supplements/birth control, alcohol/drug/tobacco use, current stresses. Discuss this with pcp and ask for advice/referral to a mental health professional if appropriate. ...Read more

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What about "hypogonadism' and teen development? Delayed?

What about "hypogonadism' and teen development? Delayed?

Around puberty age: Boys who don't have evidence of puberty by age 13-14 should be evaluated by their doctors. A pediatric endocrinologist can help. If boys are known to have hypogonadism for any reason, they will need testosterone supplementation to go thru puberty. Not infrequently, constitutional delay of puberty may also require a jump start with low dose testosterone for some months. ...Read more

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How important are dairy products and calcium for adolescent development?

How important are dairy products and calcium for adolescent development?

Very!: Kids acquire their peak bone mass during adolescence. To get the most benefit, diet should include enough vitamin d and calcium. Many people are vitamin d insufficient or worse. A daily vitamin and calcium supplements are recommended to those who need it. Sometimes extra vitamin d is given. Please discuss with your doctor to determine if your child is getting enough of these & other nutrients. ...Read more

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Is it possible for adolescent development to cause a depersonalisation feeling?

Is it possible for adolescent development to cause a depersonalisation feeling?

Adolescence does: not cause depersonalization, which is a more severe psychological state than just getting used to the rapid changes brought about by hormones during ones teen years. Adolescence presents with its own challenges, but severe mental states is not one of them. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how important are dairy products and calcium to adolescent development?

Can you tell me how important are dairy products and calcium to adolescent development?

Yes: Very important for musculoskeletal development.The needs for the growing body are large , sometimes requiring extra vitamin and calcium supplements. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an adolescent development problem?

Need More Info: Could be a physical immaturity or an emotional one. Or both. This question needs more information for a better answer. ...Read more

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How do borderline personality disorder and normal adolescent development differ?

How do borderline personality disorder and normal adolescent development differ?

Intensity and issues: Sometimes it can be hard to tell. Both borderlines and adolescents are working on their independence -- but borderlines are working on it from much earlier (like 18-36 months of age). Borderline moods are much more unstable, there is rampant splitting into "all good" ; "all bad, " they may self mutilate and threaten suicide, and they are intensely insecure -- much more than healthy teens. ...Read more

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Standards for abnormal behavior from mental health professionals?

Standards for abnormal behavior from mental health professionals?

Similar standards: Each mental health practitioner type has its own professional code, but there are important similarities. All should be compassionately present with you, maintaining both confidentiality and appropriate therapeutic boundaries. They should use your session time to address your needs as a patient, rather than their personal needs, etc. Divergence from these standards would be abnormal. ...Read more

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How can mental health and emotional health affect someone's behavior?

How can mental health and emotional health affect someone's behavior?

Holistic approach: Mental and emotional improvement usually change individual' self -concept. Improved self-concept is positively affected someone's attitude and as a result his/her behavior. ...Read more

Dr. James Eitner
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Adolescent Development (Definition)

Adolescent development (adolescence) is the normal condition in which children of modern societies transition from childhood to full adulthood, from about age 13 to 18 years. Puberty (the physical changes to become an adult) occurs in adolescence. Adolescence includes ...Read more


Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Teen Development (Definition)

Teen development refers to the healthy physical and mental maturation ...Read more