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Doctor insights on: Termination Due To Mental Illness Disability

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Can lameness be equated to mental illness?

Can lameness be equated to mental illness?

No: I'm not sure how you're using the word "lameness, " but i understand this to mean inability to walk. This is not correlated with mental illness at all. ...Read more

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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Might depression in a child lead to premature mental aging or dementia ?

Might depression in a child lead to premature mental aging or dementia ?

There is no proof of: There is no proof that it does and it is unlikely. ...Read more

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Does homelessness cause mental illness or is mental illness heightened by homelessness?

Does homelessness cause mental illness or is mental illness heightened by homelessness?

Homelesness: This is the shift or drift theory, meaning those who has severe mental illness are a t increased of losing your home and becoming homelessness or homekess predisposes or aggravate mental illness ? ...Read more

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Can I be declared to have a mental illness disability for borderline personality disorder in tennessee?

Can I  be declared to have a mental illness disability for borderline personality disorder in tennessee?

You should not: Borderline personality disorder is not a disability, but it can interfere with life functions. You should seek the care of a skilled psychiatrist for proper treatment to optimize your ability to work and function in life. ...Read more

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Can severe postpartum depression lead to mental health issues for the children?

Can severe postpartum depression lead to mental health issues for the children?

Maybe indirectly: A mother who is severely depressed may not bond with her newborn, may socially isolate, be irritable or physically agressive or simply lack the motivation or energy to take care of her child or children. It can sometimes be quite devastating. That is one reason that it is so imporant to get professional help - to avoid a negative impact on the children. But also, no woman wants to suffer. ...Read more

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Can mini strokes lead to mental impairment or mental illness?

Can mini strokes  lead to mental impairment or mental illness?

Yes: Stroke = neuronal damage or death. You lose brain cells, you lose function. The extent of functionality lost is hard to predict but naturally depends on the anatomic area affected by the strokes. Multi-infarct dementia is a form of progressive dementia caused by repeat stroke occurrences. ...Read more

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Will un-born children be mentally affected by parents history of mental illness?

Will un-born children be mentally affected by parents history of mental illness?

Possible: There are genetic predispositions for some mental illnesses. A consultation with a geneticist would give you more specific answers. ...Read more

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Do some childhood traumas cause delayed depression and mental illness later?

Sometimes: In the past few decades, studies have used MRI to track the neurobiological effects that multiple traumas can have on normal childhood development (i.e. Van der kolk, 2005, "developmental trauma disorder"). If left untreated, these traumatic experiences can have lasting effects on mental health, including depression and anxiety. The good news is that these conditions are highly treatable. ...Read more

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Could emotional abuse cause a lack of awareness to social cues?

Could emotional abuse cause a lack of awareness to social cues?

Yes: A person who has been abused emotionally develop unhealthy coping styles in the attempt to stop the abuser. It is common to for an abused person to avoid any behaviors that are normal responses to social cues. They create a bubble that blurs their vision but they appear out of it" "like a zombie" to others whose intent is normal social interaction. For the abused it is unhealthy protection ...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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Is there any illness that leads to psychological problems like mental confusion ?

Is there any illness that leads to psychological problems like mental confusion ?

Yes: There are a myriad of physical illnesses that can lead to confusion. The best way to determine this is through a comprehensive medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Can bipolar disorder qualify as a mental illness for disability claims?

Can bipolar disorder qualify as a mental illness for disability claims?

How do you mean it?: I suppose the folks handling decisions are the best ones to ask, but i really can't imagine how severe bipolar disorder would not qualify as a disability - at least partial. However, many bi-polar people do work even though it is difficult. But, if you mean: can i hold an employer to blame for being diagnosed as bi-polar, probably not. ...Read more

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Do you consider bipolar disorder to be the best mental illness due to mania?

Do you consider bipolar disorder to be the best mental illness due to mania?

No: It is a major illness that can disrupt relationships vocations academic work financial security etc. It may lead to jail or suicide mania usually produces irritability which isn't fun--i don't see it as being "best". ...Read more

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What sort of mental illnesses can come from child neglect physical/emotional/ verbal/ sexual abuse?

What sort of mental illnesses can come from child neglect physical/emotional/ verbal/ sexual abuse?

PTSD: Any type of childhood abuse can cause symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. This can affect different people in several different ways- including attachment disorders, addictions, high-risk behaviors, anxiety, depression, and many others. Find a good therapist who specializes in ptsd to help deal with some of these issues. ...Read more

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If you have a mental illness from depression (add, bipolar, etc.) is it selfish to conceive and know your child may inherit some psychological disorder?

If you have a mental illness from depression (add, bipolar, etc.) is it selfish to conceive and know your child may inherit some psychological disorder?

Wrong question: When you ask if it is "selfish, " you are asking for a moral or value judgment, not medical information. Is it "selfish" to conceive if there is (say) heart disease or cancer in your family? If you work long hours? If you are poor? Instead of asking if it is "selfish, " get real information-- what is the condition and how hereditary is it?-- and then make a decision that is right for you. ...Read more

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Can anyone clear his/her mental health records due to misdiagnosis?

Can anyone clear his/her mental health records due to misdiagnosis?

Not exactly: You can appeal anything in your medical record. You can submit a letter outlining why you think there is an error. The physician has 60 days to respond to this request for change in the medical record. They are not required to make the change, but they must notify you of the decision. If they refuse to amend records, you may submit a formal written disagreement that must be added to your file. ...Read more

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Is depression a mental illness or an appropriate emotional response to a psychologically intolerable situation?

Wow...: Many in the field are uncomfortable with the way society (and the pharmaceutical industry) has come to define emotional suffering in medical terms, as "illness." it may be a completely understandable ; appropriate response. In some cases, it may make sense to think in terms of illness. It depends. Either way, most people with depressive symptoms can benefit from psychotherapy ; self-understanding. ...Read more

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Dr. Carol Van der Harst
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Disabilities (Definition)

Disabilities is a term that describes a mental or physical condition that limits one's abilities to carry out the ...Read more