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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 type of mental disorder would cause a person to stop showering?

Several: Examples to name just a few..Severe depression, schizophrenia, psychosis, severe bipolar disorder. Essentially, one who has stopped caring for their personal hygiene should seek professional help and get properly diagnosed and treated by a psychiatrist. Good luck. ...Read more

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What type of mental disorder is similar in effect to sociopathy?

Severe narcissism: Malignant narcissism and some drug induced personality disorders ( cocaine, heroin, alcohol) come to mind. ...Read more

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What type mental disorder does someone who stalks people have?

Stalking behavior: Stalking behavior may be related to a mental disorder such as ocd, a psychotic condition, a delusional disorder, a sexual disorder, or some other disorder. Or it is possible that stalking behavior is simply a function of deviant or criminal behavior. At times, the lines between psychopathology, deviant and criminal behavior becomes difficult to sort out. ...Read more

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I'm doing a project on mental disorders and i was wondering, is there any way that you can fake a mental illness?

Yes: I have uncovered some people who faked it for up to 10 years or more in state hospitals. All very bright and all with incredible sense of entitlement and marked psychopathic thinking. ...Read more

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Can there be a mental disorder where the afflicted believes they're younger than they actually are?

Can there be a mental disorder where the afflicted believes they're younger than they actually are?

Maybe: People with multiple personality disorder (mpd) have distinct personalities that "take over, " depending on the situation they are facing. Some of those personalities can be quite young, and the person when in that state certainly will act young and may believe her or she is whatever age that personality is. ...Read more

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What happens if you are diagnosed with a mental disorder?

You should: you should see a psychiatrist and talk about what treatment options are and what your progression may be. can also talk about what to expect. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: mental disorder?

Mental Disorder: A mental disorder is psychological condition or set of behaviors that either causes the individual emotional distress and/or results in impairment in various areas of their life. ...Read more

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What can you do to test a person with a mental disorder?

Dx: Diagnostic interview and observation of behavior. Psychological testing and collateral information may also help. ...Read more

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