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Doctor insights on: Types Of Mental Health Disorders

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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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What disease of the nervous system makes you have trouble typing?

What disease of the nervous system makes you have trouble typing?

Several: Difficulty typing can be related to motor control or executive function, both of which can be affected by neurodegenerative diseases but also by diseases of the peripheral nervous system. If this problem is consistent, I would recommend further conversation with me: www.healthtap.com/drileneruhoy and use key code RQMXWM or see your physician for further evaluation and management. ...Read more

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What causes mental health disorders?

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What causes mental health disorders?

Etiology: Easiest way is to think of causes as Biopsychosocial. The biological is genetics. The psychological is self concept such as self-esteem. The social is environment such as stress or traumas. ...Read more

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What are some signs of mental health disorders?

What are some signs of mental health disorders?

Mental health: Answering this question would take a whole textbook to write, however, some signs include anxiety, depressed or labile moods, cognitive dysfunction, addiction, break in reality, all of which interfere with daily functioning or cause distress. ...Read more

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Which system of classification is used for mental health disorders?

Which system of classification is used for mental health disorders?

DSM: Although it has generated a lot of controversy, especially with the recently released fifth version, the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" is the standard for classification in the United States. It takes an "atheoretical" approach in that it does not adhere to any one school of thought, such as Freudian or biological. The ICD-10 is used in Europe. ...Read more

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Are mental health disorders curable?

Are mental health disorders curable?

Resolution: Typically mental health disorder are not thought of as curable. Rather, emotional issues and conflicts are usually though of as being better managed or resolved through psychotherapy/ medication as well. The symptoms, whatever they may be, ideally diminish in impact, but will always be there to a much lessened degree. Through psychotherapy one learns how to recognize triggers of emotional issues. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose mental health disorders?

Listen: We take a history and see if the symptoms meet the various criteria for a mental disorder. Psychologists also do psychological testing. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is a mental health disorder?

Could you explain what is a mental health disorder?

Ask psychologist: Psychiatrists tend to deal with psychiatric illnesses, as we are physicians. We use many forms of treatments, depending on the illness and its cause.. If you would like a definition of a psychiatric disorder, let me know. ...Read more

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Are mental health disorders specific to different blood groups?

Are mental health disorders specific to different blood groups?

No.: I have not encountered any documentation of a correlation between blood type and mental health issues. One has nothing to do with the other. ...Read more