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What is a thought disorder?

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What is a thought disorder?

Thought DO: Formal thought do involves serious problems with thinking, feeling & behavior. Symptoms may include false belief about self/others (paranoea), hearing or seeing things that others don't hear or see, disconnected thoughts or speech, & feelings that do not match the situation at hand. ...Read more

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Help please! is delusional psychosis just a symptom of mental illness or is it a diagnosis?

Help please! is delusional psychosis just a symptom of mental illness or is it a diagnosis?

Psychosis: Delusional psychosis is a redundant term. Psychosis include hallucinations and/ or delusions. There are many forms of psychoses depending on the type of symptoms, length and severity of them, and the age group affected. All those elements are considered to reach a diagnosis in particular, and to determine the different etiologies, or causes, of the illness. ...Read more

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My doctor said that I have anhedonia. Is it a core symptom of depression or it is indivisual a saperate mental illness?

My doctor said that I have anhedonia. Is it a core symptom of depression or it is indivisual a saperate mental illness?

Anhedonia: It is not a separate illness. It is a symptom, often, but not always associated with depression. It means an inability to take pleasure in normally pleasurable activities or experiences. Typically, a patient will describe a lack of feeling towards previously favorite foods, or hobbies, sex, etc. ...Read more

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I have major depressive disorder, my therapist is worried it could be a mood disorder though, what to do?

I have major depressive disorder, my therapist is worried it could be a mood disorder though, what to do?

Talk to your : Therapist. It is not clear what her concern is. Depression is a mood disorder, you may not have understood what she was concerned about. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have a borderline personality or just generalized anxiety?

Is it possible that I have a borderline personality or just generalized anxiety?

It isn't possible: To diagnose this over the internet. However, a careful psychiatric evaluation which may include psychological testing and take place over a number of sessions is likely to tease apart if either diagnosis is accurate or if they are co-existing. ...Read more

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I was wondering is addiction really that or is it moreso a lack of self discipline?

I was wondering is addiction really that or is it moreso a lack of self discipline?

Addiction = disease: It looks ; often feels like voluntary behavior, but addiction is a disease. See the video, "pleasure unwoven, " from www.Instituteforaddictionstudy.Com or watch segments on youtube. Hard for many to believe it's a disease because you do not look ill until you are nearly dead. It's like having a parasite living in your head that takes over sometimes ; impersonates you, speaks to you in yr own voice. ...Read more

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What exactly is "gender confusion" and is it a sign of bipolar or borderline personality disorder?

What exactly is "gender confusion" and is it a sign of bipolar or borderline personality disorder?

Gender confusion: Gender confusion is when a person is not clear about his or her own gender -- gender identity d/o, a painful condition. These are people who feel strongly from childhood that they have been born into the wrong-gendered body. It is not a sign of borderline pd or bipolar disorder, although these other disorders can co-exist. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002495/. ...Read more

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Is treating depression by snorting ketamine a bad idea? What could happen?

Is treating depression by snorting ketamine a bad idea? What could happen?

BAD BAD idea: Ketamine does cause a dissociative state. Snorting is a bad idea because you don't know how much you're getting, and can cause psychosis. The research being done with treatment-resistant depressed patients is with IV ketamine, in supervised clinical situations -- very different from snorting unknown quantities of something you got on the street and "think" is ketamine. ...Read more

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My psychiatrist told me that there is a kind of therapy called dialectical behavioural therapy, it means I have a high chances of bpd?

Rather then unknown: Medical providers trying to guess - encourage you to sit down and talk with your psychiatrist. Dialectical behavioral therapy is a form of cognitive therapy. It is currently used to treat people with borderline personality disorder but also is used for mood disorders, eating disorders, traumatic head injuries, substance dependency ; suicidality. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have a personality disorder?

Is it possible that I have a personality disorder?

Need more info: Personality disorder: enduring maladaptive patterns of behavior, cognition and inner experience, exhibited across many contexts and deviating markedly from those accepted by the individual's culture. These patterns develop early, are inflexible and are associated with significant distress or disability. Often multiple sources including heredity, childhood experience, etc. ...Read more

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Why is telepathy considered a delusion and a sign of psychosis? Explanations please?

Why is telepathy considered a delusion and a sign of psychosis? Explanations please?

A delusion is a: false belief caused by a mental illness and can be a sign of psychosis. The belief in telepathy in one didn't before, who suffers from mental illness and outside of a certain cultural belief systems, could be considered a delusion. WIthout signs of specific mental illness, believing in telepathy by itself is not a delusion nor is this psychosis. Many folks + cultures feel this way. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a delusion, but understand realize that is a delusion?

Is it possible to have a delusion, but understand realize that is a delusion?

Absolutely!: Yes, a person can have a delusion and although the delusion feels real the person can realize that it is a delusion. ...Read more

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My mom is bipolar and I have anxiety disorder. Is there a chance that i could also be bipolar? Is it genetic?

My mom is bipolar and I have anxiety disorder. Is there a chance that i could also be bipolar? Is it genetic?

Yes: There is a genetic predisposition for bipolar disorder. I cannot say whether or not you have such a predisposition. It is certainly possible that you have an anxiety disorder without being bipolar. A qualified psychologist or psychiatrist can determine what type of disorder you have and what you don't have. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have a bipolar disorder?

Is it possible that I have a bipolar disorder?

Maybe. Seek: Psychiatric evaluation if you are concerned that you do. When a person is manic or hypomanic they may exhibit aggression, agitation, lack of judgment ; impulse control, distractability, rapid thoughts ; speech, ^ libido, v sleep, spending sprees, high risk behaviors, elation, ^ physical activity ; even psychosis. When depressed one may experience low mood, v energy level, v concentration, >>. ...Read more

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I have bipolar and a complex psycological personality disorder what is the latter no one has ever explained the personality thing to me at all?

I have bipolar and a complex psycological personality disorder what is the latter no one has ever explained the personality thing to me at all?

Complex Personality?: To get an explanation specific to you, you need to ask the doctor who diagnosed you. But in general, a personality disorder is a rigid & inflexible pattern of perceiving, thinking, and behaving no matter what the external situation. There are several types, with different characteristics. Sometimes these overlap, or a person has characteristics of multiple ones at the same time ("complex"). ...Read more

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What kind of experience is it to have a borderline personality disorder?

Complex: Don't diagnose your self . Effort to avoid real abandonment . Pattern of unstable intense and interpersonal relationship identity disturbances impulsive at 2 areas recurrent suicidal behavior . And more symptoms should see counselor dbt is right therapy with medication management. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have depersonalization disorder?

Is it possible that I have depersonalization disorder?

You have not given: Enough information to know. Please let us know what makes you wonder if you have this disorder. ...Read more

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What is an OCD Lesion? I have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder but I am guessing this is not the same.

What is an OCD Lesion? I have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder but I am guessing this is not the same.

Not the same!: You are right, you have a psychological disorder, OCD, best treated by a psychologist. An OCD lesion is an orthopedic issue involving both bone and cartilage, known as "osteochondritis discerns". It is most common in active young adults who are still growing. It causes pain and swelling in the affected joint. The doctor who diagnosed your condition can best advise you on how to treat it. ...Read more