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What mental illnesses am I at risk for as a disabled person?

What mental illnesses am I at risk for as a disabled person?

Feeling Blue...: Being 'disabled' doesn't raise your risk of mental illness as a whole; generally speaking. However the severity of your disability may lead to a "depressed" state of mind and that can lead to clinical depression if not addressed. ...Read more

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What mental problems am I at risk for when unemployed?

What mental problems am I at risk for when unemployed?

Depression/Anxiety: It would be in the realm of things for one to experience a degree of depression and or anxiety after becoming unemployed. Keep a good attitued, stay busy and active and keep exploring your opitons. Seek counselling if needed. Talk to friends and family, mentors, or clergy. Don't stay at home and watch tv and have "pity parties". Move forward every day. Even any job is better than no job. ...Read more

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Is there a medical cure for a person with obsessive compulsive disorder and if not what is the best medication? Triggers, anxiety, sleepless, always tired. Pracrastinater! antisocial... I am 58 years old and in good health but wieght goes up and down. I t

Is there a medical cure for a person with obsessive compulsive disorder and if not what is the best medication? Triggers, anxiety, sleepless, always tired. Pracrastinater! antisocial... I am 58 years old and in good health but wieght goes up and down. I t

No cure: OCD itself is not generally curable, but it can be managed with treatments - both a special variant of CBT therapy and a host of medication options are available. Careful assessment and accurate diagnosis are the foundations of good treatment outcomes. ...Read more

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My family has history of bipolar& major depression. I was diagnosed w/ major depression too. What can I do to ensure a healthy mental life for my kid?

My family has history of bipolar& major depression. I was diagnosed w/ major depression too. What can I do to ensure a healthy mental life for my kid?

No guarantees: Family history is an major risk factor for depression and bd both. Fortunately, it is not an absolute, but your children are apt to be an increased risk of one or both. Keeping yourself healthy is a key factor in being there for them, and seeking help promptly if your children begin to display problems also is crucial. At present, we have nothing that's a guaranteed preventative strategy/. ...Read more

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Hi. Can a person loose their qualifications for a kidney transplant if they are diagnosed with a mental illness such as depression and anxiety?

Hi. Can a person loose their qualifications for a kidney transplant if they are diagnosed with a mental illness such as depression and anxiety?

Kidney transplant: Yes.if you are not able to care for yourself well after the transplant they will prob want to give life to another person. But would have to be a very severe problem I would think. ...Read more

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How am I vulnerable as a disabled person in my home?

How am I vulnerable as a disabled person in my home?

Vulnerable to ??: What? Falls? Injury? Infectious disease? Crime? Probably yes, but with precautions and appropriate assistance there is no reason that you can't be safe healthy and happy on your home. ...Read more

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What can be demanded from a child psychiatrist when inquiring about a child's mental health?

What can be demanded from a child psychiatrist when inquiring about a child's mental health?

Open Communication: As a parent or legal guardian, you have the legal right (and responsibility) to inquire about the child's well-being. Make sure you find a psychiatrist who you can trust and has good communication skills. Building a relationship with all of your child's medical providers is imperative. ...Read more

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I need help. What should I do as child of single parent who is very ill?

I need help. What should I do as child of single parent who is very ill?

Thru your physician: If your parent is severely ill and getting care thru a physician, hospital, or clinic--these clinicians often have connections to social workers or counselors who can give you advice, for instance if you your parent needs hospice care or if you qualify for in home help. Many caretakers find help thru internet groups who share their experiences about specific illnesses. ...Read more

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Is hoping that I am run over by a car or have terminal illness even though i don't engage in destructive behavior a sign of mental illness?

Is hoping that I am run over by a car or have terminal illness even though i don't engage in destructive behavior a sign of mental illness?

Please, get help: These thoughts you're having could well indicate depression or other mental condition that will worsen without help. They are not indicative of health, for sure. You're hoping for things that will kill you sooner rather than later. Please see your doctor or a psychiatrist immediately for evaluation, so that you can start receiving help. Or call suicide lifeline @ 1-800-273-8255. ...Read more

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I am a 21 year old female, and I have never had a history of any medical conditions. I work with mentally handicapped individuals, and at times, can b?

I am a 21 year old female, and I have never had a history of any medical conditions. I work with mentally handicapped individuals, and at times, can b?

Need more info: Your question seems to have been cut off and does not appear to be a complete question. You might want to try to send it again. ...Read more

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What's a mental health risk assessment, and why would somebody get one?

What's a mental health risk assessment, and why would somebody get one?

More than one type: Mental health risk assessment is a broad category. Risk assessments can be for suicide, homicide, violence, psychiatric relaspe, and substance abuse relapse potential. These can be done in inpatient, outpatient, and forensic settings. The ability to predict risk depends on how well the patient is known & the time period in which predictions are made. Short-term predictions are more accurate. ...Read more

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What mental disorder can a person with a traumatic childhood have? One who was physically, emotionally and sexually abuse by his parent?

What mental disorder can a person with a traumatic childhood have?  One who was physically, emotionally and sexually abuse by his parent?

The aftermath: of emotional, physical and sexual abuse during childhood can lead to any number of psychological disorders. Our psyche does what it can to survive. Regardless of how well someone may have come through the trauma it leaves scars that warrant speaking with a clinical psychologist to reduce the fallout and strengthen the resilience. Groups for survivors are also helpful. ...Read more

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Is a.A.D.D considered a legal disability? I have a.A.D.D. Adult attention deficit disorder and i want to know if this is considered a disability cause I have gone through quite a few jobs and well go through the typical mental problems that come along w

Is a.A.D.D considered a legal disability? I have a.A.D.D. Adult attention deficit disorder and i want to know if this is considered  a disability  cause I have gone through quite a few jobs and well go through the typical mental problems that come along w

The : The americans with disabilities act (ada) does not dictate what medical conditions constitute disabilities. It provides a general definition of disability that the person must meet. To receive social security disability or ssi disability benefits, an individual must be able to show that they are unable to work and earn gainful employment. ...Read more

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How can doctors make a diagnosis of a mental illness after having met you for only 5 min?

How can doctors make a diagnosis of a mental illness after having met you for only 5 min?

Longer visit is best: A longer consultation is preferred , not only to determine if a mental illness is present but to understand the exact diagnosis, seriousness of it and to develop a treatment plan. However sometimes it becomes obvious within a few minutes minutes, for example if there have been multiple hospitalizations, history of having hallucinations, severe depression and suicidal thoughts. ...Read more

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Borderline personality disorder thanks for reading and any help you can provide. I have a family member who i'm fairly certain is bpd. I believe she's had similar problems stemming from childhood. How can we express to this person how her actions make p

Borderline personality disorder thanks for reading and any help you can provide.  I have a family member who i'm fairly certain is bpd.  I believe she's had similar problems stemming from childhood.
How can we express to this person how her actions make p

Part : Part of the challenge with having borderline personality is an inability of the patient to manage their emotional world. Often they will be controlling in order to give them some sense of their internal chaos. I would recommend the book, "stop walking on eggshells" by randy kreger to help give you some perspective and tools to deal with your BP family member. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you are not diagnosed with a mental disorder, can you not enter a mental health hospital?

I'm just wondering, if you are not diagnosed with a mental disorder, can you not enter a mental health hospital?

Observation: There's usually at least a working diagnosis (can include substance abuse) when someone is admitted to an inpatient psychiatric hospital. It may only be a 3 day observation period to better delineate the person's symptoms, though. If there's not even a provisional psychiatric diagnosis and the person isn't a danger to self or others, admission is unlikely. Outpatient referral possible, though. ...Read more

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Recently been diagnosed with Anorexia and depression from a pyschiatrist at a weight disorder unit, does this mean I have a mental illness?

Terms don't matter: The term "Mental Illness" is not necessary but it is standard. Most Emotional/Behavioral disorders differ from other medical conditions in many ways. But healthcare systems blur the distinctions and Rx's are used so much that it's easy to see why. How you feel and act impacts your body and visa versa. You've developed bad ways of dealing w/ food and also deep misery. Get help to live better, ok? ...Read more

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How do I cope as a parent of a disabled child?

How do I cope as a parent of a disabled child?

Talk to others: Coping with a disabled (or "differently-abled") child can be difficult if you do it alone. Gather as much information as possible about the disability. Seek assistance through support groups from your local hospital or doctor's office, national organizations or the internet (research the credibility of the website.) talk with friends, counselors, your physician, and clergy for support. ...Read more

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How do you care for a person whose been diagnosed with alzheimer's disease?

How do you care for a person whose been diagnosed with alzheimer's disease?

Tender loving care!: Pt's actual condition when you start caring for them.-may need to dress, feed, bathe; tend to pt's toilet.It depend on how far along with the disease the patient is?-pt eventually will have problems in all these areas.Some pt's are slower to develop advanced disease then others. Be careful about balance ; possibility of falling.- speak with patients physician.- again i repeat "tender loving care". ...Read more