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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.
Human State: Without being facetious, i'd say this is the state of most humans -- whether we realize it or not. Most of us are shocked when others see things differently from us. Think of all the household arguments you've ever seen; the stalemate in our congress; wars, etc. We walk around with our opinions of others, forgetting that we only see a portion of reality. In this way, we're all delusional.See 1 more doctor answer
Honesty and caring.: Mental disorders are difficult to treat in the best of circumstances. Part of the problem is the person may not believe that they have a problem. Give honest feedback about their behavior, mood, thinking; that they do/do not seem like their usual self. Speak honestly, offer to listen if they want to talk about medications or their frustrations. Remember, medications are tools for a better life.
Your own outlets: People who live with or care for people with significant behavioral health problems face challenges, frustration and sometimes exhaustion. It is important that love ones & care givers accept help. Support groups, individual therapy, friends to talk with, breaks etc. Can go a along way.
No single answer: Mental disorder is a broad term, like "disease, " there is no single set of symptoms that define it, except that it affects behavior and or thinking in ways that cause the person to have trouble functioning on a day-to-day basis.
It depends: Many disorders fluctuate spontaneously over time; there may be symptom-free periods (even for years). Some improve partially - e.g., some with adhd lose the hyperactivity, but retain concentration problems, as they age. Some personality disorders may improve over time. Some disorders stay more or less the same, and some get worse over time. Treatment, of course, greatly influences illness course.
Not enough info: There isn't enough information available to make even a guess at this. However, psychological or psychiatric evaluation could help to clarify the matter. Take care.See 1 more doctor answer
See your doc: I'm not sure what is making you concerned about your having a mental disorder, but I would say this: 1- if you are having distressing thoughts and feelings you should see your doc. If s/he needs to refer you out, they will 2- don't worry about "having a disorder." We name stuff so we can generalize and talk to each other. Everyone is their own separate cluster of symptoms and experiences. Be well
Get evaluated: Two factors determine illness: symptoms and dysfunction. If the symptoms have a negative impact on your life like interfering with work, relationships or enjoyment of life I would seek help
Are you asking if: You are suffering from a mental health disorder or are you stating that you have one? If you aren't sure - a mental health evaluation would be good first step. If you have already been diagnosed are you seeing a therapist for help?
If you have: worrisome symptoms - please consider psychiatric/ psychological assessment. Take care.
Same meaning.: They are interchangable terms.Get a more detailed answer ›
Get help: Consult with a psychiatrist to get the help you need. Good luck.
See a psychiatrist: Psychiatrists are the physicians who specialize in helping people with mental disorders. You could consult one for an evaluation, and s/he would provide diagnostic findings and treatment recommendations. If you've not had a good overall health examination recently, you may also want to see your family physician for that.
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