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What type mental disorder does someone who stalks people have?

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.

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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.

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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.

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Which mental disorder is characterized by someone believing only in their own reality?

Which mental disorder is characterized by someone believing only in their own reality?

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.

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What tips do you have to encourage someone with a mental disorder to take their medication?

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.

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What are the ways that people control their anger/hatred with someone who has a mental disorder?

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.

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Who can diagnose a mental disorder?

Mental Illness: It helps to figure out the type of the mental do & how to treat it.

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What to do if I have a mental disorder?

Seek help: from your doctor, psychologist or psychiatrist. Take care.

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What are the symptoms of a mental disorder?

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.

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Could you "grow out" of having mental disorder?

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.

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Could my little brother have a mental disorder?

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.

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How to know if I have some kind of mental disorder?

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

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What to do if I have a mental disorder or something?

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

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I'm my suffering from a mental disorder, what to do?

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?

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How to know if I have a mental disorder of some sort?

If you have: worrisome symptoms - please consider psychiatric/ psychological assessment. Take care.

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What do I do if possible symptoms of a mental disorder?

What do I do if possible symptoms of a mental disorder?

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.