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Why Do Only Certain People Have Mental Disorders Bad Trauma Or Bad Luck
Almost every illness: We humans can get is based partly in genetics and partly in environment. ...Read more
What mental disorder do you call it when a person takes everything extremely seriously and everyday things are considered intense trauma to the person?
If person has greif ie;after trauma is often dignosed with major depression, when greif is inevitable but depression is mental disorder, please explain?
Grief after death : Brain biology differences cause depression and so does environmental stressors/ life factors (death, divorce, job change, legal problems, family disputes). A feeling is called a disorder when it impairs your functioning and affects you daily, your work and relationships. Help thru medicine or psychotherapy helps both kinds. Grief after death is normal, not an ongoing disorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It seems high intelligence is almost a warning for a mental disorder, not always bad. What is your take? I wonder the % of high IQ w/ normalcy..
Not necessarily: Mental disorders happen across the board. The impression one gets when hearing about some high achieves who suffered mental illness may distort the picture. On the other hand hi intelligence does not protect against severe mental illness. It is worth mentioning though that the association of hypomanic states with hi level of intelligence have been historically linked to high achievements. ...Read more
Good question: Neurological toe walking can be caused by spasticity. Many upper motor neuron lesions can cause this hypertonic condition in various muscle groups including the gastrocsoleus which forms the achilles tendon. As this becomes contracted this causes the ankle to flex...Plantar flex...Which causes toe walking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do I have a mental disorder if i don't stand up for myself anymore? People talk bad about me to my face or behind my back. I don't do anything.
Possibly: Many reasons can cause such reactions -- including depression and various anxiety disorders. Also trauma can result in shame responses, making it hard to stand up for yourself. Or, you have learned from early childhood that asserting yourself is not appropriate, and are simply following family-given rules. You can get help with any of these issues by working with a psychiatrist or psychologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe more than one: Social anxieties/phobias are often associated with negative thoughts about others and their attitudes towards you. However more serious conditions such as paranoia or delusional thinking can also result in beliefs about others that have some negative intent toward you. Seeking help and talking through the possibilities may be of help here. ...Read more
Bipolar persons (or similar mental disorder) - do you avoid certain foods, such as caffeine, etc...?
What to do if I'm feeling as if people with certain mental disorders play the victim instead of taking responsibility?
Don't judge: Your feelings are not wrong or unusual. People who have close relationships with mentally disordered people can feel that way. Try and remember that not taking responsibility may be part of the illness. You can know,this without enabling that behavior. Most important, put your energy into taking care of yourself. Try not to focus on resentment, which will only make you feel worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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