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How can I help someone with mental illness who is socially withdrawn?

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Dr. Muhammad Munir
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Socially isolated

Many mental heath disorders can damage the social relationships.
Be supportive, encourage social contact, minimize stigma and try to educate people about the illness.Depressed anxious people avoid contact because of our society's harsh response to people with mental health problems.No one avoids or looks down on some one with hypertension or asthma, but with depression anxiety a different story.

In brief: Socially isolated

Many mental heath disorders can damage the social relationships.
Be supportive, encourage social contact, minimize stigma and try to educate people about the illness.Depressed anxious people avoid contact because of our society's harsh response to people with mental health problems.No one avoids or looks down on some one with hypertension or asthma, but with depression anxiety a different story.
Dr. Muhammad Munir
Dr. Muhammad Munir
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Dr. Cyma Khalily
Psychiatry

In brief: TREATMENT

Support and affirmation are great but ultimately professional help is necessary.
A therapist and possibly medications. Evaluate for depression and anxiety for instance.

In brief: TREATMENT

Support and affirmation are great but ultimately professional help is necessary.
A therapist and possibly medications. Evaluate for depression and anxiety for instance.
Dr. Cyma Khalily
Dr. Cyma Khalily
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