Questions tagged [mental-health]

Mental health is also known as emotional health or well-being. Use the tag for stress, depression, anxiety, autism, ADHD and puzzling symptoms. Everyone experiences changes in mental health but not everyone has a diagnosable mental illness or disorder.

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Is IBS a psychosomatic disorder? [closed]

Is irritable bowel syndrome a psychosomatic disorder? Given that people with IBS often suffer from depression or anxiety and that the colon is partly controlled by the nervous system?
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Benefits of being relaxed after reading up on the morning [closed]

I want someone to help direct me to research (if there exists any) of the advantages both mental and physical of waking up in a relaxed manner. To contrast it we have scenario A where your alarm goes ...
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Does being transgender a mental health condition? If no, why not?

IMPORTANT NOTE: This question focuses on scientific aspects of gender dysphoria only. By no means I desire to disrespect anybody and will gladly have comments about any mistake I might have. My ...
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Why is it a bad idea to use uppers and downers simulatenously?

In the Requiem For A Dream (2000) which is based on a novel written in '78, The grandma uses rainbow pills for weight loss and after overdosing on them. She loses Her sanity and ends up getting ECT. ...
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Why would ECT be done without anasthesia?

In the ending of Requiem For A Dream. The grandma gets ECT after using "Rainbow Pills" for weight loss. The most horrifiying part is. The whole procedure is done while She is awake. The original ...
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Is being "healthy" an actual, overall provable term? Or is "healthy" just a loose assumption?

Say you go to a doctor and they say -- more or less -- that you are "healthy." What does this mean? Under what circumstances does one fall within these supposed confines? And what would falling ...
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Difference between having severe social anxiety and Social Anxiety Disorder

I am sorry if this question seems offensive in any way: I am asking truthfully because I do not know the difference in diagnosis. My question is by which criteria social anxiety disorder is ...
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Are there side effects of listening to binaural sounds? [closed]

I have started listening to binaural sounds (left side wave of 89.75hz, right side wave of 85.25hz) for meditation every day for 10 to 15 mins in morning. I feel calm, relaxed and focused after that. ...
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Where can I find the original brand names of every psychotropic medication?

I'm looking for a place to find the original (initial) brand name of every psychotropic medication when it was first introduced (internationally, not necessarily in the US). I'm not interested in ...
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Is there a name for a phobia of certain textures?

I have a friend with the following undiagnosed condition. If she sees certain textures e.g.: honeycomb, skin with boils, (in a recent film) skin with dozens of teeth stuck into it, she just doesn't ...
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Can metabolism raising help us become thinner?

I saw a article about the metabolism in Chinese. It said that metabolism = 65% basal metabolic rate + 10% thermic effect of food + 25% daily activities, so I can write the math formula, X=65% X+10% ...
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Is Tourrettes considered a condition requiring medication?

Many mental disorders major depressive disorder, bipolar and/or schizophrenia borderline require and or recommend the use of medications. Is tourettes considered less severe such that you may go ...
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What does it mean when a person loses her mind [closed]

In a lot of books/movies you see this scene, the latest example that I found was in "when we were orphans" book: A perfectly normal, healthy woman is kidnapped. After 20 years of abuse, physical ...
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What evidence is there that not taking bipolar medications can damage your brain?

It is often stated serious metal illness if not treated can harm the brain development. What basis is there for this? Are there verifiable tests for such? Example for this: Usually, when we ...
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Why do we sleep? [closed]

I was reading many things about sleep. But I am very curious about knowing why do we sleep. Is it only for trashing out toxic materials or is it anything else?
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Does melatonin supplementation affect depression?

Is there any evidence that melatonin supplementation contributes to, or reduces, depression? I have asked two experts about this, and got two different answers. One said that melatonin ...
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What is the connection between health, exercise, and meditation? [closed]

I have heard that health, exercise and meditation have a connection. How do these three factors interact towards having a better or more relaxing life?
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Is Alzheimer's disease determined by genes or lifestyle and diet?

Dementia is very taxing on care-giver children. Many parents would rather die than burden their children and rob them of living their own life. I am one of the parents who hold this view strongly. Is ...
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Is there statistics on self-harm in France?

I'm having a hard time finding statistics related to self-harm in France (number of persons, sex, percentage related to other mental health issues, age,...). I only found a few old press articles with ...
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Mental health vs mental illness [closed]

What is the difference between mental health and mental illness? What are prime examples of each category and why is a disorder such as bipolar both classified under both mental health and mental ...
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Combined consumption of green tea and cheese / meat

If I drink green tea it happens that after 1-1.5h I feel very tired. I noticed that this does not happen if I consume cheese / meat while drinking green tea. If I eat vegetables or grains during the ...
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What effects can be expected for a 15-year old girl getting 4-5 hours of sleep per night? [closed]

Say a 15-year old girl on average falls asleep around 3am and wakes up around 7am, over a very long period of time. What short-term and future mental/physical effects can be expected?
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Foods that inhibit BACE1 protein

It is said that BACE1 causes mental illness such as alzheimers. What foods or drugs will inhibit the production of BACE1?
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Wishing to be dead without committing suicide

Trying to commit suicide is a mental disorder if it's due to depression and alike. But- Is there a medical disorder where one wishes to be dead, without ever taking action (i.e. doing harm to oneself)....
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Research On Chinese Medicinal Treatment For Anxiety?

I have been searching for analysis & preferable scientific review of Chinese medicinal treatment of psychological disorders... in particular anxiety. Detail: Passing by, I walked into a Chinese ...
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Does 'Stockholm Syndrome' really exist?

Stockholm syndrome describes the 'irrational' bond between a captor and captives. It has been more than four decades since the name, coined by Nils Bejerot, was formally accepted into medical ...
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Clonazepam and pregnancy

What are the risks of my wife taking clonazepam during pregnancy? To be specific, I am looking for recent studies on this, I have done a lot of research and am fairly confused by what I have read.
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Link between combat sports and mental health

Is there evidence to suggest a link between exercising of combat sports and mental health problems (in the later future). For example is there any (reaffirmed) study that shows a higher risk for ...
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Effects of children's exposure to video-games

An example of videogame which made parents to be worried is Gran Theft Auto: a game in which participants gain scores by making sex with a prostitute or by killing people. Some studies reveal that on ...
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How do I determine reputable health information soon?

Like many people, I use the internet and various online resources to search for questions that I have about my personal diet, fitness and health regimens/questions. However, often I run across ...
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Can individuals experience a 'pleasurable' form of psychosis?

From reading anecdotal stories of people with psychosis and schizophrenia online and meeting some people in real life suffering with them first hand, it seems that their experiences are always ...
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How to I overcome extreme anxiety without medication? [closed]

I'm a mother of toddlers. I'm incredibly overwhelmed with stress. I am very anxious about the world around me and I fear their safety. I don't have enough control of my emotions and I believe I ...
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Is there a mental disorder that causes people to do things in their sleep?

As the title says, what can cause high amounts of activity during one's sleep? Activity like: switching on lights, and walking around outside.
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Any drug interactions between Ginkgo Biloba and psychotropics?

What are the interactions, if any, and their effects to mood/health/wellness, between Ginkgo Biloba and psychotropics? I'm interested in answers covering at least these drug types: Selective ...
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Which long-term effects can hypocortisolism have on behavior?

Chronic stress can have a serious impact on our physical as well as psychological health due to sustained high levels of the chemicals released in the ‘fight or flight’ response. I've studied the ...
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How to loose weight as a 17 year old? [closed]

I'm a 17 year old male teenager. Currently my weight is around 95 kg and my height is 175 cm. This year I need to focus most on my studies and because of this I don't get time to exercise. Also ...
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Mental disorders - where to go? [closed]

I have had mental issues since I was four years old, I'm 16 now. I live in Austria. I have already spent a few months in a psychiatric care, but things don't seem to be getting better, and in face, ...
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Should I "give in" to insomnia?

I've started to wonder whether or not my bouts of insomnia are truly detrimental or just "the way I am." Last night for instance, I woke up after four hours of sleep feeling very excited and ...
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Do I have a disorder? (See description) [closed]

Now, it is hard to explain for me. But I need to know what is this. Because I have no idea what this is, I might over-explain. I tried Google with lots of different phrases, and it seems as if this ...
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How to handle overthinking and being nervous all the time [closed]

I'm an application developer with little experience. I recently graduated from university and now I work as a app/game developer. My issue is that every time I get a new task or project I get very ...
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Is Arcalion 200mg by Servier good for ADHD [closed]

I'm curious why is it not wide spread and well-known I'm hesitant to begin a one month course. any suggestions ?
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How to improve your short term memory?

When I check online for memory improvement, I mostly come across games. But I am a software developer, and my job is like solving puzzles all the time while debugging the codes for nearly 10 years. ...
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I'm scared of certain celestial objects

I have a huge fear of photos of certain things in space. Here's a list: Nebula Galaxies Planets I am not scared of photos of stars (like the sun or distant stars), galaxy or star clusters (far away ...
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As a patient, how can I help improve my counseling/therapy sessions?

I'm asking this question for a number of reasons. I like to be proactive in my healthcare My therapist seems more reactive rather than proactive. I don't feel like I'm getting much out of my sessions....
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What are my options to get tested for Aspergers as an adult?

I'm a (hopefully fully functional) adult, who has exhibited many traits that correlate with high-functioning Aspergers corner of ASD spectrum. I am intensely curious as to whether a professional ...
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Is there a way to monitor the quality of healthcare and dental care I am receiving?

It could be a particular online website for reviews, a list of doctor's strength and weaknesses during some kind of an assessment, and or anything that can give consumers a greater capacity in gauging ...
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Need help with Dementia Hackathon Idea (Professionals experienced with dealing with Dementia patients appreicated!)

Me and my team are planning to go to a Dementia based Hackathon early March and since this is our first actual hackathon we were wondering if you could provide some advice regarding our idea. Here's ...
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Check Lithium Related Side Effects Without Blood Test

Situation: A middle aged patient with no health insurance and a well documented history of moderate to severe bipolar disorder visits a low cost clinic. The patient has a just lapsed lithium ...
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Is vitamin D a very passive xenogenic factor to major depressive disorder?

Are the biosynthesis, utilisation and catabolism systems of vitamin D, especially the pathways of neural cells' vitamin D response, altered by the pathophysiological condition of major depressive ...
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Health and magnetic influence of notebook

How is harmful to keep laptop on the legs or near of the body in terms of magnetic influence?