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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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What does it mean when a person loses her mind [on hold]

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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Tips for being a happy caregiver(for my mother)

"How do you become a good caregiver for your parent in a sustainable way?" Hi, I'm a 28 year-old married man. A month ago we learned my mother has a stage 4 recurrent rectal cancer in her lungs. She ...
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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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Is mixture of almonds, fennel seeds and rock sugar beneficial for eye sight?

I live in India and I've heard it from my parents, neighbors and many other people that the powdered mixture of almonds, fennel seeds and rock sugar, taken with milk or raw everyday for 2-3 months ...
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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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Ginkgo Biloba - Are all commercially available concentrates 50:1?

While researching dosage and what is available in stores, I've noticed two types, ones that are labeled 50:1 concentrate and ones that are not. Does anyone know if most commercially available brands ...
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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 are the tell-tale symptoms of depression to take note in case someone you know is at risk of committing suicide?

Suppose a close friend or relative requests to borrow money. It will be a disaster if I refuse to lend and he/she commits suicide. So, it is important to know the tell-tale symptoms of depression to ...
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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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Is it possible to have a shift in body alignment?

I have had an accident on my motorbike around three years back. Ever since then I feel that my bike's handle tilts towards right while driving. I have had its "T-bend" fork out removed (this is some ...
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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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Would a psychopath's grandiosity be outweighed by their manipulativeness? [closed]

According to the Hare Psychopathy Checklist, there are several symptoms someone should be experiencing to be classified as a psychopath (Antisocial Personality Disorder as I have heard it called, ...
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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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Psychological disease

My aunt stays up until midnight saying that she feels a lot of pain on his chest and describes other symptoms that do not make any sense. At the next day, she wakes up fine like if nothing had ...
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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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Mental growth and body posture [closed]

I have seen many kids having brain development issue, have body shape and growth issues as well. Is it the brain controlling the growth of body or there are some other factors?
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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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What exactly is “Sleep Cleanliness”? [closed]

I may have a mental disorder but I don’t really know what exactly the disease is. Background Every night when I try to fall into sleep, if something like "sudden noise level change", for instance, ...
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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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Need some good advice [closed]

My friends always say that I am apprehensive. Yes, to a great extent I agree with them. I tried a lot to change myself, but I can't. Whenever I see or hear something, I start thinking about it and ...
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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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Should I stop, Obssessive Compulsive [closed]

So I have some mild OCD going on and I am wondering if I should stop I am normal but have a compulsion to think the thought "Everything is good" in my head but its not bad really but I do it several ...
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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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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?
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I need advice concerning my Type 1 Bipolar friend [closed]

I have a 33 year old friend who suffers from Type 1 Bipolar Disorder. Over the last year his manic states have progressively become worst, lasting longer, and he has become more delusional. Right now ...
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control anger with persons

I am human,I have feelings and I can't overcome my anger alone.I have anger in my mind with some persons who went(and maybe will) and make bad things to me. I didn't do anything yet. I don't know If ...