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Risk Developing Mental Disorder

Risk Developing Mental Disorder

Exploring Comorbidity Within Mental Disorders  Question:   After an individual receives a diagnosis of a specific mental disorder, does the risk of developing other mental disorders increase? Answer: Yes, comorbidity within mental disorders is pervasive.  There is an increased risk of developing all other mental disorders after an index mental disorder. The risk of developing…

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Stress Ultimate Cause of Illness

Stress the Ultimate Cause of Illness

The Ultimate Cause of Illness and Disease is Stress  Stress is the ultimate cause of illness and mortality. Stress is not a disease. Stress causes illness and disease. 90% of what sends people to their physician is stress related illnesses.  Millions of people leave the physicians office with prescriptions for anti-depressants, anti-anxiety medications, and every…

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BIPOLAR DISORDER MANIC DEPRESSIVE ILLNESS

BIPOLAR DISORDER MANIC DEPRESSIVE ILLNESS

BIPOLAR DISORDER MANIC DEPRESSIVE ILLNESS. Bipolar disorder — sometimes classified as Bipolar Affective Disorder or Manic-Depressive illness — is a common, severe, and persistent mental illness.  BIPOLAR ESSENTIALS Bipolar Disorder, which in the ICD-10 is classified as Bipolar Affective Disorder, or Manic-Depressive Illness (MDI), is a common, severe, and persistent mental illness. In the 5th…

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Codependency Traits

Codependency Traits: What, How, When are the Traits Formed?

What are Codependency Traits Codependency is a group of personality traits or personality characteristics. They are cognitive, emotional, and behavioral patterns that affects an individual’s ability to have a healthy, mutually satisfying relationship with oneself and with others. They are maladaptive patterns. However, no such disorder is recognized by the Diagnostic Statistical Manual-5 (DSM-5). However,…

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Personality Disorders: What, How, & When are They Formed.

Personality Disorder: What, How, When is It Formed

What is a Personality Disorder?  Personality Disorder is a pervasive set of problems that are theorized to begin in infancy or early childhood development and continue in adulthood. They are called Personality Disorders in the DSM-V because these problems tend to affect many aspects of a person’s personality, including sense of identity, sense of Self,…

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