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Mental illness

Mental illness: Introduction

The term "mental illness" may refer to a variety of psychological or psychiatric disorders, but tends to be used to describe the more severe types of mental health disorders. Less severe mental health problems tend to be called "disorders" or "syndromes" rather than "illness". ...more »

Symptoms of Mental illness

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Mental illness?

Mental illness: Related Patient Stories

Mental illness: Deaths

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Types of Mental illness

Mental illness: Complications

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Causes of Mental illness

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Disease Topics Related To Mental illness

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Mental illness: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Mental illness

Parental fears about toddler behavior often unfounded: There are many behaviors in infants and toddlers that may give rise to a fear that the child has some form of mental health condition. In...read more »

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden inability to speak. This was initially misdiagnosed...read more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a stroke...read more »

Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for milder injuries,...read more »

ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults. Some...read more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This is particularly true of mild traumatic brain...read more »

Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) often fails to be diagnosed correctly by primary care physicians. Many...read more »

Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with an eating disorder is female. The result is that men with eating disorders often fail to be diagnosed or have a delayed...read more »

Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be undiagnosed in teenagers. The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause...read more »

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed. It may be misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease or dementia ...read more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return. A variety of symptoms can occur in post-concussion syndrome...read more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in children. See misdiagnosis of...read more »

Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression) may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see symptoms of anxiety disorders). Failure...read more »

Mental illness: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Mental illness

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Choosing the Best Hospital: More general information, not necessarily in relation to Mental illness, on hospital performance and surgical care quality:

Mental illness: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Mental illness

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Mental illness: Animations

Prognosis for Mental illness

Research about Mental illness

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Statistics for Mental illness

Mental illness: Broader Related Topics

Mental illness Message Boards

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Definitions of Mental illness:

Any disease of the mind; the psychological state of someone who has emotional or behavioral problems serious enough to require psychiatric intervention - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

 

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