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
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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
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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 particular,...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...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 or Alzheimer's disease,
it...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, or even those causing a mild ...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 adults can remain undiagnosed, and indeed the condition has usually been...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 injury (MTBI), for which...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 patients with bipolar seek...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...read more »
Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be
undiagnosed in teenagers.
The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe medical depression
to be overlooked.
See misdiagnosis of depression or symptoms...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 (such as ...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...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 to...read more »
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Mental illness: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Hospitals & Clinics: Mental illness
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Mental illness: Rare Types
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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Mental illness
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Prognosis for Mental illness
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Research about Mental illness
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Statistics for Mental illness
Mental illness: Broader Related Topics
Types of Mental illness
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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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