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Questions and answers about mental health and conditions, such as depression, bipolar, ADD-ADHD, schizophrenia, and others
Asked in Mental Health, ADD-ADHD, Symptoms, Concerta
What are the symptoms of ADHD?
Symptoms include: Often fidgeting with hands or feet, or squirming while seated. Having difficulty remaining seated. Having difficulty awaiting turn in games or group activities. Often blurting out answers before questions are completed. Having difficulty in following instructions. Having difficulty sustaining attention in tasks or play activities. Often shifting from one uncompleted task to another. Having difficulty playing quietly. Often talking excessively. Often interrupting or intruding on others. Often not listening to what is being said. Often forgetting things necessary for tasks or activities. Often engaging in physically dangerous activities without considering...
How can you tell if someone is a pathological liar?
Pathological liars - or "mythomaniacs" - are people who engage in objectively puposeless story telling behavior. The stories they tell are not the products of delusions and serve no external purpose other than to inflate the value of the teller in the eyes of the listener. The actual existence of mythomania separate from other diagnoses as a symptom set is a controversial topic in the mental health field. The symptom set for Mythomania is strictly limited: 1) The subject is not delusional and...
Asked in Mental Health, Medication and Drugs, Adderall
What will ADHD medicine do to you if you don't have ADHD?
It will give the effect of being under the influence of Amphetamine, also known as speed. I recommend you do not attempt an ADHD medication if not diagnosed with it by a Licensed professional. Part two: Not only that, but you may become anemic and dramatically underweight, can approach death as a small child, and become depressed (personal experience from improper diagnosis of asperger's). I have adult ADHD and I once had a roommate that did a ridiculous thing. She did a self-diagnosis and...
Asked in Mental Health
How does complete isolation affect mental health?
COMPLETE isolation is very harmful to mental health, there are thousands of studies which ALL (and that is quite unique in psychology!) agree that is a very harmful adn unwise to do it. Everyone has their own levels of socialising (ex. extroverst Vs. introverts) but everyone need the human company BUT total isolation is VERY HARMFUL. IT'S VITAL FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH! If you make yourself DO IT then don't!! People who's been a long period of time isolated (ex. 2 or 3 years)...
Asked in Miscellaneous, Mental Health, Self-Defense
How do you not freeze up in a fight?
Practice Fighting with your friends, use pads. Study various fighting arts such as Jujitsu, atemi waza, etc., as well as some of the more modern teachers of street fighting tactics and techniques, and incorporate from whatever you study only that which is useful to you. For example, if you're not very strong on kicking techniques or joint locking techniques then do not incorporate them. You want simple, easy to use tactics and techniques that are applicable to a wide variety of different...
Asked in Mental Health, ADD-ADHD
What will ADHD medication do to a person without ADHD?
It varies on the person, but it will most likely make you much more focused on things, curve your appetite, and cause insomnia It will give the effect of being under the influence of Amphetamine, also known as speed. I recommend you do no attempt an ADHD medication if not diagnosed with it by a Licensed professional. Second answer: Not only that, but you may become anemic and dramatically underweight, approach death as a small child, and become depressed. (personal experience from improper...
Asked in Mental Health, ADD-ADHD
Is there an ADHD test?
ADHD Test An objective physiological measure of ADHD has been elusive. However, research by Jason Alster MSc has shown that when an ADD person tries to sit still , do a boring task, or concentrate- they actually enter stress as measured by electro dermal activity. This marker is positive in the majority of ADD clients tested. Then GSR biofeedback may be used to improve the stress result. A protocol using this valid objective physiological marker has just been published in a video- Guide...
Asked in Mental Health, ADD-ADHD
How do you know if you have ADHD?
basically ADHD is hyperactivity like you can easily get distracted but I would not advise you to take any pills because that can only last for a little while and its also when you are very talkative i would know because i have it its not easy to live with but you'll soon understand it was meant fir the best. You can go visit a doctor who can help you when trying to find out if you have ADHD. The best...
Asked in Science, Mental Health, IQ
Where can you take the WAIS IV IQ test for free?
WAIS-IV stands for Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-4th Edition. It a clinician administered test--i.e. it cannot be taken online. The test is only sold to clinicians--licensed psychologists--who are trained to use it. You need to see a psychologist to get it done. Sometimes you can get a free assessment at a university clinic with a Ph.D. program in clinical psychology. However, if you walk in and simply request an IQ test, your request might be declined, just like you might be refused and MRI...
Can a spouse be accused of stalking?
Yes, they can depending on the circumstances. ********* If the person being harassed or followed is placed in fear that the stalker intends to injure the person, another person, or property of the person or of another person, then yes a spouse could be accused of stalking. The feeling of fear must be one that a reasonable person in the same situation would experience under all the circumstances. In some states there is also a requirement that the person accused of stalking knew...
Asked in Health, Mental Health, Narcissism, Psychology
Are all Narcissists pathological liars?
Pathological lying is one of the hallmark characteristics of a narcissist. They lie out of their need to manipulate and control. They must lie in order to create their false "reality" about themselves that they project out to the world. They lie to bolster their grandiosity and inflate their accomplishments. Lying is the most common complaint of people who have a narcissist in their life. Following are some comments from contributors: Opinion Lying compulsively is not a disease or even an abnormality, which are...
Asked in Mental Health
What is a clinical disorder?
A Clinical Disorder is a series or group of behaviors that equal or match a list of expected behaviors listed in, "The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is the standard classification of mental disorders used by mental health professionals in the United States. It is intended to be applicable in a wide array of contexts and used by clinicians and researchers of many different orientations (e.g., biological, psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioral, interpersonal, family/systems). DSM-IV has been designed for use across settings,...
Asked in Mental Health, Antidepressants
What is the maximum daily dose for amitriptyline?
Maximum Dosage depending on age and for what reason you are taking it. For pain relief a lower dose of 10 - 20 mg is recommended. For Depression/Anxiety/Sleep Problems a maximum of 200 mg can be described. Patients in hospital can be prescribed up tp 300mg through an injection. ...
Asked in Mental Health, IQ
Where can you get a professional IQ test?
Psychologists and neuropsychologists give IQ tests as part of the battery of tests they have you do. There are also places like Mensa that administer tests. But there's not really much of a reason for someone to have an IQ test. It doesn't mean much on its own and is pretty much useless in any day-to-day situation. ...
Asked in Mental Health, Psychology
How do you drive yourself crazy?
There are many, many ways to drive yourself clinically insane. One way is to infect yourself with Treponema pallidum, the causative agent for Syphilis. Another way is to take mind-altering drugs over a long period of time, such as psilocybin, Baeocystin, lysergic acid diethylamide, or even methamphetamines. Yet another way is to intentionally be exposed to a known vector of rabies. Try going to a park and looking for animals that display odd behavior- that fox that's trying to do back flips...
Asked in Mental Health, Drug Cleansing
How long does testim stay in your body?
It is fat-soluble, so it stays much longer than other drugs based on that. On the other hand it is a drug that can be metabolized depending on the person's metabolic rate. Steroid use can slowly damage the kidneys. ...
Asked in Mental Health, Smoking and Tobacco Use
What is a natural property of nicotine?
Nicotine is an allelochemical. All plants naturally produce scores of these chemicals to protect them from herbivores, pests or contesting plants, to grow and to reproduce. Very little research has been made into allelochemicals (apart from nicotine!) but what little has been performed suggests that many could be toxic (in the appropriate dose) or even carcinogenic. Nicotine is produced by the tobacco plant to repel pests. Nicotinic pesticide is approved for organic farming use. Additionally, the pharmaceutical industry is trialling nicotine-based drugs to treat...