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You indicate the behaviors that are making you concerned about your child by answering a series of questions. The Symptom Checker analyzes your answers to give you a list of psychiatric or learning disorders that are associated with those symptoms.

Since individual symptoms can reflect more than one disorder, this tool will give you a range of possibilities and guide you toward next steps. This tool cannot diagnose your child, but it can help you inform yourself about possible diagnoses and will offer information and articles to help you learn about them, to facilitate a conversation with a professional.

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      Signs of mental disorders, and also the frequency of their occurrence is a common question, exciting people in recent years. This is especially true in connection with the fact that the pace of life is steadily growing, and the resources of human nervous system remain unchanged. Very often mental violations develop gradually, stepwise, introducing features into the psyche a person who was previously not peculiar to him, respectively, there are good chances to notice them in time and provide proper medical care. nine0003

      According to the latest data, mental disorders are detected in 25-30% of the population, that is, one in four in the world. However, it is noteworthy that while 75-80% are sick non-psychotic, mild mental disorders. serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia occur in 6-17% cases. Alcoholism - in 60%.

      It must be remembered that mental disorder is not a sentence, because with sufficient and timely treatment by a specialist, as well as a responsible attitude and attention to their condition, the symptoms of mental disorders can be stopped, (and often the disorder itself can be completely cured), which will help to maintain the former social, professional status and quality of life. nine0003


      Asthenic syndrome.

      This condition may accompany any mental disorders and many of the somatic diseases. Asthenia expressed in weakness, low performance, mood swings, increased sensitivity. A person starts crying easily, instantly gets irritated and loses his temper. Often asthenia is accompanied sleep disturbances, feeling of weakness, increased fatigue, inability to cope with the usual workload, study. nine0003

      Obsessive states.

      A wide range of obsessions includes many manifestations: from constant doubts, unpleasant thoughts, "stuck, spinning in the head", fears with which a person does not able to cope, to an irresistible desire for purity or performing certain unusual actions. Under the control of the obsessive state, a person can return home several times in order to check whether he turned off the iron, gas, water, whether he closed the door with a key. An obsessive fear of an accident can force the patient to perform some rituals that, according to the sufferer, can avert trouble. If you notice that your friend or relative washes his hands for hours, became overly squeamish and is always afraid of getting infected with something - this also obsession. The desire not to step on cracks in the asphalt, joints tiles, avoidance of certain modes of transport or people in clothing a certain color or type is also an obsessive state. nine0003

      Mood changes.

      It is especially important to pay attention not to how much for short-term changes under the influence of momentary factors, how much for mood changes that were not previously characteristic a person, long-term, from 2 weeks or more.

      • Longing, depression, longing for self-accusations, talk about their own worthlessness, sinfulness, about death, lack of future, hope for the best, etc.
      • Unnatural frivolity, carelessness. nine0036
      • Foolishness, not characteristic of age and character.
      • Euphoric state, optimism without any basis.
      • Apathy, painful feeling of lack of emotions.
      • Fussiness, talkativeness, inability to concentrate, confused thinking.
      • Irritability, anger, aggressiveness
      • Inability to control emotions, tearfulness, slight breakdowns in conversation
      • natural bashfulness, inability to restrain sexual desires or vice versa, the disappearance of libido, the absence of a morning erection in men

      Unusual sensations in the body.

      Stinging, burning in the skin, sensations burning, “twisting” pressure in the body, stirring “something inside”, "rustling in the head", the presence of foreign objects in the body - can signal disturbances in the nervous system.


      Expressed in an obsessive, obsessive search for themselves of serious illnesses and disorders, painful "listening" to the slightest change in the state of your body. At the same time, the patient often does not trust doctors, requires repeated and deeper research, completely focused on finding difficult diseases, requires to be treated as a patient. nine0003

      Appetite disorders.

      It is important to note how sudden increased appetite - "wolfish appetite", and its sharp decrease and perversion of taste preferences. The reason may be as in the disease gastrointestinal tract, and in the general depression of the state, or painful conviction of excessive fullness in its absence. Same it is important if previously tasty food has lost its taste, has become bland, tasteless, "like cardboard."


      Do not confuse illusions with hallucinations. Illusions force a person to perceive real objects and phenomena in distorted form, while in hallucinations a person feels something that in reality does not exist.

      Examples of illusions:

      • the pattern on the wallpaper seems to be an interweaving of snakes or worms;
      • sizes of objects are perceived in a distorted form;
      • the sound of raindrops on the windowsill seems to be the careful steps of someone terrible; nine0036
      • the shadows of the trees turn into terrible creatures crawling up with frightening intentions, etc.

      Hallucinations not guess, then susceptibility to hallucinations can manifest itself more noticeable. Hallucinations can affect all the senses, that is be visual and auditory, tactile and gustatory, olfactory and common, as well as combined in any combination. To the sick all he is sees, hears and feels, seems completely real. He may not believe that all this is not felt, not heard, not seen by others. Them he can perceive bewilderment as a conspiracy, deceit, mockery, get irritated at not being understood. nine0003

      • Auditory hallucinations human hears various kinds of noise, fragments of words or coherent phrases. Voices can give commands or comment on every action of the patient, laugh at him or discuss his thoughts.
      • Taste and olfactory hallucinations often cause a sensation of an unpleasant quality: a disgusting taste or smell.
      • For tactile hallucinations, the patient it seems that someone is biting him, touching him, strangling him, that they are crawling on him insects that some creatures are introduced into his body and there move or eat the body from the inside. nine0036
      • Outwardly subject to hallucinations expressed in conversations with an invisible interlocutor, sudden laughter or constant intense listening to something. The patient can always to shake off something, to cry out, to examine oneself with preoccupied look or ask others if they see something on his body or in the surrounding space.

      Changes in thinking

      Previously uncharacteristic overestimation own abilities or abilities, confidence in one's own exclusivity, passion for esotericism, magic, suddenly appeared belief in the supernatural. The rate at which thoughts flow in the head can also change, or become uncomfortably slow, or so fast that sometimes it is very difficult to concentrate on one thought. nine0003

      Delusional thoughts.

      Delusional states often accompany psychoses. Delusion is based on erroneous judgments, and the patient stubbornly maintains its false belief, even if there are obvious contradictions with reality. Crazy ideas acquire significance that determines everything behavior. Delusional disorders can be expressed in an erotic form, or in the conviction of one's great mission, in descent from a noble kind or aliens. It may seem to the patient that someone is trying to kill or poison, rob or kidnap. Sometimes the development of delusional state is preceded by a feeling of unreality of the surrounding world or own personality. nine0003


      There are people who are unsociable and unsociable in strength of his character. This is normal and should not arouse suspicion. mental disorders. But if a born merry fellow, the soul company, a family man and a good friend suddenly begins to destroy social connections, becomes unsociable, shows coldness towards those who have recently was dear to him - this is a reason to worry about his mental health. A person becomes sloppy, stops taking care of himself, maybe quit your job for no good reason, abandon your career, former goals and interests, in society can begin to behave shockingly - commit acts that are considered indecent and unacceptable. nine0003

      Gathering or excessive generosity

      Yes, any collector can be suspicion. Especially in cases where the gathering becomes obsession, subjugates the whole life of a person. It may expressed in the desire to drag into the house things found in the garbage, hoarding products without paying attention to expiration dates, or pick up stray animals in numbers that exceed the ability provide them with proper care and maintenance. nine0003

      Desire to distribute all one's property, excessive spending can also be regarded as suspicious symptom. Especially in the case when a person was not different before generosity or altruism. Particular attention should be paid to this a condition, especially when a person begins to unexpectedly actively attend banks and make loans.

      Mental disorders - signs, symptoms, treatment and care

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      Mental and behavioral disorders are one of the most complex medical problems affecting people in all parts of the world. Depending on the manifested features of mental disorders, they can drastically affect the image and quality of a person's life or be almost invisible. nine0003

      Mental disorders are a wide range of pathologies provoked by changes in the human psyche. These changes directly or indirectly affect the lifestyle of a person in society, his performance, ability to perform daily tasks and adequately perceive the events around him.


      Signs and symptoms of a mental disorder

      Ivan Vladimirovich Brednev

      Psychiatrist - narcologist


      The symptom complex of mental disorders in men and women directly depends on the type and group of a specific disorder. It is possible to determine the exact type of disorder only after a comprehensive examination by a psychiatrist.

      Experts note that all mental disorders in women and men have a set of basic symptoms, including:

      • Acute or partial disturbance of thinking, behavior or mood;
      • Distortion of logical perception of reality, mental personality disorder; nine0036
      • Inconsistency of ongoing events with expressed emotions: for example, when a tragedy happens, a person demonstrates satisfaction or laughter;
      • Minor or obvious deviations from generally accepted norms of behavior;
      • Distinct psychological discomfort.

      The above symptoms in neuro-psychiatric disorders can manifest themselves both individually and in combination.

      Symptoms can vary significantly depending on gender, age and individual characteristics of the patient. As a rule, aggressive behavior is pronounced in men, and in women: hysteria and sudden mood swings. nine0003

      Causes of mental disorders

      Mental and behavioral disorders can be caused by a wide range of external and internal factors. But in all cases, the brain becomes the object of the lesion.

      Internal causes include:

      • Traumatic brain injuries, benign and malignant brain tumors;
      • Numerous infectious diseases directly affecting the brain or provoking its intoxication; nine0036
      • Diabetes mellitus, stroke and other pathologies affecting the organs and systems of the body - as a rule, occur in older people;
      • Congenital anomalies and defects.

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