Human beings are social animals. We thrive on spending time with others, relating to others, and feeling close to others. Those we interact with closely and feel intimate with do not have to be large in numbers. Yet, we must, in order to achieve happiness in life, must have at least a few people in our lives who we can spend time with, discuss our lives with, feeling a sense of belonging with, and feel we can rely on through all times which can include those that are good and those that are not so good. Support is vital for us to thrive through all of life's challenges. For physical and mental well-being humans must connect to one another.
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Can social isolation increase my risk for disease?
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Can obesity cause mental health problems?
Psychological disorders which obesity may trigger include depression, eating disorders, distorted body image, and low self-esteem. Understanding the connection between obesity and mental disorders, such as depression, is an important public health issue because both of these conditions will individually have significant implication on health care systems across the globe and account for a significant proportion of the global burden of disease.
What mental disorders are similar to schizophrenia?
Douglas Severance, MD, Family Medicine, answeredMany mental health disorders share some similar symptoms with schizophrenia. Some personality disorders share symptoms with schizophrenia, including paranoid personality disorder, schizoid personality disorder, and schizotypal personality disorder. Other mental health disorders may also share some features with schizophrenia. A brief psychotic disorder has similar qualities to schizophrenia but lasts less than one month, as opposed to schizophrenia, in which the presentation of symptoms continue for at least six months at a time.
Schizophreniform disorder is also similar to schizophrenia, but lasts between one and six months. Some people confuse schizoaffective disorder with schizophrenia, but a key difference is that people with schizoaffective disorder have symptoms of major depressive disorder or bipolar disorder, along with symptoms of schizophrenia. Some medical conditions also can cause symptoms that are similar to schizophrenia.Helpful? 2 people found this helpful.
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