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Jamesy
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04 Dec 2012, 12:07 pm

Can some mental disabilities be treated or made better?



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04 Dec 2012, 12:25 pm

Yes, some symptoms can be treated.

The positive symptoms of schizophrenia (hallucinations, posturing, etc) can be treated with drugs, though the negative symptoms (difficulty taking care of oneself) cannot.

Other mental disorders like depression can be treated with therapy, sun exposure, or drugs, depending on the type.

I'm not sure about other forms of treatment for specific disorders other than drug treatments, but basically any symptoms that have neurotransmitter problem could potentially have a drug available to treat it. Since I don't know too much about psychology, and there are over 400 mental disorders, I can't really tell you the specifics.



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04 Dec 2012, 12:29 pm

Well many symptoms can be treated...but not all disorders can be cured, and some that potentially can be might not be depending on the person or even if the symptoms are eliminated they can still come back.


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04 Dec 2012, 8:10 pm

Jamesy wrote:
Can some mental disabilities be treated or made better?


Yes. Some can. Not necessarily a cure, but things can be made less difficult.


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