DO ADDICTIONS AND OTHER FORMS OF SEVERE MENTAL HEALTH DISEASES DISTORT OUR PERCEPTIONS AND DECISION-MAKINGS SO MUCH THAT THEY CONSTITUTE A FORM OF TEMPORARY MENTAL DISABILITY? MIGHT THESE MENTAL HEALTH DISEASES LEAD TO QUESTIONS OF MENTAL COMPETENCY?

People with addictive behaviors (leading to ruination of personal finances, health, relationships), severe depression (with psychosis, lack of appetite, lack of personal hygiene, or suicidality), eating disorders (with attendant health risks), bipolar mania (with associated poor judgment related to hypersexuality or hyperspending, leading to relationship strife and financial ruin), schizophrenia (with associated paranoia or lossContinue reading “DO ADDICTIONS AND OTHER FORMS OF SEVERE MENTAL HEALTH DISEASES DISTORT OUR PERCEPTIONS AND DECISION-MAKINGS SO MUCH THAT THEY CONSTITUTE A FORM OF TEMPORARY MENTAL DISABILITY? MIGHT THESE MENTAL HEALTH DISEASES LEAD TO QUESTIONS OF MENTAL COMPETENCY?”

ANOTHER SUICIDE…CHESLIE KRYST

https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6894379272736178176?commentUrn=urn%3Ali%3Acomment%3A%28activity%3A6894379272736178176%2C6895116065764986880%29 There is no emoji adequate for the loss of another one of our sisters (or brothers). Cheslie is us and we are her. 130 suicides/day, completed, in the US. 3,700 suicide attempts, each and every day in the US (https://lnkd.in/gtm7iGnE). Medical and mental health professionals have an array of very effective treatments, not cures,Continue reading “ANOTHER SUICIDE…CHESLIE KRYST”

I CAN…

help you to be less depressed and less anxious, but I cannot make you happy. help you have fewer cravings for your addictive substances, but I cannot make you clean and sober. help you decrease the risk of a second heart attack and stroke, but I cannot take away your atherosclerotic artery disease. help decreaseContinue reading “I CAN…”

ONE OF THE MORE FRUSTRATING ASPECTS OF ADDICTION IS THAT, EVEN WHEN AN ADDICT HAS MADE A DECISION TO TELL THE TRUTH, OR TO ASK FOR HELP, BETWEEN THEIR BRAIN AND THEIR LIPS THE MESSAGE IS HIJACKED AND OUT COMES A LIE INSTEAD.

Even when the truth is actually easier to tell, and not associated with consequences, many times, an addict cannot state a simple truth. Also difficult to understand, is when an addict will lie about topics or events which are totally unrelated to his/her addiction. Charles Tadros, M.D June 18, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri

IT IS NOT THAT ADDICTIVE AND HABIT-FORMING SUBSTANCES ARE NOT FUN OR DO NOT WORK. IT IS THAT USING THEM COMES AT TOO GREAT OF A COST, NOW AND IN THE FUTURE.

Charles Tadros, M.D. May 8, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri

ALL FORMS OF ADDICTION AND MENTAL ILLNESS LEAVE AN INDELIBLE MARK THAT CAN DISABLE US AS WELL AS ENRICH OUR LIVES AND ENRICH THE LIVES OF OTHERS.

You may just become a good EGG ( Empathic, Grateful, and develop Grit). Charles Tadros M.D. April 20, 2021 St Louis, Missouri

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