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How do you know if you look like you have a mental disability?
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I think the best thing to do if you want to answer the question would be to ask someone close to you, someone you trust.
For a lot of people with mental disabilities it is very difficult to tell upon first sight as they may look no different from everyone else so don’t assume that because you have a mental disability it is clear from what you look like.

Yet in all honesty is it something you would be able to change and does it really matter?
You look how you look and although it may not be exactly how you want to look you are beautiful in your own way and people will appreciate that. Few people may be considered to have the ‘perfect appearance’ and even then it is not always what they want, the ‘popular look’ is changing constantly and you should be proud of what you look like because there will always be people who don’t care about appearance.
Looking like you have a mental disability is not a problem, you are beautiful and people still love you, just because you are different does not mean you are less.
You are absolutely unique, just like everyone else.
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999tigger
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(Original post by Anonymous)
How do you know if you look like you have a mental disability?
Which one do you think you might have?

See your GP explain your symptoms and concerns then get a diagnosis. If they consider there are enough symptoms they may diagnose or they may refer you to a specialist.

You can also talk to the mental health charities to discuss where you might get help.

You dont really give any information, so hard to direct you.
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As has been mentioned, it can be hard to tell from appearance alone (if that is what you're meaning to ask - your wording feels a bit vague to me!). The best thing to do is, as advised above, to ask people close to you who you can trust and who would not be rude/mean unnecessarily.

Also, sometimes one can feel a physical change in one's body, which one can presume might show outwardly too. Like when I'm dissociating, I get this glazed-over feeling in my eyes - and if I look in a mirror, my face and eyes in particular do appear different to normal.

Is there any particular reason why you are asking this, OP?
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You don't. There are physical changes which may indicate someone is stressed, upset, struggling etc but you generally can't look at someone and deduce they have a mental illness from appearance alone.
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