Self-Diagnosis: Why You Shouldn’t Do It

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On this day, not everyone is privileged enough to get proper help from a professional. This would lead people to reach out to Google to search for their symptoms to reach a conclusion on their illness and start to self-diagnose themselves. Some can afford to get proper help but choose not to for personal reasons. Self-diagnosing is very dangerous and we are going to list down why they are not only dangerous but not advisable.

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Understanding the Side Effects of Antidepressants

An antidepressant is a type of medication that helps alleviate the symptoms of various mental health disorders such as, depression, anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, serious phobias, such as agoraphobia and social phobia, bulimia, and lastly, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). They try to address chemical imbalances in the brain’s neurotransmitters, which are thought to be the cause of mood and behavioral shifts.

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The Different Anxiety Myths We’ve All Heard About

Anxiety is an issue that you may know about. You’ve heard about it from friends, family, and acquaintances. Suddenly one day someone you know can’t come into work because of a panic attack or a family member can’t join in on an event because they have social anxiety. These situations often lead to people creating anxiety myths that may or may not hold water when closely looked at. 

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Common Symptoms of Childhood Depression

 Depression can be a devastating mental health issue that can heavily affect the life of an individual. Adults can have trouble managing their day to day with it. However, it’s effects can be much more prevalent when a child is the one experiencing it. The worst part is that it can have long lasting effects on a child as they age. So you need to be on the lookout for it’s symptoms before it causes permanent damage. 

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What You Can Do About Irregular Mood Swings

Have you ever felt happy one moment and depressed the next? Well you are not alone. Nearly 10% of all adults in the US experience some form of mood swing disorder. That is nearly 33 million people in the US alone. And the majority of them can be teenagers and adults in the age range of 30-50. Luckily for the 33 million who do experience irregular mood swings, there are a few great ways you can deal with it.

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Why Mental Health Awareness Matters

A person’s mental health is one of the most valuable things they can have. Having good mental health lets you get through the day without any issues and tackle problems effectively. But do you really understand the impact mental health awareness has on you, your family and friends?

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