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NEED HELP DECIDING IF YOU SHOULD CONSIDER SEEING A MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL?

If you or a loved one is experiencing one or more of the symptoms listed below, and the symptoms are causing serious problems in your ability to study, work or relate to others, you should consider making an appointment to see a mental health professional.

SYMPTOMS

Withdrawal
Recent social withdrawal and loss of interest in others

 

Drop in functioning
An unusual drop in functioning, at school, work or social activities, such as quitting sports, failing in school or difficulty performing familiar tasks

 

Problems thinking
Problems with concentration, memory or logical thought and speech that are hard to explain

 

Increased sensitivity
Heightened sensitivity to sights, sounds, smells or touch; avoidance of over-stimulating situations 

Apathy
Loss of initiative or desire to participate in any activity 

Feeling disconnected
A vague feeling of being disconnected from oneself or one’s surroundings; a sense of unreality

Illogical thinking
Unusual or exaggerated beliefs about personal powers to understand meanings or influence events; illogical or “magical” thinking typical of childhood in an adult 

Nervousness
Fear or suspicion of others or a strong nervous feeling 


Unusual behavior
Odd, uncharacteristic, peculiar behavior 

Sleep or appetite changes
Dramatic sleep and appetite changes or decline in personal care

 

Mood changes
Rapid or dramatic shifts in feelings

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