All of us experience stress and anxiety in our regular lives, and may feel bogged down dealing with our problems. However, when the issues are more severe or last for much longer than is warranted by the circumstances, they may become ‘symptoms’, and hence, be a cause for concern. There could be several indicators that may suggest that you make need to seek help for a mental health professional.
- You find that you are experiencing many of the symptoms of a particular disorder
- You find your sleep/appetite/day-to-day functioning is getting severely affected but you’re not sure why
- You’ve tried dealing with your problems in your usual manner but nothing seems to work
- You’ve been experiencing inexplicable aches and pains and haven’t found the reason despite several visits to your General physician and other specialist doctors
- Members of your family or friends feel that ‘something is really wrong’ and are asking you to seek help.
- You are experiencing emotions that are disproportionate on intensity to the problem you are facing.
In any case, the issue you bring up will be evaluated in a comprehensive manner, and treatment, if required, will be initiated only after collaboration with the panel of mental health professionals in MPC. We have described the common mental health concerns on our website. You can go through these or make use of the test yourself facility to assess if you need to seel help from us.