Show 186 - Know Your Symptoms

In this episode, a caution about using Facebook as a health journal or health locker and what are symptoms and the ways that they show up in the body. Your body.

This time out I'm probably asking the equivalent of looking at your own personal boogie man. Identifying your symptoms. Not an easy thing to do when you are trying to deal with them.

It is important to know what you are dealing with because you can waste a lot of time pacifying a symptom when you could be dealing with the larger problem. (There are exceptions to this, don't take it as gospel.)

If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources Mentioned: 

National Institute of Mental Health overview about anxiety disorders.

National Institute of Mental Health page on social anxiety disorder.

Verywell Mind Revised post about anxiety disorders, symptoms and treatment options.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: When Unwanted Thoughts or Irresistible Actions Take Over page at NIMH.


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Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

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