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What are mental health symptoms you should never ignore?
Answer by Anita Sanz, Psychologist, on Quora:
There are hundreds of symptoms which can indicate a mental health issue is developing, but it can be difficult to know when to pay attention to them and when they are not a concern.
Here is a relatively simple way to be able to assess whether you are experiencing mental health symptoms which you should not ignore and for which you may want to seek help.
First, these are the five general aspects of your life where you would be most likely to notice difficulties:
These five areas are highly affected by fluctuations in stress, hormones, physical health and illness, trauma, and genetic predispositions toward mental health issues. Often problems in any of these areas can affect a person’s behavior and ability to function cognitively, emotionally, socially, and physically.
To assess for mental health symptoms that you should not ignore, look for these five things within those five areas above:
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