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Can You Diagnose Yourself with a Mental Illness?

Is it wise to try to diagnose yourself with a mental illness?

When you know that something isn’t right with how you’re experiencing life, you just might do what so many others do: identify your mental illness symptoms and try to pinpoint what’s causing them. Searching for information about what you’re experiencing is very empowering and can equip you with tools you need to start healing, but without an official mental illness diagnosis, you might not receive the treatment you need.

The ability to know your symptoms and learn more about them is a strength that will help you overcome your mental health challenges. However, mental illness is difficult to diagnose, so for safety and accuracy, it’s wise to take all of the information you’re gathering about the illness and yourself and share it with a mental health professional or medical doctor. Read more.

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