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Warning Signs That One Should See A Therapist

 Mar 3, 2023
Mental Health therapists



    • Before symptoms of mental disorders occur, there are warning signs.
    • These warning signs can save someone from mental disorder if they get noticed and treatment starts quickly. 
    • Experts on HelloDr can help experts to notice signs help to plan treatment accordingly.
    • BEGAL can help users to notice if there are signs for which one needs a therapist.
The symptoms of a mental disorder do not start overnight. Various warning signs may indicate that the individual experiencing those signs should see a therapist. If the therapist diagnoses the problem based on signs correctly, treatment can start early and effectively cure the early stage of mental illness in a short time.

Those warning signs are as follows:

    1. Feeling overwhelmed and discouraged for extended periods – If an individual is feeling overwhelmed, discouraged, or unmotivated for a prolonged period, even when things in his/her life seem to be going well, it may be time to speak with a therapist. Persistent feelings of anxiety, guilt, or sadness can impact his/her mental health and should not be ignored. And if the individual does not know what is causing these negative feelings to arise, some mental illness is close by. 

    2. Insomnia – Difficulty sleeping can often indicate an underlying issue that needs to be addressed. Sometimes, an individual goes to sleep but stays asleep for a long time or wakes up too early. Talking to someone who understands the ins and outs of therapy can help the individual understand why he/she is having difficulty sleeping and take steps to address the root cause.

    3. Having intrusive thoughts – If random, unwanted, and persistent thoughts keep popping into someone‘s head unexpectedly, this could be a sign that he/she is struggling emotionally and need professional help. These intrusive thoughts can become overwhelming if left unchecked. Intrusive thoughts are the first sign of many mental illnesses, including anxiety. Therefore, one should seek the help of a therapist who can help manage them effectively.

    4. Unexplained physical symptoms caused by Chronic stress – If someone is experiencing chronic physical symptoms such as headaches or stomach pain without any physiological reason for them, it could mean that something else is bothering him/her mentally or emotionally that needs attention from a qualified therapist. Chronic stress can lead to a various mental health issues and many physical health problems as well. A therapist can help an individual learn coping strategies to manage stress more effectively.

    5. Withdrawal from social contact – Social withdrawal can indicate depression or other issues related to mental health, which require professional treatment to address the underlying problem effectively. It also leads to relationship problems when an individual has persistent problems with relationships with family members, friends, or romantic partners; a therapist can help him/her identify and address the root causes of these issues. Seeing a therapist can help provide support during these difficult times and ensure that your mental health remains stable over time. 

    6. Loss of interest in activities that once appeared enjoyable – Experiencing a loss of interest in activities that once brought joy could signify deeper emotional issues at play, which require professional care to be resolved positively. A qualified therapist can help identify what is causing this change in interests and provide helpful guidance on moving forward with healthy coping mechanisms if necessary.

    7. Self-harm behaviors – If an individual is self-harming, it is important for his/her friends or family members to seek out professional help as soon as possible to find better ways to cope with their stressful life events and emotions instead of resorting to destructive behavior like self-harm (such as cutting). A trained therapist will be able to understand what is driving these behaviors and provide tailored advice on how best to manage them going forward safely and healthily for everyone concerned.

    8. The desire for substance abuse – If someone finds himself/herself turning to drugs or alcohol to cope with emotional pain, it is time to seek professional help. Substance abuse can be a sign of deeper emotional issues that a therapist can help you address.

    9. Trauma – If someone has experienced a traumatic event, such as physical or sexual abuse, a serious accident, or combat, it is important to seek professional help to work through the emotional fallout from these experiences.

    10. Changes in appetite or weight – If someone is experiencing significant changes in his/her appetite or weight, such as sudden weight loss or gain, it may be a sign of an underlying mental health issue that a therapist can help him/her address.

Learn How to Notice Warning Signs on HelloDr

When an individual logs in to the HelloDr website, he/she can find experts who will explain how one can notice the warning signs and how the early-stage treatment can be beneficial. If someone already sees these signs, psychologists and counselors can offer counseling sessions online on HelloDr; that would be helpful. 

Check the effects of Warning Signs on Brain with BEGAL

HelloDr offers BEGAL to evaluate mental health as BEGAL is an Electroencephalography (EEG) device. It monitors the brain's electrical activity, and the EEG signals measured by BEGAL help determine a person's symptoms or possibilities of neurological disorders. If the warning signs of a mental disorder are active, then brainwaves will be different from the brainwaves that a healthy brain emits. BEGAL can distinguish the change in brainwaves and tell the possibilities for mental disorders. Click here to join the waiting list, place your purchase order, and own your BEGAL today.