Things We Misunderstand About Managing Mental Health

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What are some symptoms we often overlook?

We asked Dr. Jackson what some common symptoms are of declining mental health that are perhaps often overlooked. She broke the symptoms down into five categories: physical, emotional, behavioral, social, and cognitive. Physical can include, “Headaches, stomach pains, tension in the body, appetite or bowel changes,” emotional can include, “Difficulty managing your emotions, feeling more fearful or anxious and/or experiencing intrusive or negative thoughts,” behavioral can include, “Not feeling like yourself, becoming more easily irritated or upset, and difficulty sleeping,” social can include, “Less desire for interaction with others and more social isolation,” and cognitive can include, “Changes in memory and ability to think, focus, or concentrate.”

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