There are millions of people who suffer from poor mental health and are not even aware of it. What keeps most people from speaking to their doctors about their symptoms is the disinformation and the stigma associated with being diagnosed with such conditions. Nonetheless, these conditions can cause serious problems if they are not diagnosed and treated properly.
Bad Mood or Clinical Depression?
It’s quite normal to feel sad or down once in awhile, especially when things don’t go your way. Clinical depression will often make a person sad or depressed for an extended period of time.
Clinical depression keeps a person from functioning properly, many times making it almost impossible to summon the energy to simply get out of bed. Problems with attendance at work and school, as well as your social life, start to be affected. If you are experiencing any of these issues, we recommend you come in for a professionally administered mental health test.
Mood Swings & Anxiety
Millions of men and women experience drastic changes in moods that can occur almost instantaneously. Changes in behavior, personality, thoughts and energy can change instantly as well. A person’s mood can shift between the two poles of highly elevated happiness to the lowest kind of depression. This is called a bipolar disorder.
The stress and anxiety that comes with having a busy, demanding work and family life can be challenging and indeed normal. However, millions of people experience high levels of anxiety on a continual basis that are not healthy or normal.
A mental health test can tell you if your anxiety levels and mood swings are normal or abnormal.
Principles of Mental Health Tests
The mental health tests you can find online are not all from reputable organizations. Even if they are composed by such reputable organizations, they are not meant to replace the kinds of evaluations that are conducted by a health professional. Only a licensed professional can diagnose depression, anxiety or bipolar disorders.
The general idea is to ask the patient if he or she has certain symptoms associated with stress, anxiety or mood swings. If patients have these symptoms, their psychiatrists will determine how often they have them and how long the symptoms last.
It’s best to schedule an appointment if you feel like you might be suffering from poor mental health. We have highly trained professionals who are capable of diagnosing their patients accurately. All of our mental health tests are strictly confidential. To set up a consultation today, you can contact our office at Cady Wellness Institute in NewBurgh, IN.