Mental Health Issues Signs & Symptoms

Signs & Symptoms of Mental Health Issues | St. Pete, FL

Here is a list of mental health symptoms that should prompt you to get help and that may indicate a serious mental health problem.

  • Insomnia
  • Hypersomnia
  • Loss of appetite
  • Increased appetite
  • Upset stomach
  • Isolation Irritability
  • Uncontrolled anger
  • Body aches
  • Fatigue
  • Trouble focusing on tasks
  • Sad or crying a lot
  • Substance abuse
  • Jumpy or easily startled
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Avoiding people, places or things
  • Nightmares
  • Waking nightmares/flashbacks
  • Anxiety attacks
  • Overreacting to common stimuli that remind you of the trauma event
  • Dissociating-fainting, awake but non-responsive, feeling out-of-body
  • Family and marital problems (aggression, violence, fear, poor communication or separation)
  • There was a traumatic event that continues to have an effect on emotions thoughts and behaviors
  • Trouble with school or work performance (attendance, late, interpersonal issues, failing to complete work or missing important details)
  • Thoughts of hopelessness, worthlessness, feeling alone, thoughts of giving up, Loss of interest in activities & thoughts of suicide

In Children (similar to adults)

  • Crying for no reason
  • Clingy and anxious about being out of your sight
  • Diaper content changes and Appetite changes

When should I seek counseling and/or see a psychiatrist?

  • Symptoms don’t improve on their own
  • Symptoms interfere with school or work
  • Symptoms impact relationships with others

Symptoms stop you from functioning in the following areas:

  • Self-care
  • Care for your children or dependence
  • Difficulty getting out of bed in the morning
  • Interacting with members of your household

Symptoms cause or put you at risk for:

  • Self-injury
  • Incarceration
  • Injury or sickness
  • Substance abuse
  • Injuring loved ones physically or emotionally

Who do I contact first?

  • Primary care physician
  • Your Health Insurance Plan (ask for a Behavioral Health Referral)
  • Employee Assistance Program EAP offered by your job
  • Contact Pinnacle ADHD Counseling. Call: 941-465-0686 and ask for Cara Dixon-Taliaferro, LMHC

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