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Do I Need Therapy?

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Leah McCabe

Leah McCabe

Leah likes writing about health and science subjects. Through her writing she hopes to help people of all backgrounds have equal access to information and quality healthcare.

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September 8, 2020 Read Time - 1 minute

Answer the following questions as accurately as possible to find out if you may benefit from therapy or mental health support.

Mental health disorders are extremely common and very treatable. The earlier treatment starts the better, so don't hesitate to reach out to a medical professional if you're struggling. For many mental health disorders talk therapy combined with medication therapy is the first line of treatment.

This quiz is not a diagnostic tool but can be used to help determine tendencies associated with mental health disorders and recommend the appropriate treatment.

If you'd like to speak with a top online therapist about your mental health, book an appointment here.

I am concerned about a behavior, feeling, or something I am doing.
I find it more difficult to cope with things than usual.
I have trouble concentrating at work or school.
I read books or go on the Internet to discover more about the behavior or feeling that’s troubling me.
Over the past year, I’ve had a lot of trouble sleeping because of all my worries.
I feel that there's something wrong with my body even though doctors tell me I’m fine.
I'm scared and nervous in public, and this is a big problem in my life.
I relive a terrible event that happened to me a long time ago.
I use more and more alcohol or drugs so I can deal with my problems better.
My drug or alcohol use causes problems in my job or relationships.
It’s hard for me to feel happy doing things I used to enjoy.
I eat a lot of food all at once and then make myself throw up.
I harm myself on purpose or do risky things without thinking.

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