Friday, October 30, 2009
9 Signs You Might Be Going Insane
Something doesn’t feel right.
Maybe you’ve been depressed—crying at the drop of a hat, not enjoying things that used to make you happy. Or you feel overwhelming anxiety, the kind that makes you think your heart might beat right out of chest. Or perhaps it’s a little scarier than that, and you’ve started seeing things that aren’t there.
The bad news: something’s up. The good news: you’re not going insane.
Insanity is actually just a legal term to describe abnormal mental patterns and behaviors (as in not-guilty by reasons of insanity). Your symptoms could indicate any number of diagnoses. Most of them decrease with treatment, including psychiatric attention and medication.
If you’re concerned by your feelings or behavior, you may be struggling with one of the following common psychiatric illnesses: