Can You Self Diagnose?
Dr. K tells us, can you self diagnose a mental disorder? He discusses the challenges involved in self-diagnosing, highlighting the intricate distinctions between symptoms that indicate a disorder and those that do not, as well as the potential for confusion with other disorders. Similar to relying on online information for physical health symptoms, there is a possibility of making mistakes, yet it remains a valid reason to consider seeking additional assistance.
Dr. Alok Kanojia si a Havard-trained psychiatrist and cofounder of Healthy Gamer. He creates psychoeducational content to help young people. Dr. K speaks to the objectives of psychiatrists, to rule out diagnoses rather than finding one.