Psychologists Debunk 25 Mental-Health Myths


Business Insider asked three clinical psychologists to debunk 25 of the most common myths about mental health and therapy. They explain that schizophrenia is not about having multiple personalities and that obsessive-compulsive disorder is not just about being neat. They also delve into therapy — explaining that it’s not like having a paid friend and that it doesn’t last forever. 0:00 Intro 0:27 People with schizophrenia have multiple personalities 0:47 All “neat freaks” have OCD 1:23 Bipolar disorder is just mood swings 1:51 Anxiety is just getting stressed out 2:48 Being depressed is the same as being sad 3:27 Depression is not a real illness 4:12 Talking about depression just makes it worse 4:57 Depression is always tied to one event 5:22 Only women get depressed 5:53 Antidepressants and mood stabilizers change your personality 6:32 Antidepressants always cure depression 6:55 Bad parenting causes mental illness 7:27 Being gay or transgender is a mental illness 8:31 Gun violence in the US is a mental-health issue 9:06 All people exposed to trauma will have PTSD 10:01 Everyone who experiences loss is devastated 10:49 There are five stages of loss 11:31 Myers-Briggs personality tests are reliable 12:24 Therapy is about dredging up the past 13:20 Therapy is like having a paid friend 13:48 Therapy is for the weak 14:07 Therapists force you to discuss devastating events 14:59 Therapists encourage you to take medication 15:45 Therapy is for life 16:33 Only wealthy people can afford helpful therapy MORE MYTHS DEBUNKED CONTENT: Dietitians Debunk 18 Weight Loss Myths

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18 thoughts on “Psychologists Debunk 25 Mental-Health Myths”

  1. I had a BetterHelp therapist tell me there’s 5 stages of grief and I couldn’t figure out which one I was in cause I didn’t fit in any category. Hearing that it’s a myth is such a relief. I thought I wasn’t normal for feeling different about my fathers death.

  2. Referring to the Meyers Briggs subject, I’m not sure about any of it but, as a skeptic who went into it checking out the way they do the test and testing myself with it, I will say that it may not be something that’s true or legit, but it helped me in terms of figuring out who I am,and why I’m the way I am. It gave me peace because, I’ve had a real hard time breaking down about myself and things since my accident and even things that went on with me before so. I actually appreciated it and recommend the test but, I’m not saying it’s going to be a fix or something or that it should be a diagnosis, however it does help you break down and understand yourself a little better if you’re willing to check out the test. Thank you all for your video and clarifying things.😊

  3. There is a lot of misguiding information in this video… actually you can get mental health medication from your primary, it does not need to come from a psychiatrist. You do not need to feel forced to end therapy with a bad or abusing therapist face-to-face, especially if you feel unsafe. etc

  4. I am not even half minute in the video but I just wanna say. If you’re that type of people who take the blame on mental health without trying to improve yourself. Please work on that. It may make you feel better yk. Believe in yourself and make it a healthy lifestyle.

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