This is the second video in the "Ask The Therapist" series. The question for this video is, "If you're crazy, do you know it?" This was a really interesting question for me to answer since I might define "crazy" differently than other people, so I provided some basic information regarding diagnosing, the DSM IV and DSM 5, and the difference between two kinds of mental diagnoses.
If you have a follow up question or would like to submit your own question for me to answer in a future video, send me an email at Lindsey.Boes@gmail.com with "Ask The Therapist" in the subject line.
Check out these links for more information on this topic:
National Institute of Mental Health: Mental Health Diagnosis Statistics http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/prevalence/any-mental-illness-ami-among-us-adults.shtml
12 Major Difference between Neuroses and Psychoses http://www.yourarticlelibrary.com/psychology/12-major-difference-between-neuroses-and-psychoses-psychology/12494/
Normalcy, Neurosis and Psychosis: What Is a Mental Disorder? https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/evil-deeds/201003/normalcy-neurosis-and-psychosis-what-is-mental-disorder
The posts provided here are intended to provide psychoeducation, resources, and support for current clients, potential clients, or anyone seeking information about mental health. These posts are not a suitable replacement for mental health services including medication, therapy, counseling, or crisis management. If you are seeking help for any mental health or relationship struggle, please contact a mental health professional you trust.