Is The New TikTok Trend Diagnosing Your Anxiety?

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Social media trends around mental health can be tricky to navigate. In “Psychology Behind the Headlines,” host Patricia Wu and guest therapist Ryan Heapy discuss about TikTok’s “high-functioning anxiety” trend.

“High-Functioning Anxiety” Explained

Not an official diagnosis, but describes people who excel on the outside while battling anxiety internally.

Self-Diagnosis vs. Professional Help

Social media offers awareness but should never replace qualified mental health advice. Trends can sometimes oversimplify mental health issues.

Where to Find Trustworthy Information

Consult therapists or other licensed mental health professionals. Prioritize sources with research backing or authors with professional credentials.

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