Hello, friends. This is a super interesting Q&A where I answer questions related to patient confidentiality when you’re under 18 and whether your therapist will disclose self-harm to your parents, and tackling anxiety and depression when you have hypothyroidism.
Hey there. I have a question for you. Some background (under 18). I have a seasonal disorder that makes me get depressed and anxious. But every year it gets worse. I don’t try to self-harm but now I am doing it in other forms like taking a cold shower or hitting myself. So the question is could my therapist tell my parents that I’m self-harming in this way? Is it the same thing as cutting yourself or different? Love the podcasts and have a nice day.
Hey I have recently found your podcast and it has really helped me in my journey of mental health. I’ve had mental struggles for the past 5 years since my dad passed away, and the last year I’ve struggled really hard with depression and anxiety. I finally got an appointment with my doctor and my aunt suggested I do lab work to check for underlying issues, and found I had hypothyroidism. Everyone says there’s a huge connection between that and mental health problems because of the hormonal side but it’s overwhelming, how can I understand how my physical health and mental health relate to each other in this context, and how can I fix it? Also is it possible I have mental health problems outside of this diagnosis? Thank you so much!
Episode 288 – Related Posts
As well as listening to the podcast, you can also find my thoughts on the questions in written format in these related posts!
Question 1 – Confidentiality for Minors: Could My Therapist Tell My Parents? – Duff The Psych
Question 2 – Hypothyroidism: How Can I Tell The Difference Between Physical and Mental Health Symptoms? – Duff The Psych
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