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

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Psychologists Debunk 25 Mental Health Myths

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