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Have you ever struggled with your mental health and sought answers for your problems on the internet or social media? If so, this episode is for you, as host Lauryn Palacio dives into the complex practice of self-diagnosis in psychiatry. While controversial, self-diagnosis is an alternative method of seeking mental health treatment used by those who may not have access to professional help. What is self-diagnosis? Why would I use it? Is it dangerous? How does it compare to professional diagnosis? Tune in for the answers to these questions and more.

If you are struggling with your mental health:

Featured Guests:

  • Dr. Charles Raison, MD, wears many hats, including Director of Research on Spiritual Health for Emory Healthcare and  visiting professor in the Center for the Study of Human Health at Emory University.
  • Tiffany Shear, one of Lauryn’s dearest childhood friends, shares how self-diagnosis started her on a path towards better mental health.

Student Highlight: Lauryn Palacio is pursuing a B.A. in Human Health at Emory University. In the future, she hopes to work as a public health coordinator, creating programs that increase marginalized communities’ access to quality healthcare and health education.

Studies and sources mentioned in this episode:

HealthierU’s theme music is by TimTaj.

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