Why You Should Think Twice Before Participating In Any Of Those Controversial Stress Tests If you’ve been thinking about going online to fill out one of those stress tests then you might want to think long and hard before you do. After all, as harmless as checking off a few boxes may seem, most people find themselves flabbergasted by the results of what many of these tests reveal. Like anything else you can go online and fill out a questionnaire which is supposed to tell you whether or not you are stressed. However after checking off a few harmless questions, which for the most part are written in a way that could apply to almost anyone, you could end up with diagnosis that says that you are suffering with Gawd knows how many “mental illnesses” And since many of these tests also ask about your family history as well, then it isn’t uncommon for people to end up diagnosing their family members too. Then, as if that isn’t bad enough, when you consider the fact that we have been led to believe that most conditions are in part due to genetics and are therefore hereditary. Then this seems to only serve as evidence that whatever you now think you could be suffering with is just a part of who you are. And that you are probably going to be stuck with it forever, but this is not necessarily the case. In fact, the good news is that in recent years some cutting edge scientists have disproven a lot of what we have been led to believe about genetically passed down conditions over the past few decades. The bad news is, this information doesn’t seem to be as widely published or made known to the general public as the former beliefs. That being that genetics were once believed to play a role in most conditions, including some mental illnesses but this is not necessarily true for everything. This is good news because we no longer have to think that what may be a temporary setback in life, such as feeling sad and lonely because we are living away from home for the first time in our lives and missing our family and friends. Or anxious because we’ve committed to a career that someone else has chosen for us and that we hate, is instead a mental condition that we will never be able to recover from. So my advice to you is that if you are thinking to do an online test because you think that you might be stressed that you take the results with a grain of salt. That you also check out the lists of symptoms to see which ones you are suffering with, that you refrain from diagnosing your family and friends from being mentally ill too. And that you take a good look at your life to see if you can identify what could be causing the stress. Then besides going to see your doctor think about how you can come up with solutions to the problem or problems which are causing you to feel stressed, and give yourself permission to make whatever lifestyle changes you need to make in order for you to overcome your stress. Get support by finding someone to talk to, and most importantly live a healthy, balanced and well connected life.
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