Hello! I have a series of question's related to mental health. Instead of writing my life story I listed my biggest concerns as follows:
(Anti social and social, concerned with my behavior when around others, recently quite smoking(1 year ago) moderate alcohol in my past I was excessive now in low moderation(1X-2X per month but can go months without craving), in my past I have used as courage which alleviated any awkward moments but no longer depend on but may have had a reverse effect. Have become a bit shy and not social when in groups and not as brave when encountering strangers as I once was extremely social and not approachable.
- Mood shifting occurs often and expressed in my surrounding environment. I have been told my facial expression is angry and not approachable. I am concerned and sometimes cannot tell if I am giving off this vibe. I am happy in nature but my mental state has deteriorated which I cannot control and am not happy nor pleased with.
- Fear of failure, over thinking and possible OCD.
- Motivation -Stuck in a rut, out of work, not progressing in life struggling with career choices as I keep changing or giving up. Pretty big issue as I am in the middle of my life but have a financial safety net for the time being.
- Medication or Not?
I have no prior experience with a Mental Health Professional nor have I ever had any conditions as the above listed until the past 5-6 years. Without any assistance I have managed to use the gym as a source of Therapy. In excellent physical health as I am always working out 5-7 days/ week and eating healthy meals consistently and taking vitamins or fruit smoothies/juices.
My biggest concern is if I visit a Psychologist will they record my visit and do I need to disclose in my medical records? I am looking for answers as I am sure I am a quick fix and do not believe in medicating myself as I am extremely healthy and do not want to experiment.
Thanks in advance!