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Self-diagnosis ads on TikTok blur mental health fears with reality

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Self-diagnosis ads on TikTok blur mental health fears with reality

  • Describe the behavioral, emotional, and cognitive features of OCD

  • Outline the biological explanation for OCD

  • The article notes that companies have popped up on platforms like TikTok offering “consultation and medication.” Explain how medication can be used to treat OCD

  • The article notes that we have seen an “explosion” of mental health services in recent years. Think carefully about the pros and cons of increasing this type of content

  • What do you see as the dangers of ‘self-diagnosis’ of mental illness?

Danny Galbraith, St. Bartholomew’s School