Behavioral Health: Commonly Identified Warning Signs and Symptoms

Changes in Emotions

  • Prolonged sadness or irritability
  • Unpredictable outburst of anger
  • Excessive fears and worries
  • Feelings of extreme highs and lows
  • Inability to cry or uncontrollable crying

Changes in Thought Patterns

  • Confused thinking
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Problems with memory
  • Increased forgetfulness
  • Irrational statements
  • Indifference to obvious problems
  • Harmful thoughts or threats
  • Poor judgment and poor decision making
  • Delusions and hallucinations

Changes in Social Relationships

  • Social withdrawal
  • Isolation
  • Reclusiveness
  • Sudden shift in personality
  • Deterioration in interactions

Changes in Physical Conditions

  • Excessive fatigue
  • Inability to sleep
  • Excessive sleeping
  • Dramatic changes in eating habits
  • Over eating or loss of appetite
  • Noticeable or rapid weight loss
  • Numerous unexplained physical ailments
  • Deterioration of personal hygiene

Other Changes

  • Drug and alcohol abuse