How Seriously You Take Life

What Causes Taking Or Not Taking Life Seriously?

Taking or not taking life seriously can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'worrying' to 'generally fatal'.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose taking or not taking life seriously, we could:

  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "taking or not taking life seriously" as a symptom.  Here are two possibilities:
  • Brain Tumor
  • Anxiety

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
brain cancer
gradual loss of vision
occasional confusion/disorientation
discontinued antianxiety drug use
unsound sleep
vision disturbances
history of anorexia
having trouble concentrating
frequent feelings of insecurity
history of solvent exposure
being anxious/nervous
angry/hostile disposition
... and more than 20 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of taking or not taking life seriously:
Cause Probability Status
Brain Tumor 91% Confirm
Anxiety 57% Possible
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

In the Mind Health section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about how seriously you take life:
How serious are you about major factors in your life, such as your education, career, family and future?
Possible responses:
→ I have recently begun taking things very seriously
→ I have always taken things very seriously
→ About average / don't know
→ I have never taken things very seriously
→ I have recently developed a "don't care" attitude
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate recent serious attitude to life, being serious about life, not taking life seriously or recent "don't care" attitude, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
Anxiety

A person with Social Anxiety Disorder is afraid of making mistakes, looking bad, or being embarrassed or humiliated in front of others.

Brain Tumor

A change in behavior, such as the development of an "I don't care" attitude, speech changes, memory loss, loss of concentration, and general confusion may all be subtle signs of a brain tumor.  An evaluation by a neurologist may be an important step, but a CT or MRI will also help.

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