Negative thinking

Overview

Negative thinking refers to a pattern of thinking negatively about yourself and your surroundings. Whilst everyone experiences negative thoughts now and again, negative thinking that seriously affects the way you think about yourself and the world and even interferes with work/study and everyday functioning could be a symptom of a mental illness, such as depression, anxiety disorders, personality disorders and schizophrenia.

If you have any concerns, please make an appointment to see your GP.

For practical information you can also contact our Advice & Information Service here.

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