I don’t like this. There have been several times where my pdoc or my therapist have detected that something was wrong before I even realized it through my tone of voice and especially my body language.
I’ve had my depression sneak up on me before. I’m so used to the feeling that it is hard for me to detect it on my own.
The unmaskable microexpressions and nuances used in full conversations and face to face exchanges as opposed to text messaging are (in my opinion) almost as important or just as important as what you say. A text might just read ‘I think my neighbor is racist’ might not seem that suspicious if other things are big issues. But if probed further tone of voice can help cue them in as to whether it is an observation or a delusion with auditory hallucinations.
I support the idea of skype therapy or pdoc appointments but only if the person can’t get adequate help in any other way. I know this is really going to sound weird, but something changes in the air when someone is truly interested in something and thinking about it. I don’t really feel it when swapping storied with people but I can feel it when I am trying to solve a serious problem with someone and we are both giving 100%. I’ve skyped with one of my professors in his office because he was traveling and I had a question, and that same reassuring air just isn’t there. Maybe it’s just me.