& # 39; Fame is a bigger medicine than ever & # 39 ;: celebrity psychiatrist reveals the dangerous effects that reality TV can have on mental health … after the deaths of Charlotte Dawson and Mike Thalassitis
A high-profile psychiatrist has exposed the dangerous effects that fame can have on someone's mental health.
Dr. Tanveer Ahmed, who has treated various celebrities during his career, told it 9Honey that sticking to fame can have tragic psychological consequences.
He explained that some vulnerable young people request reality shows as a fast-track to fame, but that they get into trouble if things don't go according to plan.
& # 39; Fame is a bigger medicine than ever & # 39 ;: a celebrity psychiatrist has revealed the dangerous effects that reality TV can have on mental health … after the tragic death of Charlotte Dawson and Mike Thalassitis. Pictured: Mike Thalassitis on October 16, 2018 in London
& # 39; Even those with potential talents elsewhere want to be famous above the valuable professional career, & # 39; he said.
Dr. Ahmed added that one of the reasons why shows like Married At First Sight and The Bachelor employ on-set psychologists is because of the devastating after-effects of nighttime fame.
Last year British reality TV fans were shocked when Love Island star Mike Thalassitis, 26, took his own life after his show performance.
His death came a year after 32-year-old Sophie Gradon, who had appeared in a previous season, also died tragically due to suicide.
Tragedy: Australia's next top model, Charlotte Dawson, died of suicide in 2014 after a long and public fight against depression
Although she was not a participant herself, the next top model from Australia, Charlotte Dawson, died of suicide in 2014 after a long and public battle with depression.
& # 39; Although I didn't know them personally, it's hard not to think that their psychological decline was taking place at a time when their fame and beauty might have been of less value, & # 39; dr. Tanveer Ahmed.
& # 39; The lust for fame is a substitute for love and affection. We live in a time when [fame] comes within reach for all of us via social media or reality TV, albeit fleetingly. & # 39;
& # 39; I had no direction & # 39 ;: different reality stars that were not treated by Dr. Ahmed, have talked about their experiences with psychological problems in the past. Former bachelor star Tiffany Scanlon admitted that she broke & # 39; and lonely & # 39; was left two years after she appeared on the show in 2016
Several Australian reality stars that have not been treated by Dr. Ahmed, have talked about their experiences with psychological problems in the past.
Former bachelor Tiffany Scanlon admitted she broke & # 39; and lonely & # 39; was left two years after she appeared on the show in 2016.
& # 39; At the end of 2018, I was broke, lonely, had no direction, a series of failed short romances, was anxious, angry, and cynical and blamed others, & # 39 ;, Tiffany recently wrote on Instagram.
& # 39; If you live a lie, live against your values, pretend to be someone you are not, try to follow the footsteps of others, place your value with someone else … it all ends in one way: your own misery. & # 39;
& # 39; I started getting help & # 39 ;: Married to First Sight star Tracey Jewel had to seek medical help in 2018 after a kickback after her appearance in the matchmaking show
Meanwhile, Married at First Sight star Tracey Jewel had to seek medical help in 2018 after a reaction after her appearance at the matchmaking show.
She claimed that cyber bullied and fiddled her in a & # 39; head spin & # 39; and she & # 39; couldn't find a way out & # 39; from her situation.
& # 39; I am not a person with a history of depression, but I started getting help in April  because the psychologist said I might have a post-traumatic stress disorder because of everything I had experienced & # 39 ;, she said New idea last year.
- For confidential support in the UK, call the Samaritans on 116 123 or visit a local branch. See www.samaritans.org for details.
- For confidential support in Australia, call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or visit www.lifeline.org.au. You can also call Kids Helpline at 1800 55 1800
& # 39; I saw no way out & # 39 ;: Tracey claimed that cyber bullied and trollled her in a & # 39; head spin & # 39; and she & # 39; could not see a way out & # 39; from her situation
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