Diagnosis – self fulfilling - psychiatrists were a stumbling block
Maybe symptoms are just labels.........Is it helpful to label or not?
I myself was not given a diagnosis, but have noticed others people were more relaxed to get on with there health problems when they knew.
Diagnosis to me is a failure, but to other people it does happen
The service users are the experts here,years and years of hands on experience the psychiatric fraternity should be turning to them to learn about symptoms.
Years later for a releatively short period of time it helped to think that it was biological, that the truth was my diagnosis and not caused or rooted in the abuse and my inability to be able to cope with it, which of course I know wasn't my fault.
Yes it is as long as it is kept in the correct context. Labels can be very damaging, if misused. However, as far as making sure that you get consistnet treatment, it also helps in regards to planning 'recovery' and with such things as benefit payments.
Without diagnosis where does one begin on the long road to recovery
It's tickbox procedure of diagnosis that's real saw & chloroform.what patients say is seen as noise rather than language
Dx is a gateway to the services you might need, but it can be a Faustian pact if you let yourself become defined by your 'ic'
Diagnosis – self fulfilling - psyhcaitrists were a stumbling block
Diagnosis has helped him get more help
Puts you into a category, you feel better – not on your own
Helpful – diagnosis puts you among fellow travellers
Know your diagnosis, know how to be recovered.
Helps you focus on the right drugs
Couldn’t get benefits because of lack of diagnosis
Diagnosis is ...essential for finding out what are your symptoms and your triggers but poor prognosis is detrimental.
I believe that diagnosis has no medical basis and that diagnosisng human distress as dyfunction is dangerous and oppressive although I understand that many people find their diagnosis validating, comforting, empowering and sometimes the door at last to services.
It is useful in the sense it gives you a base to start from, in knowing how to being your journey of recovery. However, thestigma and labels are not useful.Diagnostic labels open doors and close others. But they can also be spacers that let us distance ourselves from the world.