Thursday, May 25, 2017
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Don't let them LABEL you!
Don't let them LABEL your child!
Don't believe the LABELS!
The word diagnosis is not synonymous with "label."
From a point of proper diagnosis, proper treatment can begin. Therefore, a diagnosis isn't something to fear or avoid. It isn't a mark or a stain. It is an opportunity. It is a classification. It is an identification.
The medical sciences of psychology and psychiatry are far from sacred and just. Still, I choose to distinguish a diagnosis from a label. A diagnosis offers hope and inspires action. A label seems harsher and static.
I think people are hesitant to accept a mental health diagnosis for a variety of reasons.
I found this article about the value of a proper diagnosis in this Psychology Today 2014 article. You can read it here.