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Re: Is diagnosis important ?---Yes and no

Posted by shar on February 26, 2003, at 2:08:31

In reply to Is diagnosis important ?, posted by White Stone on February 25, 2003, at 15:06:30

An assessment is important. This is probably best accomplished by a psychiatrist. Your mental, physical, spiritual, whatever else, needs to be looked at as an entity unto itself, as a whole. After a thorough assessment, some guidance should be provided as to a good initial course of treatment. At least that's what we all hope. :)

I don't know that the actual dx is so important, but does seem to follow an assessment. Try to find a good psych doc (psychopharmacologist might be nice if possible) for a complete evaluation.


> I have definite symptoms from several different disorders; among them are post-traumatic stress syndrome, obsessive-compulsive, bipolar, and GAD. The GP doctor first tried attacking the depression (Effexor and Zoloft) and now has prescribed an antipsychotic (Zyprexa) for the possible bipolar. He hasn't really given me a diagnosis past depression and anxiety. He seems to be trying to arrive at a more conclusive diagnosis based on how the medications effect my symptoms. Is this normal? Is a diagnosis important? Wouldn't it be more helpful to me to have a diagnosis so I could learn everything I could about what he suspects is wrong with me?
> Any comments would be appreciated.




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