Posted by KimberlyDi on August 27, 2003, at 12:04:49
In reply to A poll for everyone... out of curiosity., posted by Ame Sans Vie on August 26, 2003, at 9:51:45
Would an accurate diagnosis even be possible without the patient's symptoms? I never liked the human need to label everything. It does help with suggesting treatment that has been successful before on other people with the same symptoms. Shouldn't it all come down to whatever medicine helps the patient to become a healthy functioning adult? (or child) I personally don't think I fall squarely into this or that disorder. I feel like I have a hodgepodge of many problems with none of them being dominant enough to require a label. So how would one prescribe me without resorting to labels?
KDi in Texas
> I'm just curious to know what all of your opinions are about one particular thing. Which do you believe is more important in treating psychiatric patients -- accurate diagnoses (labels) or individual symptoms? I'll post my opinions concerning this after I absorb some of y'all's (oh boy... 8 years and TX and now the dialect is creeping up on me, lol) wisdom and insight. Oh, and of course "both" is an acceptable answer. :-)