Is getting a diagnosis a good idea?

Is getting a diagnosis a good idea?

This is a question that often pops up in counsellor training and also in the therapy room. Does having a diagnosis help or hinder the client?   We are all different in our personalities and behaviours and this is what makes us so unique.  Your behaviour might be normal for you but strange to others or vice versa. For many people being diagnosed will be a huge relief and is an opportunity to receive the right help or medication.  Bipolar Disorder is a diagnosis that springs to mind here.  A young man I know for many years suffered with extreme…

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