Why People Shy Away from Telling Therapists about Disorders
Even the smallest amount of misinformation (or lack of information) makes a resolvable issue that much harder when it comes to a diagnosis. For example, if a car is in need of a brake repair and only the tires receive attention, the end result can be disastrous. That being said, it is so important for one to tell a therapist everything so both parties can find resolution.
Many feel that the stigma associated with disorders are too much to bear for both the client and the therapist, but the truth couldn’t be any further from that. Therapy exists so an individual can be the best version of themselves and live their best lives.
One of the most common (and client avoided) diagnosis in the world of mental health is Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Since BPD has a wide range of symptoms, many people tend to stick with one or two of the symptoms and ignore the rest. The problem with this is that it leads to misdiagnoses and only solves a few problems when assistance is needed for all of them.
More Problems, More Therapy
Many believe that having more problems only adds to more therapy, which is exactly the opposite if one is currently engaging in therapy. Misdiagnoses lead to more therapy since the main issue isn’t being resolved. If medications are involved with therapy sessions, it can greatly effect how an individual recovers after treatment.
I’m Just Crazy
This is never the case if one is seeking treatment for a diagnosis. However, crazy would be doing the same thing over and over expecting different results. If a conclusion cannot be met, it not only fails to get one the attention they need, but makes the attention less than a life preserver once therapy is finished.
In consideration of the information above, it’s very important that a person turns over every stone with their therapist when seeking a conclusion. With one of the hardest parts being the involvement with therapy to begin with, it’s possible to look forward to each day and question why proper attention wasn’t pursued for a conclusion earlier in life.
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