Anxiety, depression, and panic...oh my!
Updated: Apr 18, 2020
By: Alison Price, MA, LPCC-S
When exploring a person’s mental health, diagnosis can be a crucial request by a person. It can be comforting to know that there is a medical reason for all of the feelings and symptoms that have been running your life. As a therapist, the key to good diagosis is looking at the root of what is occurring in a person. There is an infinite combination of disorders such as Major Depressive Disorder with anxious features or General Anxiety Disorder with depressive features or EVEN Major Depressive Disorder with psychotic features that covers someone who has hallucinations or delusions although is not suffering from psychosis.
Trying to label yourself in the thick of feeling ill is one of the ways you can increase your symptoms and it’s totally understandable. I am not immune to WebMD and the hope that I can diagnose to cure myself.
Don’t do it alone when it comes to your brain.
Therapy can be so crucial in self-discovery, which happens even in the first one to two meetings. If you need relief and answers, reach out. This space is open to your questions- however few or many you may have.