Doctors, Therapists Who Hide Your Mental Health Diagnosis
HealthyPlace Mental Health Newsletter
Here's what's happening on the HealthyPlace site this week:
- Doctors, Therapists Who Hide Your Mental Health Diagnosis
- Survivors of Child Abuse on HealthyPlace TV
- Helping Children With Autism Find Social Acceptance
- Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
- New From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
Doctors, Therapists Who Hide Your Mental Health Diagnosis
Having worked at HealthyPlace for almost a decade, when it comes to mental illness, I thought I had heard and seen it all. Apparently not. In today's environment, I had never heard of a doctor or therapist purposefully hiding the mental health diagnosis from a patient. Our award-winning bipolar blogger, Natasha Tracy, details this egregious offense in Dealing with Doctors Who Won’t Tell You Your Diagnosis. This is a must-read for everyone; mental health patients, those who think they may have a mental illness, parents and loved ones. It should be shared with everyone you know.
I'm not going to re-state Natasha's article. What I'm hoping is that this type of professional behavior isn't widespread. Seeing your family doctor or a mental health professional for an initial evaluation of your concerns has been touted as the gold standard of treatment for decades. How can anyone begin to help themselves if they aren't armed with a mental health diagnosis they can count on?
Share your thoughts and experiences with this by commenting on the HealthyPlace Facebook page. The article is pinned to the top for the next two days. Also, we invite mental health professionals to share their opinions on this matter. Do you think there's a circumstance where it's best not to inform the patient of his/her mental health diagnosis?
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Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans
Here are the top 3 mental health articles HealthyPlace Facebook fans are recommending you read:
- Understanding and Helping the Suicidal Person
- ADHD Support for Parents of ADD, ADHD Children
- Have You Ever Lied About Having a Mental Illness?
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From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs
Your comments and observations are welcomed.
- Flexibility Staves Off Anxiety (Anxiety-Schmanxiety Blog)
- Dealing with Doctors Who Won’t Tell You Your Diagnosis (Breaking Bipolar Blog)
- The Blank Diary of Silent Black Men (The Bipolar Griot Blog)
- Binge Behaviors: Normal For PTSD? (Trauma! A PTSD Blog)
- Choosing Happiness (Building Self-Esteem Blog)
- Loving Someone with a Mental Illness (Surviving Mental Health Stigma Blog)
- Is Mental Illness Really an ‘Invisible’ Disability’? (Recovering From Mental Illness Blog)
- Self-Stigma: When Mental Illness Stigma Comes From Within (Mental Illness in the Family Blog)
- Never Good Enough: BPD and the Demanding Parent Mode (More Than Borderline Blog)
- Show Me the Way to Recovery Road (Funny in the Head: A Mental Health Humor Blog)
- Addiction in the Movies (Debunking Addiction Blog)
- Teaching Kids to Cope with Depression (Coping with Depression Blog)
- The One Who Will Be Abused After You (Verbal Abuse and Relationships Blog)
- Determined to Die? Suicide and Anorexia Nervosa (Surviving ED Blog)
- Self-Injury in Males (Speaking Out About Self-Injury Blog)
- Preventing Violence with Schizophrenia (Creative Schizophrenia Blog)
- Back to School is Up to You (Living with Adult ADHD Blog)
Feel free to share your thoughts and comments at the bottom of any blog post. And visit the mental health blogs homepage for the latest posts.
Survivors of Child Abuse on HealthyPlace TV
"I was so brutally traumatized that I was covered from the top of my head to the bottom of my feet with hives and the pupils in my eyes were usually dilated." Diane Champe shares her horrifying story of abuse - 21 years being isolated by her parents and mentally, physically, emotionally and sexually abused - and the impact it had on her adult life.
Helping Children With Autism Find Social Acceptance
Parents of children with autism often confront the daunting task of determining how much to expose their child to the everyday behaviors and activities of non-autistic peers. Part of the problem entails wondering how peers will respond and whether the outcome will be beneficial or harmful to their child’s growth. The Parent Coach, Dr. Steven Richfield, shares insights and suggestions for helping your child with austism find social acceptance.
Latest Mental Health News
You can get mental health news stories and feature articles here and go here for GME Journal Watch, a monthly newsletter summarizing the latest published research in psychiatry.
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Staff, H. (2012, October 1). Doctors, Therapists Who Hide Your Mental Health Diagnosis, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2023, March 29 from https://www.healthyplace.com/other-info/mental-health-newsletter/doctors-therapists-who-hide-your-mental-health-diagnosis