A Diagnosis is Not the End of the World

I have written previously about how a diagnosis can actually be a relief.  People in that situation finally have an answer as to why there are problems, and can begin addressing it.  However, not everyone views a diagnosis with a relief.  Many dread it, hoping that some other factor is causing problems for their child.… Continue reading A Diagnosis is Not the End of the World

Not Everything is a Disorder

As a mental health professional, diagnosis is what I do.  In fact, it’s somewhat necessary given that if I am going to be billing you for service, it really should be a for a good reason.  A diagnosis is supposed to reflect the need for treatment, and inform how we treat.  That said, our society,… Continue reading Not Everything is a Disorder