Tag Archives: Condition

What is a diagnosis and what if I don’t want one?

Is a diagnosis useful? What are some of the reasons someone may want to have or not have a diagnosis?

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What if I disagree with my diagnosis (if I’ve been given one)?

What happens if someone disagrees with their diagnosis, if they have one? Is this a problem? Is diagnosis useful?

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Does being diagnosed with something automatically mean I get medication?

Do I always have medication prescribed for me if I have a diagnosis? Is this the most helpful thing for me?

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Will a diagnosis go on my medical record?

Does any diagnosis that I have go onto my medical record? What kind of information is recorded?

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Who would a young person have to tell about their diagnosis?

If someone is diagnosed with a mental health condition, who would they have to tell? Do parents always have to be told?

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If someone has psychosis, what does this mean?

Can you explain the term ‘psychosis’ and ‘psychotic’ a little more?

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What is the difference between having hallucinations as part of psychosis and self talk?

What is the technical difference between self talk and a psychotic hallucination?

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