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3 Positives of Having an ‘Official’ Psychiatric Diagnosis

Throughout my seven years of mental health treatment, which has involved therapy, medication, inpatient hospitalizations and a couple of stints in residential treatment, I have received many diagnoses.

I have experienced both the highs and lows that come with having an official diagnosis or in my case, several. I certainly have seen how overidentifying with a label can be bad for one’s overall self-conceptualization and personal perception.

That being said, I have also seen the positives, something I want to discuss today. I very recently received the results of an extensive neuropsychological evaluation, including educational testing as well.

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