Since this blog is intended to provide information about my profession (rather than just being a series of my opinions) I thought it might be worthwhile to write a post about some of the more common things I and my colleagues see in our clinical practice. This is not an exhaustive list. it’s simply an insight into the sort of reasons people come along to see mental health professionals. Caveat: I have not used any diagnostic criteria when writing this. This is not a guide to diagnosing yourself; it’s a description of what I tend to see, based on my professional experience. Caveat II: There is huge controversy related to the very notion of psychiatric diagnosis but, for ease of understanding, I have used diagnostic labels here.
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