3 thoughts on “7 Psychiatric Labels: How Do Labels Make You Feel?

  • January 13, 2016 at 2:48 am

    I hate labels because forever after receiving a diagnostic label, people view you through that lens and the view is often distorted or not very becoming. For instance, if one has been hospitalized on a mental health unit, it can be particularly hurtful to hear “jokes” about people who “belong in the cracker factory” or “watch out, you’ll end up in the loony bin!”
    Also, given that psychiatric appointments and ESPECIALLY psychiatric hospitalizations tend to be brief, focused on CURRENT or recent symptoms by someone who has not gotten to know you when you are well or for a lengthy period of time, how can one be sure it is even accurate? And then it continues… the “diagnosis” is written in one’s file and usually BELIEVED without question merely because the one who gave it is a doctor? Then, if that person is hospitalized again, what about viewing the person with fresh eyes before reading the chart? What about SEEING them as a human being first and deciding whether that previous diagnosis fits–with input from the patient in question?
    As I said, I hate labels. Always have and probably always will!

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  • January 13, 2016 at 8:22 am

    We are so satisfied with your 7 Psychiatric Labels which are totally make us love feel and happy in my life .

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  • January 13, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    I was labeled several times and haven’t actually accepted any of them. Members of my family do not know me by my name … they know me by my label. I have remained stable for long periods of time and have been very successful earning three degrees. Just a couple of months ago one of them said to me ” we were talking the other day and have come to the conclusion that you must be in the depressed phase when you aren’t manic.” These people have a label as well.

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