Adult Clinical Psychology

The wear and tear or outright trauma and losses that we survive do become part of us, yet they cannot be allowed to predominate or devastate. If we’re lucky, shared victories, rewards and strong bonds may be there too. Or they may not. Either way, when wear and tear predominate, or when traumas and losses devastate, do we end up with a ‘disorder?’ What does that even mean?  ‘Disorder?’ Lately it’s been meaning less and less, in the forefront of the mental health sciences. –At NIHM, in the United States, for example. A bigger-picture, more-adaptable view of how to heal minds (compared to the DSM-5) allows that your ‘diagnosis’ might not even name a specific disorder. And the work should NOT get stalled uncionscionably at the stage of just trying to name it precisely, either. It might go straight to your functional challenges and immediate strategies to start building up those weaknesses–while capitalizing on your strengths. Pigeonholes are for pigeons. If you’ve ever waited and waited while a clinician refines a precise and valid diagnosis, you know that can prevent them from ever getting to precise and valid treatment.  Suddenly ‘transdiagnostic’ is a buzz phrase. Some of us have been doing it all along.  (A partial list of concerns addressed would include: PTSD, Anxiety Disorders, Major Depressive Disorder, OCD, Adult ADHD, Problem Drinking, Gambling, Marijuana Overuse, Stuttering, Primary Psychophysical Insomnia [medical insomnia first requires medical attention] and others.)

 

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