It’s human nature to want to put a label on something. Unfortunately, in the case of mental illness diagnoses, it can sometimes create a stigma that cannot be undone. People get hung up on the label and the diagnosis rather than fixing the root cause.
Take a look at the use of prescription medication in the U.S. alone. Long-term use of antidepressants is on the rise with more than 15 million Americans taking an antidepressant for at least five years, according to a study conducted by The New York Times. It’s a rate that has almost doubled since 2010, and more than tripled since 2000. I’m not saying that all medication is bad...of course not! But I’m willing to bet that in some of these cases alternative healing methods, like energy medicine, could help.
Researchers from the University of Liverpool have recently criticized some of the more commonly used diagnostic labels outlined in what is considered to be the mental health bible -- the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) .
The researchers concluded that the diagnoses for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depressive disorders, anxiety disorders and trauma-related disorders are “scientifically worthless.” They released the study results, which closely analyzed five key chapters of the latest edition of the DSM, this summer and the results were published in Psychiatry Research.
These researchers raise some interesting points that these psychiatric diagnoses may do more harm than good. They found three key problems:
- There is a lot of overlap in diagnoses and no clear methods of making a diagnosis
- Diagnoses don’t factor in root causes of psychiatric issues such as trauma
- Diagnoses don’t provide clear paths for treatment
One of the researchers, Kate Allsopp, hopes that their findings encourage mental health professionals to think beyond diagnoses. “Although diagnostic labels create the illusion of an explanation they are scientifically meaningless and can create stigma and prejudice.” She also goes on to say that she hopes mental health professionals will consider other explanations of mental distress, such as trauma.
Now I’ve talked a lot about trauma here on my blog. I believe that “issues of the heart,” the negative spiritual and emotional beliefs caused by unhealed hurt and trauma, can sabotage your health, resonate destructive energy and create stress.
To make things even more complicated, your unconscious mind protects these memories related to trauma and even protects them from being healed. Why? Because the number one job of the unconscious mind is survival. You can’t fix these painful memories because your unconscious mind has filed them away for a sort of early defense warning system.
In my many years of counseling people I have found that energy medicine is a better option for dealing with the underlying issues that cause anxiety and depression. Why? Because it heals the underlying trauma. Even Dr. Oz has said energy medicine is the next big frontier in medicine.Today it is the fastest growing field in all of medicine.
My own wife Hope struggled with debilitating depression for more than 12 years. She literally tried everything -- therapy, prescription medications, supplements, prayer -- and although some provided relief, it was always temporary. It wasn’t until we discovered energy medicine, specifically my Healing Codes technique, that she was finally able to beat her depression.
Over the years I have worked hard to develop new energy healing methods that are even more impactful. Trilogy is a more advanced method that includes the original Healing Codes that helped Hope as well as the world’s other primary energy healing methods. Check out Trilogy for a free 3-minute powerful energy healing process that gets to the root of trauma and other psychological pain.
I have spent six years testing and developing Trilogy and the results have been more profound than anything I have seen in 17 years! So ditch the labels and get to the heart of the problem once and for all.
Have a blessed, wonderful day!