- Feb 11, 2006
is it typical for doctors/therapists to give diagnosis's to their patients? While my doctor has said I have Major Depressive disorder and PTSD, but when it came to the big one (bi-polar) he said he didn't like to use labels and that i 'have the characteristics of bi-polar'. Do you think he's just afraid to tell me the truth? Do doctors usually tell patients the truth? I was just wondering as i thought this was a little odd. I honestly don't care either way, as long as its treatable, but it would affect me in knowing if its treatable for good or just treatable for the rest of my life.