“From that moment on, I wasn’t frightened at all. It was such a relief, almost like a miracle, really, for someone to give what I’d gone through a name and a treatment... The odd thing is, when I was a kid and had those panic attacks, usually related to dying, I used to pray for a pill. I’d say to myself, ‘There must be a pill. There’s a pill for everything. There must be a pill for this.’ It turns out there was.” (Duke & Turan, 1987, p. 287)
If there ever was an example of why it’s so important for those suffering with mental illness to receive a diagnosis, I think this is it.
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