It’s hard not to get caught up in the world of labels. The moment we think we know what the label is that can finally define what ails us, the sooner we are confident that it can start to get treated or “cured”. The downside and hard truth is that many people are incorrectly diagnosed from the onset, only to begin treatment and continue taking medications that just won’t work for one simple reason: they are being treated for the wrong problem. Welcome to the world of misdiagnosis.
Misdiagnosis is a double-edged sword. It creates false hope at the beginning and then leaves a trail of medication or treatment that has to be reversed or abandoned completely before starting from scratch all over again to get to a place where a proper diagnosis can be made. It is also a tricky and sometimes evasive gremlin that masks itself or plays impostor for a variety of causes and a number of reasons, thus making it difficult to identify without proper training. A professional, qualified, watchful eye looks for many signs to avoid making a misdiagnosis. But honesty is also a part of the bargain and is required of the person seeking treatment to avoid this pitfall.
Living Sober LA has professionally trained, seasoned professionals who have decades of experience working with people who have been incorrectly treated as a result of misdiagnosis. We deliberately and patiently assess and ascertain facts in order to make the path to proper diagnosis accurate and the ensuing treatment as seamless as possible.
Over the years, our team has successfully treated individuals for everything from substance misuse, mental health and addiction to dual diagnosis and various combinations in between, including misdiagnosis. As one of the preeminent treatment centers in Southern California, we offer an intimate, tranquil setting with beautiful appointments to get you on the road to recovery. Our evidence-based treatments include psychiatry, mental health screening and medication management and a cutting-edge holistic approach, healthy food and nationally recognized health and fitness program. We tailor our programs individually and work on a 1-on-1 basis to bring you results and peace of mind.
Getting the right care depends on correctly identifying the problem. In a recent study, over 88% of those who enrolled in a specialized clinical setting for a second opinion received a new or refined diagnosis. Misdiagnosis happens all the time – particularly among those exhibiting signs of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and mental illness.
Our specialists collaborate across disciplines to listen to your story, evaluate your condition from every angle, and develop a diagnosis and treatment plan that’s just for you. Explore our programs and learn what makes Living Sober LA the best choice if you think you’ve been misdiagnosed. Call us with your questions or send us a message. We’re here to help.