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How would you feel about having a psychiatrist who says you are impulsive?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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Mental health professionals often have to tell patients news they'd rather not hear. If your psychiatrist says you're impulsive, it would be reasonable to ask for examples.
That is not a diagnosis but a description of behavior. Is it causing problems? If it is and is happening a lot, why? What can you do about it. Sounds like the start of an important discussion.

In brief: Worth listening

Mental health professionals often have to tell patients news they'd rather not hear. If your psychiatrist says you're impulsive, it would be reasonable to ask for examples.
That is not a diagnosis but a description of behavior. Is it causing problems? If it is and is happening a lot, why? What can you do about it. Sounds like the start of an important discussion.
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