When the need for therapy becomes serious this could mean that the work is just too much for one therapist. When the patient’s condition is critical, dire or complex, it might be necessary for him or her to go through a dual diagnosis treatment benton process. Therapist A may have completed a thorough diagnosis. But through experience and expertise, she may feel that the collective work is not yet done.
After drawing up her report she will then make reference to Therapist B. Therapist B will then be able to conduct an alternative diagnosis. The analogy is there for all to see. The briefest of demonstrations has been given. This is a dual diagnosis treatment. It should not be misconstrued with the diligent patient’s need to seek out a second opinion, although that approach will always serve him or her well.
Let’s also just say that due diligence reporting mechanisms are enacted. A cooperative and team approach should be taken to ensure that all diagnostic work and its subsequent therapy is ultimately successful. The patient should never see this exercise as one in which there will be gossiping and name calling behind his back. Indeed, the behavioral therapists may well be acting like concerned parents.
They, surely, want nothing of the best for their patients. Dual diagnosis treatment will be required under critical circumstances, particularly where lives are at stake. But dual diagnosis treatments could also be embraced as a form of enhancing a person’s overall health and wellness for the long term. Interestingly enough, the technologies are now there for therapists to make quicker but more effective diagnoses. It must of course also be accurate. All to the good when time is of the essence and lives are at stake.