Symptoms, Diagnostics, and Medications

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This section includes brief notes on more ‘medical’ aspects of counselling and psychotherapy, including symptoms, diagnostics, and medications.

See the Mental Health Reference site for a more detailed look at diagnostic categories; some of the very latest details on clinical trials on medications used in mental health are available at our Trial Bulletin site.

Many of the questions at our sister site Ask the Psychologist also focus on symptoms and diagnosis.

All clinical material on this site is peer reviewed by one or more clinical psychologists or other qualified mental health professionals. This specific article was originally published by on and was last reviewed or updated by Dr Greg Mulhauser, Managing Editor on .

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