A common theme among patients is that diagnoses are just labels. They might be, but they are the starting point to treatment. Different diagnoses mean different treatment options, so a wrong diagnosis can be disastrous especially if there are suicidal thoughts.

Also, patients who are diagnosed correctly, and then are able to accept the diagnosis of their condition, are more able to take charge of their own healing. Doctors can only give the treatment plans. Patients still are the ones who have to take their medicines and turn up for consults.