If you are a minor, there may be legal implications that they may be mandated to share with your parents what your diagnoses are. However, no worries, as it will feel much, much better to have your family aware so they can begin the recovery journey with you and support you throughout it. Good luck!
I don't know how old you are and if there are any laws in your country, but usually, a doctor has to treat everything you talk about with him confidentially. Maybe you could even ask him/her what rules apply.
Doctors are bound by strict confidentiality. They are not at liberty to discuss your medical conditons with anyone, without written or verbal consent. Simply ask your doctor to keep the diagnosis between the two of you, so they can make a note on your chart. This being said, they may suggest talking to your family to ensure you have support in recovery.
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November 13th, 2018 9:47am
yes you can. unless you are putting your life at risk and the doctor needs to care for your safety and tell your family. doctors are here to help you and as long as you need to have your privacy doctors will do their best to repeat your wishes. If you feel you need to seek help a doctor is a good place to start and they can help to direct you in the right path to reach your goals and dreams. health care professionals are amazing people and they want to see you thrive and reach your full potential