You may be tempted to gloss over, or simply not mention, parts of your medical history that make you feel embarrassed or ashamed. Remember, your doctor is not there to judge you, but care for you in the best way possible.
Work with your doctor by sharing all the details of your mental and physical health. Tell your doctor about your goals, successes, fears, and shortfalls. Only when you’re honest can you be sure you're getting what you need.