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      What's your psychological disorder?

      Have you got a mental illness? Share about it here!
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      Got diagnosed with ADHD in head start. Then something else later on that I think is fictional. My most recent diagnosis is c-ptsd which I don't even think is a thing.
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      I think it's a thing but it's a very gray and open ended thing. It could almost be considered synonymous with the word maladjusted.
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      Yeah you're probably right, especially since the only reason for my reaching out for help from a so called professional was for anxiety and hygiene and stuff.


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      Our society has it backwards, we think only the mentally unhealthiest seek help, when it's actually our mentally healthiest that do. Or maybe our therapists just tell us that to make us feel better :\

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      Attention Deficit Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. I have gone through some pretty bad OCD periods, but I think I have a handle on it for the most part now. I don't have Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder, which is the cleanness obsession, put the food in alphabetical order problem. I have the thing that makes people feel the need to scratch the right knee if they just scratched the left knee and then start the process over with the right knee to make things even. I have had a lot of off the wall tics in my life, such as flexing my right nostril and blowing my wrist.

      My ADD is textbook case. I once stopped by a grocery store on my way to a dry cleaner and walked into the grocery store with my clothes I brought for cleaning. I made it all the way to the produce section before I realized what I had done. I don't have the hyperactive form. I just have the on Mars all the time form. I have very little experience with actually listening to what a teacher is saying in class. I have been a teacher at several schools, and I can listen to myself talk for hours straight. It's just when somebody else is the teacher that I drift off to far away places almost immediately. I depended almost entirely on my textbooks to get through school.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Original Poster View Post
      Our society has it backwards, we think only the mentally unhealthiest seek help, when it's actually our mentally healthiest that do. Or maybe our therapists just tell us that to make us feel better :\
      I wouldn't doubt that to just being a trust enticing fib of theirs. I hate the tactics they learned from their textbooks that they try to implement on me, because I'm very aware of it. All the therapists I've been to, within the first day they begin using fowl language based upon my looks to try and make me feel at ease with them, or relate, but I never verbally swear. Now on the internet that is a different story, I use fowl language because it feels different. That only makes me feel they are unprofessional. Then they go on about how they relate to me because they too went through familial trauma, and how she had traveling anxiety, and how he was hung from the garage rafters by his dad. Then he says "don't you want to punch your grandma in the boob?".....What the actual fuck? After I just explained to him my Grandma and Grandpa were my childhood saviors from my asshole parents. And then this female therapist showed me her stomach, and her legs, and made me show her my toe, and she was consistently late. And she talked incessantly, and showed me all the photos of her family and talked about her family, and then tried to get something out of me using the question in 90 different forms. One time she kept trying to move into my personal space bit by bit by using sporadic arm movement in her expressive blabbering, and I was thinking in my head "I know you're trying to get into my personal space because I'm not making eye contact with you", I mean challenge accepted, I had nail polish on my fingers that needed chipping off to be done, but the point is, those are the same tactics they use in police interrogation to get a confession out of a murderer. They take his personal space away.

      "Confrontation
      The detective presents the facts of the case and informs the suspect of the evidence against him. This evidence might be real, or it might be made up. The detective typically states in a confident manner that the suspect is involved in the crime. The suspect's stress level starts increasing, and the interrogator may move around the room and invade the suspect's personal space to increase the discomfort.

      If the suspect starts fidgeting, licking his lips and or grooming himself (running his hand through his hair, for instance), the detective takes these as indicators of deception and knows he's on the right track.
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      Makes me sad thinking about the people who don't feel comfortable discussing their mental problems, or even be open about them (but then once again, this is a public forum ). We certainly still have a lot to work towards removing the stigma of mental illness.
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      i was labeled with type 2 ADD and dyslexia, though i no longer see it as an "illness."

      if anything the more i saw it as an illness, the more i started using that as an excuse for my failures.

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      Let's pretend I'm using the word illness innocuously because sanity doesn't exist and people are going to try to label your personality as various disorders anyways so wear terms like illness and disorder with pride.

      I suppose it's supposed to disrupt your life, and people are actually inhibited by things like depression and anxiety, and it's not fair to call these people "lazy" or otherwise. And it's unfair when someone, for example, is diagnosed with ADD and their parents say the doctors don't understand that person is just lazy. You can't hold people up to your standards because they don't have the same chemical concoction, hard wiring and conditioning as you, and what's worse maybe you're such a go-getter because space and peace create intolerable anxiety so you call others lazy to justify your own unwillingness to face this anxiety.

      But that being said, it's all in how you see things, and something like my bipolar does impair me in certain ways but it also gives me advantages. So I too do not see it as an illness, but it's still considered an illness.
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      Haven't sought out a doctor about it, but I am very excited because my self diagnosis indicates that my depression may actually be seasonal affective disorder, and if it is then phototherapy may well help me feel better. Let there be light!
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      I was diagnosed with ADHD and I'm gunna be honest...it ruined the earlier years of my life, I was such a stupid pain in the ass kid, I would get so angry when people weren't doing what I told them to do and I would break things due to boredom. I made a teacher quit her job, that's how bad I was.

      I got put on some pills and that calmed my ADHD down. I have been off the pills for like 10-12 years. It no longer effects me.
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      Depression, with slight hints of a messiah complex.

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      Officially diagnosed with ADHD predominantly inattentive, but Bipolar is not off the table apparently. Hyperactivity etc. has been present since childhood, but the real issues occurred after a head injury which can actually lead to such disorders as ADHD and bipolar and other disorders that are all very related and more on a spectrum than something that can be simply labeled. I don't really treat these diagnoses as legitimate in the sense that I tell people regularly that I have it or even fully believe them myself. All I know are my symptoms: highly inattentive, easily distractable, virtually no working-memory, hyperactive, odd sleep patterns and difficulty falling asleep yet somehow in school or while I was in the military if I sat still I couldn't stay awake (like I had narcolepsy or something), trouble with focus, starting lots of projects but never following up on them or completing them, depression ranging from non-existent, to melancholy, to seriously depressed (drug use makes it difficult to really tell what's a symptom of a disorder and what's from drugs, especially the variety), drug abuse, unwarranted feelings of rage toward other human beings, blunted emotion, violent ideation and fantasization, lack of empathy, typically a lack of remorse (though I am not incapable of it), and the seeming inability to properly feel or express love in normal cases (such as normal family members, etc... I can only feel love in very specific cases and as some added background info I do not have many bad relationships with people and no bad relationships in my family). I often, even before drug use, suffered from both derealization and depersonalization.

      Now, what I would say is wrong with me is some brain damage from multiple traumatic brain injuries, brain damage from drug use (specifically adderall abuse, and maybe DXM), and my natural personality of being absent-minded and uh... just different, with a developed sociopathy of sorts.

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      self diagonised social anxiety disorder, i am afraid of what people think of me.

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      Self diagnosed OCD. Maybe Asperger's Syndrome too.

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      Bipolar type II and social anxiety. ruining my life. yay.
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      If I were to self-diagnose I would say for certain that I have an addictive personality.

      I would describe it further as...basically the anxiety I sometimes experience can manifest itself as some action taken to relieve said anxiety. These action(s) might not even make sense, and although I realize they might not affect the situation whatsoever, I perform these action(s) anyway. Even if doing so gives me no real relief from the anxiety involved.

      OCD seems likely to me, but since what I just described isn't always the case, I can't say for sure. Clearly I'm no professional.
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      Quote Originally Posted by ElsiaStar View Post
      Bipolar type II and social anxiety. ruining my life. yay.
      Hey mine too high five!
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      It seems to me that there are an ever increasing number of conceivable psychological disorders. Is anyone psychologically in order these days - I mean, anyone at all? Don't we all have a little bit of everything?

      Just a thought ...
      So ... is this the real universe, or is it just a preliminary study?

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      Hypochondria! I have it, I know I have it!!

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      Generalized Anxiety Disorder here and/or I'm a "Highly Sensitive Person" (16 Habits Of Highly Sensitive People Not all of that is me though. I don't outwardly express most emotions because of childhood/natural inclination).

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      @zhaylin: I'm HSP too! But i think that doesn't count as a disorder...

      @marvo: yours doesn't count either!
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      Yeah, you're right Anju. Grats (or condolences) on being HSP. I added that because all medical people say I have an anxiety disorder but I'm still not so convinced I think HSP covers most of my problems.

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