diagnosis

  1. Lostinthestatic

    My diagnosis, finally

    Yesterday I saw a psychiatrist for the first time and I was given Zoloft 50mg. I was told to take only half a pill for a week to see if I experience any negative side effects, then I can up it if I’m okay. Today I saw my therapist again and we have begun a treatment plan that is DBT based. My...
  2. Lostinthestatic

    What does “R/O” and “HCC” mean?

    My therapist today indicated that I showed clear signs of BPD. I am waiting on a psychiatric assessment, so I do not have a clear diagnosis as of yet. She is still also considering if it may be a mood disorder. I saw R/O Borderline Personality Disorder HCC in my file, which I assume is a...
  3. Lostinthestatic

    On the lack of official diagnosis

    I've realized it doesn't matter what I'm diagnosed with and whether or not my therapist believes BPD may be an issue for me (yet to be seen, so who knows). Only because--whether or not I meet the criteria for that diagnosis--learning about the disorder and using resources available online for...
  4. S

    Body dysmorphic disorder.

    Hiya, this is quite personal so I'll just get straight into it. I suffer from something that's different from some conditions that only affect some people for a while, where they can function normally with the occasional bout; this is something that's plagued me for my entire adult life and...
  5. Lostinthestatic

    Any ways to prevent misdiagnosis, as a patient?

    I had an intake appointment today and as I described my symptoms to my therapist, she brought out a bipolar assessment sheet. After I finished filling it out, I told her that my mom and sister both were diagnosed with bipolar, but that I didn’t think I had it. Obviously I don’t really know...
  6. Lostinthestatic

    Can I still be diagnosed?

    I hope this is in the right place :) TLDR; I smoke weed, sometimes heavily and sometimes not, but in the last 2 months it has been everyday. Will I have to be sober for a while before a therapist or psychiatrist can give me a diagnosis? Even if my problems began before the drug use? (Warning...
  7. L

    Sad/angry and confused?

    Hey guys! I'm extremely new to this and possibly trying these forums out to see if anyone can help me before I go see a doctor. To start off I'd like to say I am a 21 year old female who has had depression and anxiety for some time. I'd like to estimate around age 13 to present I am a recluse I...
  8. S

    different diagnosis from docs- schizoaffective, undifferentiated

    One doctor diagnosis me with schizoaffective. the other undifferentiated. The other paranoid perosnality disorder. As well as delusional disorder. I agree completely with the delusional disorder diagnosis. I believe I have a nuero transmission imbalance with a surplus of dopamine. I know hyper...
  9. R

    My Diagnosis / Feeling alone.

    Suffered with dissociation on and off for 10 years severely. Diagnosis in October 2018 with BPD recently went through a period of hearing voices / shut off from society feel no emotional connection to friends and family (I want to I just can't.) I feel as though I don't have a soul? I hate...
  10. S

    Heads wrecked

    Hi let me say some things about myself i have a diagnosis of depressive disorder with psychosis. I agree but think there is a lot more to it i have complex ptsd, ocd traits, delusional parisitosis anxiety and avoidance traits and maybe bpd, according to the psychologist. Psychiatrist says maybe...
  11. J

    Connecting...

    I was diagnosed with a personality disorder in my teens that I don't have. I'm 40 now. At the time I was diagnosed, I did have symptoms, which went away completely within a month of the bitchy psychiatrist (who I only saw once) diagnosing me based on a difference between my version and the...
  12. A

    I just got diagnosed- again

    Hello everybody! I am new to the forum, so hello. I am Allegra from Italy. I have just been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. I already had been diagnosed before, but I did not really pay much attention to it. I had been told it's no big deal, and I functioned perfectly, so I had...
  13. S

    Diagnosis

    Hi All, I’m new. This is my first post. I have a long history of recurrent depression and anxiety for my whole adult life (the last 14 years). My most recent ‘episode’ of anxiety and depression led me to speak about symptoms with a new friend who suggested BPD (she has a BPD diagnosis). The...
  14. I

    Schizophrenia is the worst diagnosis

    I was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia last year by a junior doctor and a psychiatrist. It said in my records that I had circumferential thoughts, was guarded about hearing voices as if I heard voices but didn't want to admit it. This is what she was implying, the psychiatrist, and that I...
  15. fazza

    New Diagnosis of Schizoaffective Disorder

    I normally post in the schizophrenia forum as that is what I was diagnosed with. However I went to see my doctor today and she now thinks because of my depressive episodes and sometimes of elated mood she has changed my diagnosis to schizoaffective. I am to start lithium next week after some...
  16. L

    Hi. Such difficulty in getting a diagnosis.

    Hiya. I'm very frustrated in my inability to speak to someone who can actually diagnose me. I'm sure I've had an underlying mental health condition for over a decade that hasn't been diagnosed, and I've tried to pretend it's imagined or that I can deal with it. I can't any longer. Underneath...
  17. S

    bullying

    how many of those on this forum with a diagnosis of schizophrenia believe they are being bullied? by an authority, a friend or a family member? i - for one know that's why i am here. it's also why i have my diagnosis, county court and it's staff - it's MP, and my care team and the local...
  18. C

    Over-active brain?

    I'm 33 and I've experienced this problem my whole life. Yet, it's right this minute that I've been able to make sense of it and put it into actual words... Kinda like a Eureka moment! My brain is like a newspaper printing factory where the conveyor belt is running at 100% capacity 90% of the...
  19. S

    Understanding partners thoughts

    My boyfriend who is in his late 20's has recently told me he's constantly battling in his head. He's told me he obsesses over things that he knows don't matter - for example he deleted a console game, that was worth nothing because he knew he wouldn't play it again - and he spent days back and...
  20. boudreauj4

    I got my new diagnosis

    My psychiatrist decided to change my diagnosis to schizophrenia a while back and the other day at my most recent treatment plan review with my therapist I saw on the printout that my new diagnosis was finally put into the system. For some reason this upset me. I guess I am feeling the stigma...