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Im basically new to the forum, so hey.

So one question I say to myself when I read posts and threads, how long was it until you were diagnosed?
 
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Hi wiggy

I went through about four diagnoses in two and a half years. Took my latest psychiatrist around six months to decide on latest diagnosis.
 
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My first diagnosis of schizophrenia came within 18 or so months in 1975. My next diagnosis schizoaffective came around 1983. Personality disorder NOS in 2005 and finally paranoid PD sometime between 2007- 2013.

I think my real diagnosis is "diagnostically unstable disorder " ;)
 
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First (and so far only) diagnosis of psychosis nos about nine months after first symptoms on my first visit to a psychiatrist. My current pdoc, about three years later, has said he was considering changing it to schizophrenia but decided against it because I'm missing several crucial symptoms.
 
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Late reply. Bad couple of days.

Its interesting reading everyones replies.

It took me, I suppose over 10 years and seeing 5 different psychiatrists. But that was mainly due to them thinking it was only clinical depression and didn't help that I lied about everything I did wrong until I met a psychologist. Brilliant guy, even asked my parents to come into one appointment though he phoned relevant authorities when I admitted what I used to be like and what my moods were etc, but he gave me some good coping tools. Even then he had to consult a psychiatrist who gave me my diagnosis.

I take it by people saying final diagnosis, others have been initially assessed?
 
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To get the personality disorder diagnosis?
Several days in a psychiatric ward.
But personally, I think that's reeeally bad practise and it should never have happened.
 
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