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guitar1991

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Hi everyone

Was just wondering if anyone has had this experience.

So I know somerhing has been not right with me for a long time.(wont go into the details) so I went to see a private psychiatrist a few times and I found it extremely useful although very expensive. Been in and out of mental health services for a long time and wanted some validation I suppose. I was diagnosed with borserline personality disorder and ocd. Then I was referd to an NHS psychiatrist. I was diagnosed with ocd and gad. My gp diagnosed me with depression. But my current doctor has said nope to that now. I feel that I have no idea who to take on board and feel a bit all over the place. Really getting me down. Anyone else experienced multple diagnosis from different doctors?
 
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In a word yes.

I have had a tonne of diagnosis over the years. It’s frustrating when you think you’ve found the answer then get told no. The thing is psychiatry is more opinion than anything else. It’s about fitting in boxes and sometimes symptoms change and don’t quite fit anymore or drs are so determined to make them fit they change them.
 
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i remember a friend took me to see his private gp, private gp dangled this diagnosis paranoia inducing anxiety which i felt sounded better than schitzoprenia, then i thought if i spend what savings i've got seeing him and getting the diagnosis up and running, i'd still be long term unemployed and having to make sucessful benefit claims for which the new diagnosis wouldn't help
 
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Ive had a load of different diagnosis since my teen starting with depression , anxiety ,ocd, bipolar. Psychosis, agoraphobia. The latest one has been the longest and seems the final is schitzoaffective depressive type with social anxiety causing agoraphobia. Must admit this last one does seem the right fit for me and now the medication seems to be working well
 
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I've had I think the whole gamut of diagnoses over the 14 years since my first hospitalisation. I went from depression and anxiety, to BPD, to bipolar, to schizophrenia, to schizoaffective bipolar/then depressive type, to finally paranoid schizophrenia with depression. It is kind of strange really how we pick up all these 'labels'. I think I finally found one which fits and the treatment, most of the time, is appropriate.
 
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when i came to london there was all sorts of rediagnosing me with willy washy diagnoseses in the hope i could get work, that failed and i found myself harrassed on this bad estate were social services used the willy washy diagnoseses as an excuse to leave me
 
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