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I feel like a fraud. Going to open up to the psychiatrist.

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nightmare57

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I've been feeling like a fraud for a long time like I really don't have a illness and have been faking it all this time. I have a CPA review with my treatment team and I think I'm going to open up about my feelings. I'm worried about what he's going to say thats why I've been hesitant in approaching the subject with him in the past. Although there is no mention of me faking it in my notes (I think they have secret documents anyway) I don't know what I would do if he said they suspect me of malingering. But I need to get it off my chest because its been eating me up.

Do you think me saying I feel like a fraud and a faker will make him look at me more closer and he'll start to think I'm a fraud?
 
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You're probably not a fraud.. Who would do this for fun ? And the money is not that great really.. You feel like a 'fraud' because you don't feel there's anything wrong with you... But the nut houses are full of people who are convinced they are 'normal'... Your not really in the best position to know whether you are a fraud or not.. You know you're not malingering consciously.. So i wouldn't worry about that...
But saying you think they have secret documents on you.. Is a bit paranoid.. You're not faking that bit, so you're probably on the level about the other stuff to...
Saying there's nothing wrong with you and having paranoia puts you on the short list for a tin foil hat..

So i believe ya :hug5:
 
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Things to ask the doctor

How do you come to the conclusion on why I have schizoaffective disorder?
why do I feel like a fraud?
Can you get addictive to begin manic?
Do you think I’m faking it?
Do I have a learning disability?
What kind of attachment issues do I have? AVOIDANT or ANXIOUS/AMBIVALENT?
Do you have secret documents on me?
 
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I've been feeling like a fraud for a long time like I really don't have a illness and have been faking it all this time. I have a CPA review with my treatment team and I think I'm going to open up about my feelings. I'm worried about what he's going to say thats why I've been hesitant in approaching the subject with him in the past. Although there is no mention of me faking it in my notes (I think they have secret documents anyway) I don't know what I would do if he said they suspect me of malingering. But I need to get it off my chest because its been eating me up.

Do you think me saying I feel like a fraud and a faker will make him look at me more closer and he'll start to think I'm a fraud?
Well I can tell ya what you are lol your paranoid, your not a fraud. I'm sorry your feeling like that and hope you feel better about things soon try not to worry to much :hug:

Vulnerable people are often left feeling like they are in the wrong.
 
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I think I know what you mean by feeling like a fraud. I often feel like a fraud too. I don't feel like I have schizoaffective disorder. I feel like all my symptoms can be explained by astro physics. I feel like I am just gifted or hyper-sensitive so i see and hear things that others don't. And the reason I can't seem to function in society very well must be just because I'm weak. I am thankful I qualify for disability because that is all I have to live on and it pays the bills, but I feel kind of guilty for it because I just don't feel like I have an illness to deserve it.

But now that I have thought about this for awhile, I think I might have had schizoafective disorder or schizophrenia in the past because now I remember some things that happened that I can't explain.
 
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You know, I've often had thoughts along the same lines, that somehow that had secret documents on me proving I am faking schizophrenia. I actually approached my psychiatrist about it. He said no, he doesn't have secret documents on me (I don't know whether to believe him or not) and he didn't believe I was faking it. He basically said to me even the most dedicated method actors wouldn't have put themselves through what I've been through. He also said questioning the diagnosis and believing you are malingering is quite common among those living with the disorder.

So in other words, it's highly unlikely you are a fraud and they have secret documents on you.
 
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