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My parents somehow don't believe I'm mentally ill

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Mexis

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It seems as though my parents don't believe I'm mentally ill. Either I'm making it up or it's a symptom of Asperger's Syndrome (I've been diagnosed with AS since the age of 3). I find their attitude very offending to me. I'm talking about constant CFS-like fatigue, physical numbness, stomach problems and intrusive thoughts. What do you think? Do you believe, as I do, that it's a real mental illness that needs to be dealt with?
 
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Hi there.

I'm sorry to hear that your parents aren't being understanding :(

Your parents aren't doctors and neither am I. All I can offer you, is my advice and experience.

Personally, if I was you, I would go to your doctor. Then, you'll be able to have a clear diagnosis. I suffer from intrusive thoughts myself. They aren't nice. I had CBT as a result of mine and found that that really helped me.
 
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Hi there.

I'm sorry to hear that your parents aren't being understanding :(

Your parents aren't doctors and neither am I. All I can offer you, is my advice and experience.

Personally, if I was you, I would go to your doctor. Then, you'll be able to have a clear diagnosis. I suffer from intrusive thoughts myself. They aren't nice. I had CBT as a result of mine and found that that really helped me.
I'm on a waiting list to be mentally assessed by a doctor. I just wish my parents were more understanding, supportive and sympathetic of me.
 
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Usually it;s the other way round for me, I get really poorly and start acting in bizzare ways and start having bizzare beliefs, and I don't realise I'm unwell and my mum will say 'you're unwell' and I'd get really angry with her, but then later on, when I start getting well again, I realise how unwell I was.

Like Daisy said, I'd go and have a chat with your dr.
 
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I'm on a waiting list to be mentally assessed by a doctor. I just wish my parents were more understanding, supportive and sympathetic of me.
If they haven't suffered from mental health before in their life, it will be difficult for them to understand. It was the same for my parents when I had my mental breakdown a few years back. My Mum did a lot of extra reading into mental health and she knows now what my triggers are for my anxiety and things like that. I'm sure your parents will do the exact same for you. I hope the doctors goes well for you.
 
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Hi,
CFS ( if your meaning chronic fatigue syndrome) that's not a mental illness. And intrusive thoughts aren't normal for that. Intrusive thoughts are a mental illness.
Sorry your parents aren't more supportive, it's probably a lack of understanding.
Hope you find a diagnosis soon and treatment.
Get well soon.
Take care
 
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Hi,
CFS ( if your meaning chronic fatigue syndrome) that's not a mental illness. And intrusive thoughts aren't normal for that. Intrusive thoughts are a mental illness.
Sorry your parents aren't more supportive, it's probably a lack of understanding.
Hope you find a diagnosis soon and treatment.
Get well soon.
Take care
I trust you 100% in what you're saying. It's odd, given what you say, why my parents are defensive against me and ask me "Why are you any less normal than everybody else?" when I tell them about my intrusive thoughts. Also, I think the CFS-like fatigue could be a symptom of my mental disorder and not the underlying problem. I'm not saying I have CFS, but it's at least the same level of tiredness as CFS.
 
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