Just A Little Rant

I love how people are telling me off for "self-diagnosis." Do you all have a different definition than I do? Because to me, doing my f*****g research prior to talking to a professional doesn't qualify. Considering it a possibility when my thinking sounds like a disorder I heard about, and more so with research, doesn't qualify. It's not enough to say "oh, I have this." BUT THAT'S NOT WHAT I'M F*****G DOING!

You have to recognize that there might be an issue before getting help, unless it's severe enough that you end up tossed into a hospital. It's the same with physical, unless of course it's something you WOULD self-diagnose (i.e. assuming that a headache is just a headache and popping some ibuprofen). I just. I don't understand how showing a level of personal responsibility can be seen as idiotic and wrong. I see how there can be issues when people decide that they don't need the input of a professional, that they can know what's going on. But looking into it enough to see if it's worth seeing a therapist about it? Bwah?
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anonymous user
Said everyone who had even one tenth of the old Baron's favourite skill.

Just remember, he had an aversion to being attended to by doctors. One supposes that he didn't want to actually be treated for his ailments. Something you might do well to remember.
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Cynic
Munchhausen's is one illness I definitely don't have.
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anonymous user
Of course, you are going for a session. Without a professional agreeing with you that the symptoms you're manufacturing are "real", well then, you wouldn't be "special".
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Cynic
Well, here I'm just venting.

I'm not against going to a professional. That's my next step. I actually have an appointment in a couple days.
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anonymous user
The DSM-IV states, in no uncertain terms, that it is NOT for use by laymen.

In other words, uneducated twats who don't understand what they're reading should put it the hell down, and stop trying to find a category that they can convince themselves that they belong in.

Doing your "research" is right. That way you now now what to say in order to convince them that you have a condition, so you can be "special" and get attention, huh?

Twat.
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Cynic
Why are you so against going to a professional anyways?
It would probably fix the problem much faster than whatever you're trying to do here.
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tanyalasagna
It's also not like people need to be stuck in a hospital to suffer. There's a lot between requiring in-patient care and being healthy.
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anonymous user
*points up to my original post* I'm the idiot? What part of "that's not what I'm doing" is confusing?

And no, I want to get better. Which requires understanding of how I'm sick. I know I'm sick, I've been diagnosed (with something mental besides what I'm currently wondering about) and considering how poorly I function I certainly believe it.

You really pride yourself on denial? Really?
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anonymous user
I really don't even get why you all are doing this. I've only googled my condition after they told me I have it.
not to mention I ignored and didn't believe when they told me I am sick.
you people are idiots. it's like u want to be sick.
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Fuzzyssad
idiot, you can't be properly diagnosed by yourself.
not even in one meeting. I was diagnosed after several moths long hospitalizations in a mental facility.
they need to watch you for months, takes years at times till they diagnose you.

you can do a self analysis in order to fix inner conflicts- not diagnose a condition!
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Fuzzyssad
Most people who do "research" go into the room, whether it be to a psychiatrist or an MD, and say "I have these symptoms (then bring out their laundry list of things wrong) and therefore I have this thing". Doctors of any kind tend to hate the Internet simply because of that. People think "google or webMD told me this! This must be true!" And insist to be treated for that one thing. Most people get disappointed if they don't have that thing that the Internet says.
It's honestly best to realize there's something wrong (typically easily done) and to go in.
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ToxicLullaby