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Posted on 6/5/18 4:56 AM
Google convinced me that I'm depressed. I've never actually been diagnosed... when I'm at my therapist, i don't act depressed, cuz there's no reason to be sad when I'm there... I wish she can see how depressed I think I am. I want to be diagnosed so that I can get medication or something...!
Am i the only one who is "self-diagnosed"??
Beginning of the discussion - 6/7/18Anyone else self-diagnosed? https://www.carenity.us/forum/depression/living-with-depression/anyone-else-selfdiagnosed-194
Posted on 6/7/18 5:28 AM
Hey Avasad, I was not self diagnosed - I think by searching anything on Google we can diagnose ourselves. What are you seeing the therapist for? depression? Why do you feel you are depressed?
Have you sought out another therapist?
I know I had just went to a regular doctor - not a therapist or psychologist - and just told him I was struggling and becoming depressed. He asked me some questions and I was prescribed Excilotpram which seems to help.
Posted on 6/11/18 4:22 AM
@whatistheissue I honestly don't know why I see a therapist... I think just to talk about life... and shit...
My therapist doesn't understand me.
I don't know how to say certain stuff in therapy. I can't say what I feel. I don't know what I feel.
I feel i am depressed cuz I searched the symptoms and most of them apply to me.
I haven't found true happiness in at least a year. I can't feel my emotions. I don't have any appetite. I don't eat breakfast or lunch. My parents force me to eat supper most of the time. I hate life. I don't see a point of anything right now. I'm not suicidal tho. I love myself, but I feel like I'm the only one in the world who loves me....
Posted on 6/11/18 7:18 AM
Hey @Avasad, I am glad to hear you are not suicidal.
I remember when I used to be depressed - not really anymore - but when I was younger, I really went through tough times. It was weird and I could not understand why. It took some soul seraching and looking at my life to understand really why. Once I realized why, I made peace with my self and of course I have setbacks, but I try to push on.
What really did help me was one therapist - it took me a while to find one. Maybe try a new therapist, but I also recommend searching within yourself. Take some time to yourself to think about everything in your life.
Posted on 6/12/18 4:05 AM
Thank you so much
I see a therapist now who my mother is sorta friends with... she wouldn't let me switch..
I try to search myself, but idk why I'm like this..
Posted on 6/29/18 3:48 PM
Hello I made a self diagnosis of Complex PTSD. I would like to get diagnosed but I don't trust professionals because I've had a number of terrible experiences where I was a patient of doctors whom did not care for anything other than a paycheck. I was left feeling judged, and stereotyped. I was hurried along and prescribed medications that did nothing but make my condition worse. I have had better luck doing my own research and learning of more natural medications with supplements, vitamins, herbs, and aromatherapy. I have tried a few combinations that have helped some symptoms but I wasn't able to sleep so now I am looking into Magnesium L-Threonate which seems to be helping those with CPTSD, PTSD, Anxiety and Depression. Magnesium Threonate is said to be more effective than the many other types of Magnesium because it is more bioactive and is able to get past the blood brain barrier (BBB) where as the others couldn't so you get better results in the areas of the brain that are affected by the conditions. I have more to learn before I decide to try this supplement to help me. I'm trying to become comfortable talking to others about my life long struggles with mental illness because I can't pretend that it doesn't exist anymore, there's no denying that I need help any longer.
Posted on 7/1/18 6:12 PM
Everything is my fault, and I've hurt so much people. I can't sleep or eat lately, and everything is bugging me. I get random mood swings, and won't talk to anyone for days. Just me?
I've self diagnosed myself, and I've been told I have severe depression. Is something wrong with me?
Posted on 7/3/18 7:22 AM
@JustcallmeM, have you every seen a therapist?