Self Diagnosing

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IWTD

IWTD

Who knows.
Jun 24, 2020
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Is this a harmful practice? I know I’m fucked up and understand what the professional says. But, I think there’s more. I feel I’m overthinking.
 
cryptic__egg

cryptic__egg

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May 9, 2020
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I would say yes. It's totally fine to suspect that you may have a problem, but you'll only complicate things by self diagnosing. The best step is always to speak to a doctor for a professional opinion.
 
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Luchs

Luchs

kristallene Bergluft über verfallener Gruft
Aug 21, 2019
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Is this a harmful practice? I know I’m fucked up and understand what the professional says. But, I think there’s more. I feel I’m overthinking.
It can definetly be helpful, in the sense that some intraspection can definetly help a professional in diagnosing you, though people self-diagnosing and then saying they are OCD or schizo on social media, without any proof and with barely any symptoms are cringy.
 
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noaccount

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Oct 26, 2019
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Nah - it's the best you've got - you know you best - if someone wants to complain about you being cringy they can call themselves a waambulance - remember psych diagnoses aren't even explanations just descriptions they don't identify causes - and also there may be a world of difference between how you want to improve your quality of life and how professionals want you to "recover(tm)" - the most glaring example of this is how shrinks do harmful behavior modification on autistic people to *take away* their healthy coping mechanisms and neurological quirks - so jettison the dead weight of the professional class and only put stock in people who respect you and center your goals for healing - you're worth it xo
 
IWTD

IWTD

Who knows.
Jun 24, 2020
68
82
It can definetly be helpful, in the sense that some intraspection can definetly help a professional in diagnosing you, though people self-diagnosing and then saying they are OCD or schizo on social media, without any proof and with barely any symptoms are cringy.
Lol, I that. I’ve never seen that happen personally. I’ve scrolled a couple forums. Anything wrong with myself I’ve hidden from the world. Even my wife or little bit of friendship I have.
 
Xali1970

Xali1970

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Sep 4, 2018
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Dunno... the shrinks messed me up, so can only do better self diagnosing and self medicating than those charlatans
 
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