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Re: what's in a diagnosis?

Posted by Christ_empowered on November 11, 2017, at 9:24:53

In reply to Re: what's in a diagnosis?, posted by linkadge on November 11, 2017, at 9:03:18

interesting, linkadge. i like how you linked social status to possible physical factors that might contribute to psychosis.

i do prefer bipolar I as a diagnosis because its far less stigmatizing than either schizoaffective or schizophrenia.

i go to a public/community mental health clinic. i cannot help but think that if my parents were still "rinky dink middle class" (a lovely phrase I've borrowed from a former counselor, btw), I'd be on involuntary, long acting injections of Haldol, maybe risperidone, if I played nice.

as it is...I'm diagnosed w/ Bipolar I, get disability, and fill my prescriptions at a local pharmacy (low low copay, thank goodness).

Maybe my parents' social status isn't so much resulting in "special treatment" as it is...making the people of Mental Health, Inc. do (for once...) what they're -supposed- to do, namely listen to the person/patient, provide compassion and support, and give treatment in the "least restrictive setting" possible?

ugh. clearly, I'm not the biggest fan of Mental Health, Inc. I'm not nearly as bitter and nihilistic as I was in years past, but I am...disillusioned, I suppose.

oh well. at least --I-- get appropriate, hands off treatment, at long last...and disability covers it, which is a huge plus for my parents.




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