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Re: what's in a diagnosis?

Posted by Christ_empowered on November 12, 2017, at 11:34:52

In reply to Re: what's in a diagnosis?, posted by pedr on November 12, 2017, at 8:14:05

my problem now is that I seem to "rub people the wrong way." I'm on disability, living with my parents who are now "genteel" or whatever. OK. So, on the one hand, I get more "breathing room" than many "mental patients," on the other hand, I am forever perceived as "uppity," etc. It doesn't help that I had -extreme- conflict with some treatment providers in the past (the medical board has been involved), so...yeah. Good times, lol.

Diagnosis can be used as a tool to invalidate and stigmatize people, obviously. A lady at the front desk at the clinic I go to said that I'm "really Schizophrenic," even though that's not my diagnosis. Obviously, "Schizophrenia" is a far more stigmatizing diagnosis than "Bipolar I" of any sort.

To be fair though, I've had better luck w/ community/public mental health. So far, they haven't pulled out the Freud on me (or the shock "treatments"), which is always a good thing.

I'm hoping to get into some sort of j-o-b and move away. I get the sense that as long as I live in this area, I'll always have some sort of stigmatizing label(s) applied to me. fun times.




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