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Uni-G's recent psych visit

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Heya... felt like sharing some stuff...

I recently went to the psych for some testing. When I got there, the psychiatrist told me "we are investigating a possible psychosis...maybe schizophrenia"!!!!!!!! Schizophrenia?!?!?!?! I was surprised to hear that word. Before I go to most of my appointments nowadays I usually drop of a copy of Daphne Simeon's latest DP paper, this psych included. I told her I disagree with the whole psychosis thing and me, telling her I strongly feel I have DP. Her response? "Some people try to promote certain disorders..." I couldn't believe my ears, once again. I was initially confused at her response but later realized she does not believe DP exists. Has anyone else had this experience?

As for the psychosis, I have a hard time understanding why this has been proposed. Of course, hearing the word schizophrenia disturbed me and I am having a difficult time getting over it. As far as I've read, those with a psychosis cannot differentiate reality from unreality. I, on the other hand, can. I feel like people are looking at me, when in fact I know they are not. I feel like people are laughing at me, when in fact I know they are not. What bothers me is that those with social anxiety also experiences this. (of course I also experience DP symptoms) I feel the psychs have focused on certain symptoms of mine and ignored others.

You may wonder why I care what 'they' call it... Well, I know I shouldn't, as long as these titles do me no harm. But it is difficult feeling like the psychiatrists are not on my side.
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I remember when i first started feeling this way, and thought i was all alone in the world, i was desperately wanting one of the many psychiatrist/psychologists/shamans that i visisted to give me a label...ANY label...just so i belonged to something earthly.

Now, that i've found this group, and grown a little wiser, i'm relieved that, at the very least, an anxiety-bourne disorder is all i have (disclaimer: I don't mean "All i have" as in la-di-da, everything's's only dp. I mean, at least i'm not on the inner circle of hell, kind of thing).

Uni-g, remember that the majority of these so-called professionals really don't know what they're talking about in our case. They're blinded by ignorance, prejudice, and the inherent superiority they feel in their role as the "normal" rock of sanity. Don't be fooled. Use your brain against this quack. There's nothing more satisfying than turning one's own expertise against them. Start quoting from the DSMV or whatever that medical pscyh boook is called. Show him how he's contradicting certain things...point on his foibles...his errors...his weaknesses. Make him blubber tepid apologies and stutter out dubious excuses. Turn him into a weeping little girl when you reveal to him that he knows nothing of what he speaks, and he does more harm than good to the patients he ostensibly is trying to help.

And tape it and then play it for some psychiatric board.

Good luck, uni-g. Don't're one of us.

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