amulticoloredsquare:

To people who self diagnose,allow a simple statement. Get bent, oh look at me sometimes i sad and that makes me cry, i must be depressed, or i touch the door handle before opening a door, im ocd, seriously you twats, stop trying to be snowflakes, you hypochondriac shitdicks, and dont say im triggering you either, unless you’ve got legitimate proof of ptsd, its called getting ticked off at anyone going against your beliefs.  As for the rest of you that support these knobs, unfollow me if you like, fuck it send me hate mail if it helps you sleep at night, i simply cant be bothered with this bullshit anymore. 

the shittiest part about this shitty post is that youre dxing people w/ hypochondria, while telling people not to dx themselves

how the fuck are nightmares and shaking and body memories and flashbacks and having trouble trusting ppl and feeling like im not a person just me “getting ticked off at anyone going against my beliefs.”  id love 2 know

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posted 3 days ago (® amulticoloredsquare)
On the note of self dx-ing.

springatlast:

AUTISM IS NOT A MENTAL ILLNESS.

Mental illnesses should not go undiagnosed or treated.
People who are autistic are not dangerous to themselves or others.
You can not ‘treat’ autism the same way you can treat mental illness.
Sure you can send us to therapies and give up treatments or try ‘cure’…

this is ableist, i say this as a mentally ill autistic person.  i ultimately get to decide whether i want treatment for my mental illnesses, and so do self-diagnosed mentally ill people.  mentally ill people should not be told they only have one option and thats professional treatment.  thats one option but its not something i choose.

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posted 3 days ago (® springatlast)

piscvs:

friendly reminder that self diagnosis is NOT equivalent to professional diagnoses and it undermines the severity of conditions and true victim’s suffering uwu

friendly reminder that ur a piece of shit

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posted 4 days ago (® piscvs)
magatia said,
"How are you diagnosed bipolar from a young age? Such things are very very difficult to diagnose before you're 18 - I was diagnosed at 15 and that was because I had very strong symptoms. I have NEVER heard of a person diagnosed with bd as young as I was, much less before then."

I was dxed at 17 - by young, i just meant it was a long time ago / i consider my 17 yr old self young.

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posted 5 days ago
Just a sidenote on self diagnosis

spiritual-euphoria:

nothingaboutus-withoutus:

spiritual-euphoria:

spiritual-euphoria:

If you have taken tests online which suggests you may have a particular disorder, take it up with your GP or clinical psychologist. There is nothing wrong with saying you believe you may have X disorder, and then stating your symptoms/why you believe you have the…

My point is this. You cannot get treated for a disorder you have not been diagnosed with. I never once said you didn’t actually have the disorder. I also said that self diagnosis is a great stepping stone to actually getting a formal diagnosis, but you seem hell bent on encouraging people who may not actually have autism for example to go around claiming they have autism and creating problems for the mental health community.

My priority lies in helping people, which is why I am studying psychology in the first place. If self diagnosis was reliable, and you could obtain treatment based off self diagnosis, there would be no need for psychology degrees. As it stands, a psychology postgraduate degree is required to make a formal diagnosis.

I’m sorry that you’ve dealt with those experiences. As in every profession, there are good and bad eggs. I’ve had my fair share of horrible GPs. But the point remains, that if you have not been diagnosed with a disorder, you can not receive treatment for it which renders self diagnosis useless anyway.

1) people can get more out of a diagnosis than just treatment.  for example, I’m Autistic - professionally dxed - and I don’t need treatment for that - doesn’t make me not Autistic and doesn’t make the label meaningless to me.

2) quit yr major

You just proved my point.  People can get more out of a professional diagnosis than just treatment.  Hence, self diagnosis is bad.  Also, because one disorder doesn’t need treatment doesn’t mean that every disorder doesn’t need treatment.  In order to qualify for DBT (the treatment for BPD), you must be professionally diagnosed.  Without the diagnosis, I and many other sufferers cannot get the treatment they need.  What else can diagnosis get you? A label for what you’re going through? A reason for why you’re behaving that way? Absolutely.  This is why a professional diagnosis is essential.

Yes, I’m going to quit my major because someone on the internet told me to.  WHY DID I SPEND 5 YEARS STUDYING PSYCHOLOGY! I shold have just quit straight away!  Lol sorry, no.  I’m about to graduate, I’m not going to throw that away because you told me to.  Quit yr major.  Such a compelling argument.

You misinterpreted me, I meant a diagnosis in general has more point than just treatment, including a self-diagnosis.  I never sought treatment for being Autistic but knowing I was Autistic allowed me to find spaces of people like me.  I’m professionally dxed as Autistic but some of my friends are self-dxed and they have gotten a similar thing out of it.  Additionally, it helped both me and them understand why we experience certain things better.  

You think my abuse is just a few bad apples when it’s the whole damn psychiatric system that allowed it to happen in the first place.  That in itself is what will make you a professional who I would not feel safe talking to.  We don’t need professionals who will excuse the flaws in the system as just coincidences.

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posted 6 days ago (® spiritual-euphoria)

xiuseokbuns:

i still dont get why self-diagnosis is a thing like

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you know you’re making it harder for doctors to take patients seriously, right?

"you know you’re making it harder for doctors to take patients seriously, right?"

nah doctors being assholes is what makes it hard for them to take patients seriously

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posted 6 days ago (® xiuseokbuns)

tornadoesoup:

nothingaboutus-withoutus:

tornadoesoup:

Self diagnosed PTSD is getting out if control. People crave attention over whatever they can get. And once again Tumblr makes a mockry out of actual serious mental challanges and turns it into a joke.

Bravo.

haha fuck off, ptsd often makes it triggering for people with ptsd to seek medical care.  lay the fuck off self-diagnosed people with ptsd.

ptsd is not a joke because of self-diagnosers, people are just ableist.

No. Because people who “self-diagnose” their issue don’t do it for help, they do it for attention. Can you explain to me WHY someone who believed they actually suffered from something wouldn’t seek help if they could? Do you like living in suffering? Do you like how you expect the entire planet to bow to your unrealistic expectations of spoon-feeding some people are accustomed to. That’s not how the world works.

It’s time y’all get your asses off the internet, get out into the real world, and understand how everything works. The world will never stop for you, and you need to look beyond your own selfish natures for once in your lives.

Ableist? Fuck off. I challenge you to live the life of someone who ACTUALLY suffers from a true condition that enables them jobs, schooling, private care, living accommodations, neglect, and abuse. but instead, you throw your shitty “trigger” card at anyone who tries to prove you wrong, even if you are, nor do you use it for coping mechanisms in the chance you actually DO suffer from said illnesses/debilitation.

It’s super easy to tell, because people who DO suffer from said illnesses/debilitation are embarrassed and often humiliated or afraid to EVER admit or discuss their problems, while people who self-diagnose are proud to display their list of 50000 items of self-diagnosed bullshit to the world of 15-some-year old assholes for shallow self-absorption with the expectation everyone will tag ALL “triggers” on THEIR blog just for your benefit.

I’ll tell you what triggers me. Inconsiderate and selfish pricks you make a mockery out of actual illness and disabilities just to get attention they so desperately crave that they cannot truthfully be apart of.

first of all, most of my diagnoses are professional diagnoses from when i was younger.  i’m professionally dxed as autistic and bipolar.

as someone who experienced years of medical abuse, i haven’t seen a psychiatrist about my ptsd because 1) im in therapy already but therapists cant diagnose 2) i dont want meds for my ptsd 3) im fucking terrified of psychiatrists and i dont want to be retraumatized.  hope that gives you some insight.  

and before you say “why can you go to therapists and not psychiatrists?” i really don’t know why my PTSD works the way it does, but victims of medical abuse often have hierarchies of who they are more able to go to seek help, and psychiatrists are more terrifying to me.

i also don’t regularly see any doctors anymore because of my PTSD, which is fun and exciting and glamorous in that i have constant pain that is being untreated.  i also haven’t been tested for a severe genetic disorder that runs in my family history.  i don’t LIKE suffering, no, i don’t LIKE possibly having untreated stuff that could kill me, but I am not able to just get over my PTSD symptoms any more than a person with chronic depression could decide to stop being depressed.  you think I like having panic attacks, constant nightmares about being sexually assaulted, and a whole slew of other issues related to my trauma?  you think i like feeling sick at just the idea of going to the doctors and shaking uncontrollably if I actually try to go?

now how about you stop pretending that you are the only one suffering in this world.  the only one being selfish here is you.

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posted 6 days ago (® tornadoesoup)

widowmeadow:

nothingaboutus-withoutus:

widowmeadow:

the do’s and do not’s of self diagnosis

do

  • use self diagnosis as a tool to learn more about yourself and your condition 
  • research

do not

  • say that you are disabled when you haven’t been professionally diagnosed
  • speak for people who have been professionally diagnosed

self diagnosed people can say they’re disabled, and they can speak their own experiences with the disorder(s) that they have.  sure they can’t speak for professionally dxed people, but that’s a subset of people within the people that have a disorder.

-a professionally dxed disabled person

they shouldn’t call themselves disabled bc they’re not 100% sure that they are. saying “as a disabled person” would be akin to saying, “as a person with clinical depression”. they can talk about their situation without prefacing it with anything. a simple, “i think i have/i am (blank)” would do fine too

???? maybe they are sure?????

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posted 6 days ago (® widowmeadow)
Just a sidenote on self diagnosis

spiritual-euphoria:

spiritual-euphoria:

If you have taken tests online which suggests you may have a particular disorder, take it up with your GP or clinical psychologist. There is nothing wrong with saying you believe you may have X disorder, and then stating your symptoms/why you believe you have the…

My point is this. You cannot get treated for a disorder you have not been diagnosed with. I never once said you didn’t actually have the disorder. I also said that self diagnosis is a great stepping stone to actually getting a formal diagnosis, but you seem hell bent on encouraging people who may not actually have autism for example to go around claiming they have autism and creating problems for the mental health community.

My priority lies in helping people, which is why I am studying psychology in the first place. If self diagnosis was reliable, and you could obtain treatment based off self diagnosis, there would be no need for psychology degrees. As it stands, a psychology postgraduate degree is required to make a formal diagnosis.

I’m sorry that you’ve dealt with those experiences. As in every profession, there are good and bad eggs. I’ve had my fair share of horrible GPs. But the point remains, that if you have not been diagnosed with a disorder, you can not receive treatment for it which renders self diagnosis useless anyway.

1) people can get more out of a diagnosis than just treatment.  for example, I’m Autistic - professionally dxed - and I don’t need treatment for that - doesn’t make me not Autistic and doesn’t make the label meaningless to me.

2) quit yr major

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posted 6 days ago (® spiritual-euphoria)

solar—gambling:

nothingaboutus-withoutus:

nothingaboutus-withoutus:

solar—gambling:

nothingaboutus-withoutus:

solar—gambling:

the humans of tumblr have officially ruined the word “aesthetic”
does anyone on this website even know what that word means
cause it doesn’t EVER fit the context ur using it in
it’s an…

thats literally exactly how new words are often created? “muggle” got in the dictionary to mean something new because JK Rowling took a word that originally meant “a marijuana cigarette” and used it completely differently, and then someone else did the same.  how do you think new words even get in the dictionary? people start using them a certain way and then eventually the dictionary recognizes a new meaning.

"Having many citations, though, does not guarantee admission into the dictionary. If citations do not provide a clear definition of the word or phrase or if all the citations come from one source, it may be rejected.

New words or phrases must be found in several citations from a wide range of publications over a significant period of time to win their way into the dictionary.”

http://wonderopolis.org/home/wonder/how-do-words-get-added-to-the-dictionary/

yeah but that takes time…. words don’t usually get placed in the dictionary immediately after they’re created, they are created and then they gain usage and then they eventually get put in the dictionary, or they don’t, but you can’t predict at the beginning of a word springing up whether it will or won’t be in the dictionary.  that’s just not possible.

apart from that, who the fuck cares if the word isn’t in the dictionary? i make up words all the time and use them, and strangely, the world doesn’t end.  there are many many more things to be upset about in this world than… people creating new language….

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posted 1 week ago (® solar--gambling)

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