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drejofvalenwood:

nothingaboutus-withoutus:

drejofvalenwood:

punkabed:

but like, have people who are against self-diagnosis ever been diagnosed with anything? do they know how much time & energy most psychiatrists spend on diagnosis compared to the amount of thought that goes into most self diagnoses? do they know how crucial it is for people…

sigh

You guys wanna know why self diagnosis is discouraged? It’s because you guys look at lists of symptoms and textbook explanations and pick the closest disorder you can find. You get it in your head that you have this disorder, and instead of going to a therapist to get a real diagnosis, you say, “Ahahaha, I have autism, yay!” 

I won’t deny that many self-diagnosers do their research. It’s also a good idea to maybe get together an idea of what you think you might have and go to a therapist with it. But therapists aren’t useless. Tests are run. MRIs are taken. And a real diagnosis isn’t just for school purposes, aids, or benefits. The meds can help and you can even switch them out if they’re not working.

Don’t just dismiss a therapist because one told you what you didn’t want to hear. 

this is a post about medical abuse and you’re going “Don’t just dismiss a therapist because one told you what you didn’t want to hear.”  thats so freaking dismissive.  shut the hell up

Um, yeah, of course it’s dismissive. Because you people are being fucking stupid.

Getting a professional diagnosis is not medical abuse - for fuck’s sake, if you idiots try to get a psychologist in trouble because he told you your self diagnosis was wrong, you’re some of the shittiest people I’ve ever seen. You don’t have the tests, the research, the schooling, the equipment, the MRIs, the fucking experience. 

The only reason why you think self diagnosis requires oh so much more effort than a professional one is because you sit there and agonize over it for months. Even if you only match a few symptoms, you’ll push yourself to believe you have more serious ones. A little socially awkward? Must be autism!

no you asshole, the post talked about medical abuse as a reason why many people who have been victims of medical abuse have trouble seeing doctors.  YOURE the one who decided medical abuse was “telling someone something they didn’t want to hear,” which is why i called you invalidating.  no one in this conversation dismissed therapists because one told them what they didn’t want to hear, but you made that assumption based on hearing that someone had been abused by medical professionals.

don’t fucking lecture me about medical abuse, ive been raped by a doctor, ive had other doctors shame me for being raped, accuse me of not doing enough to protect myself from rape, suggest i had let people rape me, almost kill me by telling my parents to keep giving me medication that was causing severe bradycardia, force me and attempt to coerce me into invasive procedures without my consent, prescribe me medication long-term that is only supposed to be a short-term medication, and oh, institutionalize me.  (and inb4 you’re like “all of that could never happen to one person,” it did and there is plenty of research available to you that talks about how people who are victims of abuse become more and more susceptible to retraumatization by other abusers)

but yeah, i guess i’m just scared of going to the doctor because “they didn’t tell me what i wanted to hear” (/sarcasm)

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posted 2 weeks ago (® punkabed)
http://autisticlynx.tumblr.com/post/90875537153/punkabed-but-like-have-people-who-are-against

rift-master:

your-dash-needs-clarafication:

bibliospork:

nothingaboutus-withoutus:

drejofvalenwood:

punkabed:

but like, have people who are against self-diagnosis ever been diagnosed with anything? do they know how much time & energy most psychiatrists spend on diagnosis compared to the amount of thought that goes into most self diagnoses? do they know how crucial it is for people…

sigh

You guys wanna know why self diagnosis is discouraged? It’s because you guys look at lists of symptoms and textbook explanations and pick the closest disorder you can find. You get it in your head that you have this disorder, and instead of going to a therapist to get a real diagnosis, you say, “Ahahaha, I have autism, yay!” 

I won’t deny that many self-diagnosers do their research. It’s also a good idea to maybe get together an idea of what you think you might have and go to a therapist with it. But therapists aren’t useless. Tests are run. MRIs are taken. And a real diagnosis isn’t just for school purposes, aids, or benefits. The meds can help and you can even switch them out if they’re not working.

Don’t just dismiss a therapist because one told you what you didn’t want to hear. 

this is a post about medical abuse and you’re going “Don’t just dismiss a therapist because one told you what you didn’t want to hear.”  thats so freaking dismissive.  shut the hell up

"Tests are run."

Ah hahahahaha! Good one.

(There aren’t tests for a lot of disorders. There’s someone looking at a list of symptoms and saying, “Yup, you’re bipolar.”)

Um, no. It may not be a physical test but they have a full on discussion with you and catch all the little subtleties that you can’t. I thought I may have had depression, I talked to my doc, and he said “Well actually probably not” and discussed little things that were more likely to be to blame. They can also run things like word association tests and such. For autism, they made me do puzzles and think up stories and then they just TALKED to me for ages. There are always ways to test it. They didn’t do 10+ years of medical school to go and match symptom lists all day.

everyone on tumblr is way more professional than the pschologists that actually found out that all these disorders are a thing and have dedicated their lives to solving and helping those with these problems instead of blogging and ranting about how no one understands them and their supperior ways.

psychiatrists retraumatized me after my sexual assault, pls tell me more about how much i should just let them “help” me

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posted 2 weeks ago (® punkabed)
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diecutlaserdance:

bibliospork:

nothingaboutus-withoutus:

drejofvalenwood:

punkabed:

but like, have people who are against self-diagnosis ever been diagnosed with anything? do they know how much time & energy most psychiatrists spend on diagnosis compared to the amount of thought that goes into most self diagnoses? do they know how crucial it is for people…

sigh

You guys wanna know why self diagnosis is discouraged? It’s because you guys look at lists of symptoms and textbook explanations and pick the closest disorder you can find. You get it in your head that you have this disorder, and instead of going to a therapist to get a real diagnosis, you say, “Ahahaha, I have autism, yay!” 

I won’t deny that many self-diagnosers do their research. It’s also a good idea to maybe get together an idea of what you think you might have and go to a therapist with it. But therapists aren’t useless. Tests are run. MRIs are taken. And a real diagnosis isn’t just for school purposes, aids, or benefits. The meds can help and you can even switch them out if they’re not working.

Don’t just dismiss a therapist because one told you what you didn’t want to hear. 

this is a post about medical abuse and you’re going “Don’t just dismiss a therapist because one told you what you didn’t want to hear.”  thats so freaking dismissive.  shut the hell up

"Tests are run."

Ah hahahahaha! Good one.

(There aren’t tests for a lot of disorders. There’s someone looking at a list of symptoms and saying, “Yup, you’re bipolar.”)

yeah, fuck those guys with their years of schooling, degrees, certifications, and all that other training i don’t have! i’m 14 and on the internet! i know more than those quacks who studied at levels far above my comprehension!

im 22 and im a victim of years of medical abuse. 

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posted 2 weeks ago (® punkabed)
On self diagnosis:

2thirdsofatriplethreat:

I think self diagnosis can be a good thing to an extent. I think part of being a good patient and active participant in your health is doing your own research, and coming to your doctor/nurse practitioner/therapist with ideas of what could be going on is fantastic. If you are experiencing a…

I also think it allows people to diagnose things as disorders that are actually normal parts of the human experience.”

disabilities are normal parts of the human experience, just saying

and not everyone has access to a doctor or psychiatrist or psychologist.  also most therapists cant diagnose.

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posted 2 weeks ago (® 2thirdsofatriplethreat)
Anonymous said,
"How do you feel about self diagnosis?"

noshameinoursickness:

I think it has a potential to be dangerous but I understand why people do it.  There are times when I think it’s acceptable and time’s it’s not. Some people may not have access to mental health care, parents refuse to help them, or are in the very early stages of and illness and are just trying to seek answers. This, is not the most responsible thing, but totally understandable. Others, particularly people who don’t actually have mental illness, may self diagnose and it illegitimacies actual sufferers. That, for example is not okay.

I always encourage seeking professional help and diagnosis. This can protect people from potentially misdiagnosing themselves and possible causing harm. I think it’s important to remember that self diagnosis is not necessary to self care. You don’t need to be officially diagnosed to start taking care of yourself. If you think you can relate to and benefit from some bipolar coping strategies even if you don’t have bipolar then go ahead and use them!

I hope this answers your question!

excuse me but self care is not the same for everyone and you absolutely cannot tell a person that self diagnosis is not necessary for their self care, because for some people - it is a part of their self care!

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posted 2 weeks ago (® noshameinoursickness)
http://autisticlynx.tumblr.com/post/90875537153/punkabed-but-like-have-people-who-are-against

drejofvalenwood:

punkabed:

but like, have people who are against self-diagnosis ever been diagnosed with anything? do they know how much time & energy most psychiatrists spend on diagnosis compared to the amount of thought that goes into most self diagnoses? do they know how crucial it is for people…

sigh

You guys wanna know why self diagnosis is discouraged? It’s because you guys look at lists of symptoms and textbook explanations and pick the closest disorder you can find. You get it in your head that you have this disorder, and instead of going to a therapist to get a real diagnosis, you say, “Ahahaha, I have autism, yay!” 

I won’t deny that many self-diagnosers do their research. It’s also a good idea to maybe get together an idea of what you think you might have and go to a therapist with it. But therapists aren’t useless. Tests are run. MRIs are taken. And a real diagnosis isn’t just for school purposes, aids, or benefits. The meds can help and you can even switch them out if they’re not working.

Don’t just dismiss a therapist because one told you what you didn’t want to hear. 

this is a post about medical abuse and you’re going “Don’t just dismiss a therapist because one told you what you didn’t want to hear.”  thats so freaking dismissive.  shut the hell up

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posted 2 weeks ago (® punkabed)

space-unicron:

nothingaboutus-withoutus:

durkin62:

punkabed:

but like, have people who are against self-diagnosis ever been diagnosed with anything? do they know how much time & energy most psychiatrists spend on diagnosis compared to the amount of thought that goes into most self diagnoses? do they know how crucial it is for people…

"The medical industry is out to get you!"

Go see a shrink. 

nah, how about instead, you  fucking die (@durkin62 who is a piece of crap for delegitimizing people’s experiences w/ medical abuse)

Hey guess what I have autism and have also been fucked over by psychiatrists. Ones that probably got all their info from Autism Speaks and were bitter about their old age.

I still fucking hate those psychiatrists, and there’s a huge lack of understanding about autistic folks, but using a username like ‘nothing about us without us’ and then acting so hostile is not going to get ANYONE on your side.

When I see your username, I expect advocacy and education, not anger and death wishes. Please take a step back and re-evaluate what you stand for.

lmao fuck you i am autistic and i dont have to respond to anger how you would “expect” me to just because my username is a common disability rights slogan.  i don’t give a shit what you expect

im not gonna be nice to people who gaslight medical abuse victims and tell medical abuse victims to “go see a shrink” as an insult

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posted 2 weeks ago (® punkabed)

sleepykraken:

Self-diagnosis is okay but you need to get a medical professional to know your condition exactly. Those people are trained to diagnose you. It’s also important so you can get prescription medication for your condition.

Also,doctors are not ableist, shut the hell up.

"Also,doctors are not ableist, shut the hell up." 

lmao yeah they are

and not all things are treated w/ medication and medication is not a requirement even when medications do exist

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posted 2 weeks ago (® sleepykraken)
http://abnorm-ali-ty.tumblr.com/post/90402793730/so-you-guys-know-that-i-think-self-diagnosis-is

abnorm-ali-ty:

So you guys know that I think self-diagnosis is dangerous. I’m not being ableist, just stating the dangers and agreeing with them…

Anyway, instead of self-diagnosing, be an ePatient! It’s almost the same thing, but in the ePatient case, you are working along with your doctor / caregiver!…

i dont have a doctor

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posted 2 weeks ago (® abnorm-ali-ty)
http://nothingaboutus-withoutus.tumblr.com/post/79396495080/shadowsonthehorizon-the-worst-thing-about

shadowsonthehorizon:

nothingaboutus-withoutus:

shadowsonthehorizon:

the worst thing about college is wondering if your professors will accept “i had an episode of my bipolar disorder” as an excuse for missing class, assignments, etc.

are you registered with your college’s disability support services? i know its not always possible to…

i actually haven’t thought about that yet, but i will do it. thank you.

this is a very late reply but i hope that worked out for you and you got some help from them!

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posted 2 weeks ago (® txnyxraindropx)

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