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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)
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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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 weeks ago (® txnyxraindropx)
http://autisticlynx.tumblr.com/post/90875537153/punkabed-but-like-have-people-who-are-against

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)

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posted 3 weeks ago (® punkabed)

queenshulamit:

Being wrong and being mean can have identical consequences but they are different problems with different solutions.

A doctor who continuously kills 10 patients by accidentally giving them the wrong medication is just as dangerous, and unfit to be a doctor, as a doctor who murders 10 patients by deliberately giving them the wrong medication. But you treat an incompetent very differently than you treat a murderer.

legally, they’re both considered homicide, i believe.  ones “criminally negligent homicide.” so, uh, they’re not treated that differently at least within the legal system?

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posted 3 weeks ago (® queenshulamit)

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