I'm Mark, 27, so on and so forth.
I've had moderate-to-severe issues with anxiety and depression (more to the moderate side of the scale though) since my early teens. I'm definitely a loner, but I'm also very confident in my abilities, so I don't suppose I'm an "avie". Probably a "secret schizoid". So far, adult AD(H)D has been my only "official" diagnosis.
I sometimes have sudden unexplained changes in my mood/outlook/attitude that can last for any length of time, so I think I might have some milder form of bipolar disorder too. Or maybe not. Doesn't make much of a difference I guess.
I've been to a psychiatrist and a psychologist in the past few years. The psychiatrist was a nice person, but mostly clueless (though the meds he got me were useful). The psychologist was very kind and all, but I got fed up of doing nothing else than keep introducing myself after more than ten sessions.
lilyfairy wrote:Did you find this forum helpful?
Yes I think so. For starters, people here in general seem to be (understandably..) nicer than the people from the schizoid forum I've been to.
lilyfairy wrote:What made you decide to post here?
I've come to this forum because of my (girlfriend?), who most definitely seems to be an "avie" (more specifically because of the question mark after the word "girlfriend'). Sometimes I feel like I'm intruding in a space for people who have real problems, but I hope I can be of use with my optimism and my double perspective.
Oh, and I might, and probably will, suddenly disappear at some point. Nothing personal, though. I think you guys understand that