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"Leaving" SPD

Postby Observing » Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:33 pm

So.. I'm no longer going to be a Schizoid. Apparently.

My psychiatrist wants to remove my schizoid PD. diagnosis and replace it with Aspergers. For little to no other reason than the fact that Schizoid is pretty rare. She doesn't know much about it herself and the government doesn't know how to handle it since their staff is clueless.
But.. Aspergers. It honestly doesn't fit this old geezer.

Anyone have a similar experience? Perhaps some advice?
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Re: "Leaving" SPD

Postby IDeerInHeadlightsI » Fri May 14, 2021 8:58 pm

Not. Good. Enough.

You need to explain that her not having expertise in this area, and this being "rare" does not disqualify you from having it. If she is unsure, she needs to refer you to someone who does understand it and has expertise in how to treat it. She cannot just re-diagnosed you because SHE doesn't want to deal with the diagnosis.

Advocate for yourself.
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Re: "Leaving" SPD

Postby 2ost » Sat May 15, 2021 3:20 pm

IDeerInHeadlightsI wrote:She cannot just re-diagnosed you because SHE doesn't want to deal with the diagnosis.

THIS!

If it don't fit, don't take it!

They weren't sure, where to put me right from the beginning, thinking about Avoidant Personality Disorder (because, direct quote of the diagnostician, "That's MY specialisation!" :shock:) and Autism es well, beside others.

And I see it this way: I dislike, being in any kind of company.
  • If I'd been avoidant, the best practice would have been to force me into the right kind of company, to show me, that there's nothing to be feared, so that I in the end can socialise again, what I would probably have wanted, as an avoidant person.
  • If I'd been autistic, they'd told me to withdraw, to avoid sensory induced overloads.
  • As they decided, that I'm schizoid, and they didn't know much about that either, they hadn't any idea at all, so I left.
When I think, what a misdiagnose there can damage… Think of an avoidant person, who was told, to seclude, because they thaught him to be autistic. Would't that manifest his disorder? Or think of an autist, believed to be avoidant. To much sensory input me enforce an overload or worse, but believin him to be just avoidant and therefore force him to socialise, whenever he, in truth, needed to reduce any form of input? Or think of a schizoid, who… but wait, I don't know, what benefits or otherwise harms me, for they couldn't tell me anithing, really.

As IDeerInHeadlightsI, tipped: Advocate for yourself (if anybody else whould
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