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benjaminben

527d

I feel like I have so many diagnoses that I don’t know which ones are real and which are just symptoms of another. Can anyone else relate?

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    • IndigoBro

      526d

      Someone told me about like primary and secondary diagnoses like a hierarchy. A classic example is developing depression and/or anxiety as a result of struggling with a different “primary” diagnosis OCD is another common “secondary” diagnosis Yeah plus so many things have overlapping symptoms At the end of the day the diagnosis is a label that you may or may not fit based on some definition I try not to sweat it too much and in general if you have a lot of the symptoms you can see if any of the treatments might be helpful for u

    • IndigoBro

      526d

      Someone told me about like primary and secondary diagnoses like a hierarchy. A classic example is developing depression and/or anxiety as a result of struggling with a different “primary” diagnosis OCD is another common “secondary” diagnosis Yeah plus so many things have overlapping symptoms At the end of the day the diagnosis is a label that you may or may not fit based on some definition I try not to sweat it too much and in general if you have a lot of the symptoms you can see if any of the treatments might be helpful for u

    • WhiteFlamingo

      526d

      I definitely relate. I have a handful of diagnoses and even more possibilities. It's a struggle to accept when I have OCD because I am always wondering, "Is this really an issue for me, or did I misrepresent myself somehow? Am I making things up?" It's helpful to remind myself that even if I do somehow have the wrong diagnosis, I can still treat my symptoms. My old therapist told me that it's more helpful to know your symptoms than have a list of diagnoses, and I find that true for myself.

    • Couch_Potato

      526d

      I completely understand. I’m trying to figure out if I have ASD or if it’s just symptoms of all of my other diagnoses mixing together

    • Findingok

      527d

      I sure can. For me I can see that the unhealed trauma from C-PTSD is what mostly fed into all my other conditions. When I learned about C-PTSD everything started to make more sense to me and I've been able to unravel much of it now.

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