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Old 04-29-09, 06:42 PM   #11
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have you got an appt with your doc anytime in the future?
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Old 04-29-09, 08:37 PM   #12
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I have a doctor's appointment Friday, but not with one that can do anything to help me. *shrugs* Besides that, no.

I tried talking to my mom the other day. She got really defensive and said that I'm just being a normal teenager, and that I should stop trying to diagnose myself. That's the problem, though. I'm not a normal teenager. Normal teenagers don't get extremely pissed off, and literally, a minute later, are perfectly content and happy. That's just not the way emotions are supposed to work, I don't think. I know I'm suffering from something (it may not be this, but it's something). I know what's going on with me isn't "normal teenager" but I don't know what it is. Yet, my mom refuses to help me out. Assist me in finding help, because she thinks I'm like "a normal teenager." Perhaps, but I just don't think what I deal with is normal. Half the time, I can't even pretend to be happy. That's how bad it is, sometimes.
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It is fair enough that you don't feel normal. I'm not sure if you did a survey though SD just how many kids would answer yes to feeling normal. Many parents think their kids are normal too because (I'm a Mum of 2 teenage daughters) they take it for granted that their kids are going to go off the rails during this time. My oldest daughter has scars on her arms breasts and thighs from self harming. My 17 year old has left home for the umpteenth time. I guess if you ask me - is this normal, I would answer that I don't think it is out of the realm of teenage normalcy in 2009! That sounds crazy but I'm going to uni with kids that age and they're all cutting. Back in the day when I was a teen, well it was a different scene when we ran off the tracks. I wasn't normal. The dumb thing is, nobody ever met the normal teenager except from a distance and they don't really know them up close and personal. I mean they are as vague and obscure as anything I can possibly dream up in a dope session.

It sounds to me like you feel depression is not a satisfactory diagnosis and you believe there is something else. The only thing you can do is speak to an appropriate health professional about why you believe this.


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Old 04-30-09, 08:32 AM   #14
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Albino you are correct, this disorder was at one time called hysterical personality disorder.....SW before you give yourself a diagnosis of this type....read some more detailed research, if you have you would have uncovered that the past research was gender biased in past diagnoses and that the prevalence in women is in fact wrong (this gender bias would be I believe to be...a Fruedian theory!!!!!.) Research shows that 2% of the population in the US has this disorder and there is no distinction between men and women...Therapist find working with people with this disorder hard to treat due to demands, trantrums and seductiveness....also this disorder is linked to PSTD and BPD......This disorder is in a "cluster of dramatic disorder" along with antisocial, borderline and narcissistic......antisocial and BPD are the most research mainly due to the problems it causes other people.....One important factor to keep in mind, what type of theory did you retrieve your symptomology from....as each psychological perspective has varying perspectives.....regardless of what the DSMIV says.......Another symptom of HPD is suggestiblility....... Take Care ((((((((hug)))))))) mamabear
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