How many things have you been diagnosed with in your life

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07 Apr 2013, 3:04 pm

i was very late to start talking, i was misdiagnosed for mental retardation. Records showed they administered only the Stanford-Binet test on me (this was in the early 70s) and came to that conclusion. Then later takings of that showed "no improvement to mental age". Records that shown that 2 years later, i was finally given a different test, LIPS, which showed a much accurate showing of my intelligence as it was a performance-based test rather that a verbal/talking test, but the mental retardation label was somehow not removed until i was 10 until my mother insisted that it was totally inappropriate. But that label can still stick and why the r-word still hurts.

Somewhere along the way it was recommended that i get tested for autism, but my father refused to allow that. By the time it was too late for early childhood development so that added to my disadvantages. So by 3rd grade i was said to by "emotionally disturbed" with nothing more specific..

Nothing more until adulthood where i came up for further and ore modern tests, where i was diagnosed with major depression and then GAD and panic attacks, and then finally autism



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07 Apr 2013, 3:04 pm

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It's funny how so many people were diagnosed with 2 or more mutually exclusive disorders like PDD NOS and Asperger's or AS and a personality disorder ect. Also, Tyrion and I were officially diagnosed with a disorder that doesn't officially exist! -NVLD. Callista, you almost have a collection of all the disorders in the PDD category of the DSM IV TR (atleast you can say you were diagnosed with them all at one point). :) The only one you're missing is Childhood Dintegrative Disorder. They're changing it in a month, though, anyway. I guess it's a good argument for why they need to change it: they can't distinguish between the different PDD's. They really should add NVLD too.


I think it's more that their diagnosis was shifted from PDDNOS to autism or Asperger's upon further evaluation.



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07 Apr 2013, 4:04 pm

Recurrent/chronic non-psychiatric) medical conditions:

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3) Eczema
4) Kerataconus
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07 Apr 2013, 4:15 pm

- Aspergers
- OCD
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Depression

Also, my psychiatrist thinks I probably have ADHD too, but my mom won't let me get diagnosed (probably because she's afraid he'll add another medication to the cocktail I already have to ingest every day).



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07 Apr 2013, 4:54 pm

- Selective Mutism
- Depression
- Eczema
- Asthma



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07 Apr 2013, 5:32 pm

-Neurofibromatosis type I
Has lots of weird symptoms including thing related to aspergers, ADHD, and aleximythia )
-ADHD
Though I think the correct diagnosis would be a combo of ADHD and Aspergers ( or possibly HFA )

I also think I have some level of depression, though I have no official diaognosis.



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07 Apr 2013, 6:40 pm

UDAspie13 wrote:
daydreamer84 wrote:
It's funny how so many people were diagnosed with 2 or more mutually exclusive disorders like PDD NOS and Asperger's or AS and a personality disorder ect. Also, Tyrion and I were officially diagnosed with a disorder that doesn't officially exist! -NVLD. Callista, you almost have a collection of all the disorders in the PDD category of the DSM IV TR (atleast you can say you were diagnosed with them all at one point). :) The only one you're missing is Childhood Dintegrative Disorder. They're changing it in a month, though, anyway. I guess it's a good argument for why they need to change it: they can't distinguish between the different PDD's. They really should add NVLD too.


I think it's more that their diagnosis was shifted from PDDNOS to autism or Asperger's upon further evaluation.


Actually Tyrion got both PDD NOS and AS diagnoses in the same report. I've heard of other people getting this too. Some doctors do this because they really believe the patient has X disorder but Y disorder which is really similar makes it easier to get particular services. In Callista's case I think you're right-it was them trying to figure out what disorder she has-she didn't get them all at once. Still I think it's funny that they went through the whole roster of PDD's with her. It's a good thing they're collapsing them all into one category, ASD, I think. I wasn't happy about the change at first but now I think it's for the best.



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07 Apr 2013, 6:48 pm

- Asperger's
- OCD
-Epilepsy (grew out of it)
-Gender Identity Disorder
-Major Depression
-Asthma
-ADHD
-Tourette's Syndrome



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07 Apr 2013, 7:20 pm

Depression: was correct.
Generalised anxiety: was correct, although the assumption that it was the primary issue was not.
Social phobia: was incorrect, and was removed.
Asperger's: was correct.


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07 Apr 2013, 7:22 pm

Autism
Hearing loss
Speech delay
Autistic behavior (Not sure if this was even a diagnoses)
Multi handicapped (not sure if this was even a diagnoses)
Communication disorder
Cluttering disorder
ADD
Dyspraxia
Sensory Integration dysfunction
Language processing disorder
OCD
Depression
Anxiety
Asperger's
Anorexia Nervosa
Autistic spectrum disorder (basically PDD-NOS before the AS label)

Labels from my mother:

PTSD (fancy label from her)
Adjustment disorder (another fancy label from her)
Eating disorder (which she happened to be correct)
PMS (fancy label)
Anorexia (fancy label)
Learning disability (not even sure if I was ever diagnosed with it professionally)
Addictive Personality (fancy label)


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08 Apr 2013, 2:35 am

Just Major Depression. That was a bad experience for me; I haven't been back for any additional diagonses since then. I don't trust therapists and I feel embarrassment needing help as I do.



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08 Apr 2013, 2:54 am

I'm assuming you mean just those things that you would find in the DSM...

Major Depression
Hypersomnia
Asperger's Syndrome



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08 Apr 2013, 3:45 pm

7 - Asperger's Syndrome
10 - PDD
19 - Adjustment Disorder
23 - Generalized Anxiety Disorder


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08 Apr 2013, 4:20 pm

Aspergers
Dyslexia
Dysgraphia
Dyscalula
Depression
ADHD



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08 Apr 2013, 4:32 pm

Just Asperger's/ASD when younger.

I am suspecting generalized anxiety disorder, but it could just be extreme obsessive personality about certain things that are important to me. I get often incapacitating anxiety over academics and over cleanliness/things not being in the right places. My upcoming assessment will tell for sure.


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08 Apr 2013, 10:31 pm

daydreamer84 wrote:
It's funny how so many people were diagnosed with 2 or more mutually exclusive disorders like PDD NOS and Asperger's or AS and a personality disorder ect. Also, Tyrion and I were officially diagnosed with a disorder that doesn't officially exist! -NVLD. Callista, you almost have a collection of all the disorders in the PDD category of the DSM IV TR (atleast you can say you were diagnosed with them all at one point). :) The only one you're missing is Childhood Dintegrative Disorder.
I know! It's like I'm trying to collect them like Pokemon or something. Now all I need is another clerical error to get CDD on my record, and I'll have the complete set!


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