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#362409 - 05/17/11 11:25 AM Re: What psych diagnosis have you been assigned? [Re: pufferfish]
pufferfish Offline
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Registered: 02/26/08
Posts: 6875
Loc: USA
I still have the PTSD. I still agonize over some of this and how the effects of the perps left treadmarks in my personality. I'm not in very much pain anymore (depression?).

Personality-wise I'm mostly OCD (or perfectionistic). I am highly analytical. I'm highly sensitive (music). I'm not very aggressive (!). I' slightly a hider = loner.

I have 2 wonderful adult daughters. They're happily married and each family has a little girl and a little boy.

The DIDNOS has receded to the point that I only have moody periods for the days of the week. For example: Saturdays I'm often depressed. Sundays I'm not. Mondays I'm not depressed but I tend to be withdrawn., etc.

I still tend to be withdrawn and somewhat reclusive but I play in about a half-dozen different music groups and eat lunch with friends often so I can't be terrible. I play horn in church weekly.

I have had an affliction of being unable to throw things away, especially papers. I have ancient receipts left by the Cro-magnon man smile. I think this is because I have had such a huge sense of loss from childhood.

I realize that an abusive childhood set me on life courses which would never have taken my own choosing. Whatever life might have been for me I know I experienced much less than it would have been. But the object is to not be depressed over this but to take what I've got and run with it.

Allen





Edited by pufferfish (05/17/11 12:36 PM)

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#362430 - 05/17/11 03:18 PM Re: What psych diagnosis have you been assigned? [Re: pufferfish]
Shadow+Walker Offline


Registered: 04/16/09
Posts: 287
Loc: desolate foggy nights, USA
PTSD, Dysthymia, ADD, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia (math learning disability) - Peanuts! Hot dogs! Cotton Candy! Oh sorry I was on a roll. smile
Peace,
Shadow+Walker

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#362435 - 05/17/11 05:38 PM Re: What psych diagnosis have you been assigned? [Re: Shadow+Walker]
petercorbett Offline
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Registered: 07/27/08
Posts: 2439
Loc: TEXAS
Howdy, my brothers.

As a boy around 10-14 years old I was taken to some sort of a clinic, i was separated from my "mom". I went with a nurse? Someone in a white coat. I was given things to do, all the while being talked to and whatever we said was recorded on a Dictaphone machine. Then i remember that i was taken into a dimly lit room, i was hooked up to a bunch of wires attached to my head and to some sort of a machine. I can't remember if i was asked questions or not. I never did find out what that was all about. But, i have always told myself that they surely had the wrong Corbett hooked up. It should have been my "mom."
That was around the 1949-1953 era. No high tech stuff then.

ADHD,DIDNOS,ADD, alcoholic (sober 34 yrs), extremely shy, a loner, lack social skills, lack of emotions/feelings for females. Lacked respect for authority, (that was a toughie for me in the military), but i learned fast to overcome it.

Tons, of emotions for males. Tell my son (39) & grandsons (10 & 11) in Germany via e-mail that i love them every day. Every time since their birth and they are in my presence, for the small boys, I'll get on my knees, I'll give them a hug & kiss & tell them that i love them. I have always told my son that maybe you boys could live with out your dad & grandpa. But your dad & grandpa couldn't live with out them..It almost came to pass in August '10.

But, i'm trying to change all that alphabet soup & labels to something else...SURVIVOR.

Heal well, my brothers, I love & respect you no matter what diagnosis you have. Just be YOU.

"I will take that lost boys hand, and I will lead him from the depths of darkness, into the sunshine, forever into eternity." As he is me.

Pete..Irishmoose.



Edited by petercorbett (05/17/11 05:39 PM)
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#362523 - 05/19/11 05:00 AM - [Re: petercorbett]
exhale Offline
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Registered: 08/12/10
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Edited by exhale (01/13/13 11:21 PM)

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#363437 - 06/02/11 02:04 AM Re: What psych diagnosis have you been assigned? [Re: exhale]
1lifenow Offline


Registered: 03/07/11
Posts: 408
Loc: west coast
Its not easy to know what is bs and what is worthwhile. The ADHD meds are amazing, i am actually getting things done with less distraction. Got off the depression meds, the plus minus on those didnt add up for me. You would think i have ocd by my garage but nope just junk in my head. People think i am arrogant and dismissive - nope just not all there. Scary smart but not a lick of common sense. I think it all stems from when my dad switched me from a lefty to a righty ( well not all of it), not sure there is a diagnosis for that. The fallout is i can now write with neither hand. Havent started the sex addiction councilling yet. Hope there is hope.



Edited by 1lifenow (07/01/11 06:53 PM)
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#363524 - 06/03/11 06:24 AM Re: What psych diagnosis have you been assigned? [Re: 1lifenow]
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Registered: 04/15/11
Posts: 124
Loc: Belgium
The T tried to make an aspergers diagnosis. To me it felt like just another form of blaming the victim, albeit well-intended. So next session I whipped out an alter with spontaneous, divergent thinking, very unlike the aspergers profile. Ever since he has kept his diagnoses to himself. grin

Sometimes it's amusing being a total nutcase. I need a smiling emoticon with a tear in the eye.


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#363574 - 06/04/11 01:10 AM Re: What psych diagnosis have you been assigned? [Re: well-intended]
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Registered: 12/19/07
Posts: 141
I've never seen what they diagnosed me with, but I'm betting that they gave me PTSD or at the very least a anxiety disorder... perhaps, Depression.

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#363649 - 06/05/11 04:11 PM Re: What psych diagnosis have you been assigned? [Re: Daniel-Peter]
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Registered: 03/08/11
Posts: 58
Loc: TX
i was going to just add a reply to this. but reading though what daniel-peter wrote- it's just too close to what i'd write-

"At 14, lived on streets with violence, death, drugs, alcohol, and crime all around me. Survived again and became Airbone Infantry soldier. When discharged, became Peace Officer. When crashed and burned was guarding inmate who turned out to be pedophile by his own admission--something snapped in me. I took three steps towards him with murder in my heart--I almost crossed the line...but something inside me stopped me. I called for backup and relief and pretty much lost my mind shortly thereafter.

Had been airborne infantry, so I began to hunt perp...fortunately for me, he died of other causes before I could doubletap him. Lost career, lots of triggers, number of suicide attempts (hate myself when angry, feel like loser, feel everyone looks down on me in disgust.) hypervigilance, total lack of trust, deep depression preceeded by feelings of impending doom, self-mutilation and self-sabotage, avoidance, flashbacks of not just that hell, but compunded by many more lifethreatening situations--docs say too many to unravel, night terrors, in and out of hosptial"

everything minus the armed forces and hospitalization.

that's fucked. i hate how i can read what so many of you write and see it in myself- not for me. but for you. i know how I feel and what I went through. and that so many of you do makes me want to fucking burn the world.

it's too much most of the time to think about- that there is some sort of predestined path when something like this happens to you as a boy.

what i was originally going to say, b/c i can say it here...

as a kid- conduct disorder, triad behavior, ADD

as an adult- depression, Bi-Polar, suicidal ideation, PTSD... there's more but fuck it.

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