I hated my first psychiatrist, I thought she was wrong to dx schizophrenia and if she was right I thought something else was going on that needed to be treated too … however psychiatry isn’t an exact science it often times takes time to arrive to the real diagnosis because it becomes more clear and they get a clearer pic as time goes by… i wish i wasn’t so focused on getting the right dx its so important to focus on getting help for symptoms… if they now say anxiety it may or may not be the case … hopefully I can try the treatment to see… i feel sceptical though because I know I had psychosis but we see
I don’t really like my current pdoc, but they are hard to come by here. We don’t talk much. I talk more with my therapist once a week than I do my pdoc. I mainly have to see him about meds, but next year I may need to get a letter from him stating I can live independently for the senior citizen apartment building I’m thinking of moving to.
Now that I’ve made it clear to my pdoc that I suffer with negative symptoms, maybe she will rediagnose me with schizoaffective disorder.
What’s your current diagnosis?
You’re not taking any meds for psychosis?
Bipolar doesn’t have psychosis, right?
I’m taking Risperdal for psychosis.
People with bipolar disorder can experience psychosis.
My psychotic episodes are intense.
The psychiatric hospital and my last psychiatrist and therapist diagnosed me with schizoaffective disorder.
I didn’t really care too much for my first Psychiatrist either. I remember she was like 7 months pregnant and she said I was fixated on her pregnancy because I myself wanted to get pregnant. I was really young and did not ever want to have kids. So I felt she made it about her. She diagnosed me with generalized anxiety disorder. She never picked up on the bipolar or sza at all.