Had a worker out who said I was using phrases like ‘intrusive thoughts’ and ‘socially withdrawn’ too much. Didn’t really know what that was supposed to mean. I asked her straight out if she thought I was faking it by using medical terms. She quickly backtracked and said ‘no clearly not’.
To my knowledge she hasn’t had any formal psychiatry training (not a degree in nursing anyway). Was a bit pissed off with her. I told her that when you have been living with this for the best part of two decades you get to be knowledgable about stuff.
Don’t think I will be seeing her again.