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Misdiagnosis

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 20, 2009
  • 02:16 AM

I have been misdiagnosed with different psychiatric disorders through the years because of my overly intrusive family members input (who are not psychiatrists themselves). I have had several electroconvulsive shock treatments, been on the wrong medication, etc.... and it has cost me a lot of money (for over 20 years or so). I do have depression but some of the treatments I have been on have been incorrect. I am glad that now at 47 years of age, in 2009 psychiatric patient's have additional rights and there is better psychiatric medication. I hope that the general public is able to buy those medications because they work. I am on a lot less (I still need some psychiatric medication) and have found because of a slow metabolism and an overload of stress, I do very well with over the counter steroids and a small amount of psychiatric medication.

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  • I have been misdiagnosed with different psychiatric disorders through the years because of my overly intrusive family members input (who are not psychiatrists themselves). I have had several electroconvulsive shock treatments, been on the wrong medication, etc.... and it has cost me a lot of money (for over 20 years or so). I do have depression but some of the treatments I have been on have been incorrect. I am glad that now at 47 years of age, in 2009 psychiatric patient's have additional rights and there is better psychiatric medication. I hope that the general public is able to buy those medications because they work. I am on a lot less (I still need some psychiatric medication) and have found because of a slow metabolism and an overload of stress, I do very well with over the counter steroids and a small amount of psychiatric medication. Happy to hear that you've gotten the right diagnosis... Shock treatments were next on my list but I opted for hormones and they worked temporarily. We'e the same age and I'm strugging to get someone to listen and get the right help...it feels like a bad dream...except I'm no waking up! Good luck to you!
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    • November 30, 2009
    • 08:55 AM
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