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Schizotypal Personality Disorder? Wrong Diagnosis?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 9, 2007
  • 09:56 PM

Today I went to the doctor and he said I had schizotypal personality disorder. With a dash of OCD and perhaps a math learning disability. :/ Anyway, my roommate and I have felt that I have had Asperger's Syndrome (well he said I had it before I found out what it was). Anyway I think he's probably wrong. But he is a trained professional and he even said that it definitely wasn't Asperger's Syndrome.

I live in a small town so that could be reason for misdiagnosis (if he was a good doctor he'd be practicing in a larger city)

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  • Hey- Psychiatry is a scam. There many other fields of study which are willing to explain and treat your symptoms without the mind bending psychotropics.Remember, there are no success stories in Psychiatry. Not even the guy from the "Beautiful Mind" got cured with drugs. He actually opted out of the drugs.http://www.breggin.org/No matter what your symptoms are, it can be reversed. Allergies, toxic overload, nutritional deficiencies, organ inflammation (that doctors can't detect), and other physiological disorders are behind whatever is that is happening to you.Not even "panic attacks" are real. I have not met a single person with panic attacks who actually drinks water instead of diet pop. Or a person in an organic diet having panic attacks.There is a huge link between junk food and criminality.Have you ever heard of killers who get "extremely thirsty" after killing their victims? Yeah- it happens all the time.There is so much to learn. Check the bookstore, read lots of books on alternative medicine, organic diets, diet by blood type, Oriental Medicine, etc.Best.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 9, 2007
    • 10:11 PM
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  • Information on Asperger's Syndrome and Diagnosis is Here:http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?t=9369I would try Yale University first because Asperger's and NLD(Non verbal Learning Disorder) can easily be misdiagnosed by local non university doctors.Ariana
    Pearl_Clover 4 Replies
    • February 9, 2007
    • 10:21 PM
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  • is this really the case?that good doctors tend to avoid small towns in the u.s.? i would need to know more before i could advise in any way......and perhaps not then!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 9, 2007
    • 11:50 PM
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  • Well it's more the fact that there are only 17,000 ppl here and in a larger town there would be more than one doctor. All he did was ask me a bunch of questions, questions I felt that were directed by him to get the result that he wanted.It seems to be the case. I'm currently a college student and my hometown was about 2,000 people. I have always found social situations difficult and usually avoided them. I hated the feelings I got around other people. I was tested as 'gifted' in my school. I was involved in quite a few extracurricular activities but I was only in them to get to travel on state trip competitions. I've always had a close nit group of friends that would change where I was (for instance my really close HS friend I barely keep in contact with). I never went out socially until college (and even then I felt forced into it). I have experienced Hallucinations and paranoia - but sometimes Asperger's does have some psychosis associated with it (according to this site). It's definitely not a primary symptom - though I would say I can get disconnected from reality a tad but I never lose grip with reality.My main issues at the moment tend to deal with eye contact, timing, and appropriateness. I often say things that I don't know are offensive until someone says what I said was offensive. I tend to avoid compassion and in the past it has often lead me to confusion or anger.I'm definitely not totally paranoid - people do love me. I just get paranoid when someone lies to me and I find out. I always question whether it was intentional or whether they honestly forgot.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 10, 2007
    • 00:18 AM
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  • "to fly from,need not be to hate mankind ,all are not fit with them to stir and toil."..........see "childe harolds pilgrimage "by the lord byron .i think it is in the "lake leman"sequence.but as a gifted student you will obviously be familiar with that.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 12, 2007
    • 04:47 PM
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  • Some great advice has already been offered (not), but as somebody who worked in psychiatric services for 6 years, I can tell you that I don't pretend to know it all, but you WILL need to see somebody who knows what they're talking about in terms of diagnosis.Also, like all doctors, psychiatrists have their own special areas of interest and expertise.From my experience, it's quite common for Aspergers to be diagnosed in young adulthood because it wasn't picked up in childhood.It's also surprisingly common for diagnoses to vary from practitioner to practitioner; and co-exist, as you have been told.There are specific tests for Aspergers syndrome that psychiatrists and psychologists can undertake - it may well be worth your while to ask if they will test you if you feel you have been misdiagnosed?It's pretty important, as labels stick on your file and have a huge impact as I'm sure you know only too well.Good luck!;)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 12, 2007
    • 07:17 PM
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  • Did you know, in many cases, Asperger's has been linked to food allergies and intolerences? They call it "autism spectrum" because the variation of severity is so wide that no one condition could explain the entire class of related issues. One of the classifications is that the condition creates serious functional impairment - this is hard to convince someone of, especially if you are intelligent and have been dealing with it for so long that you have built your adaptive mechanisms to hide the fact that it makes you struggle to just be "normal."
    Azaral 152 Replies
    • February 12, 2007
    • 08:17 PM
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  • I you're really concerned then get second opinion. you should put your mind at ease.
    jo_safeforever 6 Replies Flag this Response
  • Today I went to the doctor and he said I had schizotypal personality disorder. With a dash of OCD and perhaps a math learning disability. :/ Anyway, my roommate and I have felt that I have had Asperger's Syndrome (well he said I had it before I found out what it was). Anyway I think he's probably wrong. But he is a trained professional and he even said that it definitely wasn't Asperger's Syndrome.I live in a small town so that could be reason for misdiagnosis (if he was a good doctor he'd be practicing in a larger city)If you have a mathematics disability, or if you are poor at the subject, it does shed some doubt as to you having Asperger's Syndrome. I think that your notion that if a physician practices in a small town, he or she lacks proficiency might suggest convoluted thinking and suggest a thought disorder; however, this might indicate a prejudice towards small town like. Seek a second opinion from a mental health practitioner.
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