Severe mental illness Watch

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Started a thread yesterday but it seems to have disappeared... I'm filling a form and it's asked me if I have severe mental health problems and have no idea if my own issues fall under the banner of "serious psychiatric illness", so what particular disorders would they be on about?
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Anonymous #2
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What is it you have been diagnosed with?
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It's not the disorder itself but how it affects you. For example, some people have mild depression and some have a more severe case.
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Anonymous #1
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What is it you have been diagnosed with?
Misophonia (selective sound sensitivity syndrome)... my actual diagnosis is obsessive-compulsive disorder/OCD, but I'm certain it's misophonia, only that it's a rarely diagnosed condition so getting a diagnosis outside Amsterdam/possibly certain parts of the US is very difficult, if not impossible. OCD, in other words...
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Misophonia (selective sound sensitivity syndrome)... my actual diagnosis is obsessive-compulsive disorder/OCD, but I'm certain it's misophonia, only that it's a rarely diagnosed condition so getting a diagnosis outside Amsterdam/possibly certain parts of the US is very difficult, if not impossible. OCD, in other words...
I'm not entirely sure but I know that Bipolar, Schizophrenia and Major Depressive disorder are all classed as SMI generally I think it depends how it affects you, for example if you're housebound due to OCD that'd probably be SMI by the sounds of things you're functioning quite well so I wouldn't say it is a SMI tbh.
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Hi OP,

I have very severe OCD (have spent 3 months hospitalized and over a year almost housebound with it) and moderate unipolar Depression and while you can refer to them as 'mental disorders' and even 'severe mental disorders', they are not grouped under the label 'Serious Mental Illness' (SMI) which is a very specific term used to refer to conditions that involve Psychosis (Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Schizoaffective disorder [and sometimes very severe/psychotic major depression]).

I'm not sure if 'Severe Psychiatric Illness' is the same as SMI or not, if so then OCD wouldn't be classed as this. If you are very severely affected by OCD then you could just briefly describe your condition maybe.

I think possibly the reason for your OCD diagnosis is that one form of OCD is Sensorimotor OCD; sufferers typically are hypersensitive to a normal bodily process or sense (so this could be breathing, swallowing, hearing).
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(Original post by Katy100)
Hi OP,

I have very severe OCD (have spent 3 months hospitalized and over a year almost housebound with it) and moderate unipolar Depression and while you can refer to them as 'mental disorders' and even 'severe mental disorders', they are not grouped under the label 'Serious Mental Illness' (SMI) which is a very specific term used to refer to conditions that involve Psychosis (Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Schizoaffective disorder [and sometimes very severe/psychotic major depression]).

I'm not sure if 'Severe Psychiatric Illness' is the same as SMI or not, if so then OCD wouldn't be classed as this. If you are very severely affected by OCD then you could just briefly describe your condition maybe.

I think possibly the reason for your OCD diagnosis is that one form of OCD is Sensorimotor OCD; sufferers typically are hypersensitive to a normal bodily process or sense (so this could be breathing, swallowing, hearing).
That last part is really interesting where did you learn about that- the sensorimotor OCD??
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