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    I am in my first year at uni and I have been struggling with a mental disorder for my whole life. Long story short, I don't ever feel like myself with people and don't bond with people properly, I only feel normal with my family. I have looked around online for 6 years and think the closest I have is Avodiant Personality Disorder (AVPD) but looking on youtube logs and forums what all the people say doesn't really describe me.

    Okay so I got counselling at my uni for 6 sessions and that didn't really help much. I asked the counsellor how to get diagnosed and she said I need to see a psychiatrist which will cost money. A month before uni I tried to get diagnosed via GP but she obviously wasn't qualified enough for MH issues.

    I believe I can talk to a GP at uni and they can refer me to a professional if I seem serious enough, but the GP before uni didn't believe what I was saying because I didn't prepare what to say. I need to get diagnosed since I am starting to lose track at uni and literally beginning to go insane.
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    I am in my first year at uni and I have been struggling with a mental disorder for my whole life. Long story short, I don't ever feel like myself with people and don't bond with people properly, I only feel normal with my family. I have looked around online for 6 years and think the closest I have is Avodiant Personality Disorder (AVPD) but looking on youtube logs and forums what all the people say doesn't really describe me.

    Okay so I got counselling at my uni for 6 sessions and that didn't really help much. I asked the counsellor how to get diagnosed and she said I need to see a psychiatrist which will cost money. A month before uni I tried to get diagnosed via GP but she obviously wasn't qualified enough for MH issues.

    I believe I can talk to a GP at uni and they can refer me to a professional if I seem serious enough, but the GP before uni didn't believe what I was saying because I didn't prepare what to say. I need to get diagnosed since I am starting to lose track at uni and literally beginning to go insane.
    Write down your symptoms and experiences in life that are causing you issues. GPs are big fans of having things written down on paper. When they have it laid out it's sometimes more obvious that it's causing you distress, as well as being obvious that the issues have been a life-long thing. This should get you referred to the mental health team at least. They usually assess you and decide whether you should be referred to a psychiatrist or another branch of the mental health services. It can be hard to get to see the people you need to see, but do persist because a diagnosis can be gold. If they try to just give you something like CBT try and query it by saying that you feel you need to be assessed in depth and not just given talking therapy.
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    Why do you need a diagnosis to get help? Surely your uni can help you just under the umbrella term of mental health problems?
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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    Why do you need a diagnosis to get help? Surely your uni can help you just under the umbrella term of mental health problems?
    I need it to help me. To understand me. I feel like an alien and I don't understand what's wrong with me. I definitely need to know whats up with me so I can get proper help not just generalised help which I already got in the from of counselling.
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    (Original post by mscaffrey)
    Write down your symptoms and experiences in life that are causing you issues. GPs are big fans of having things written down on paper. When they have it laid out it's sometimes more obvious that it's causing you distress, as well as being obvious that the issues have been a life-long thing. This should get you referred to the mental health team at least. They usually assess you and decide whether you should be referred to a psychiatrist or another branch of the mental health services. It can be hard to get to see the people you need to see, but do persist because a diagnosis can be gold. If they try to just give you something like CBT try and query it by saying that you feel you need to be assessed in depth and not just given talking therapy.
    Hmm yes I luckily already have a list of what's wrong with me so i guess I will make an appointment with a GP right away. Thank you .
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I am in my first year at uni and I have been struggling with a mental disorder for my whole life. Long story short, I don't ever feel like myself with people and don't bond with people properly, I only feel normal with my family. I have looked around online for 6 years and think the closest I have is Avodiant Personality Disorder (AVPD) but looking on youtube logs and forums what all the people say doesn't really describe me.

    Okay so I got counselling at my uni for 6 sessions and that didn't really help much. I asked the counsellor how to get diagnosed and she said I need to see a psychiatrist which will cost money. A month before uni I tried to get diagnosed via GP but she obviously wasn't qualified enough for MH issues.

    I believe I can talk to a GP at uni and they can refer me to a professional if I seem serious enough, but the GP before uni didn't believe what I was saying because I didn't prepare what to say. I need to get diagnosed since I am starting to lose track at uni and literally beginning to go insane.
    Try not to focus on getting a diagnosis specifically, rather focus on the treatment. Maybe CBT would be a good next step if you feel you have some of the issues that are common with AVPD. Honestly, the treatment will help you much more than being labelled with an illness. Hopefully your GP can refer you to a therapist. There is also medication that could help with anxious feelings. If neither of those work your GP could refer you to a mental health team where you may see a psychiatrist, who could look at a diagnosis if needed.


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