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    I fit near enough all the symptoms, reading them out is like reading a description of my personality. I have felt like this for some time but now I feel like it is starting to stop me from going out and doing stuff, as well as not caring much at all for friends and certain family members, I feel like I should ask for help, however I feel like that there is little that someone could do to help me, because I would struggle to engage in any therapy. Also, medication is completely out of the question, God only knows what poison they would be giving to me.

    Any advice would be great, thanks.
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    I fit near enough all the symptoms, reading them out is like reading a description of my personality. I have felt like this for some time but now I feel like it is starting to stop me from going out and doing stuff, as well as not caring much at all for friends and certain family members, I feel like I should ask for help, however I feel like that there is little that someone could do to help me, because I would struggle to engage in any therapy. Also, medication is completely out of the question, God only knows what poison they would be giving to me.

    Any advice would be great, thanks.
    Personality disorders can be difficult to diagnose, so it is obviously inherently difficult (I would say impossible) to diagnose ourselves with one.

    I would advise seeking help or support from a professional if you feel the symptoms are affecting you negatively. You don't have to take the help they offer you if you do not agree with it. It may not be a pd, it could possibly be something else. It may not even be appropriate to diagnose a mental health difficulty.


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    The problem with diagnosing personality disorders is that most of the symptoms can sound exactly like normal personality traits, so anyone reading a list of them will think "this sounds exactly like me!". Definitely speak to your doctor though, try to get a referral as you'll need an actual psychiatrist to diagnose you, and you need to be over 18.

    Also R.E. meds - generally medication is prescribed for any co-morbid disorders such as depression and OCD rather than the personality disorder itself - PD's are notoriously difficult to treat and often medication doesn't help as they're not caused by chemical imbalances.
 
 
 
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