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    For some context I am currently 17.
    For the last year or so I have had a "suspicion' that my emotional response, values and attitudes (amongst other things) and significantly different from the people I surround myself with.

    I considered the possibility I could have some form of personality disorders but since it never hindered me I never worried about it. Howvee recently it's been bugging me, I have been reading elsewhere and read they don't diagnose personality disorder until over 18 due to hormones playing a huge role, howeverr I do not know I found this is true,

    I have a doctors appoint tomorrow and was wondering if to something I should bring up or not, and if I should bring it how should I go about doing it, it seems a rather ridiculous thing to claim to doctor you have a personality disorder if you don't.
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    Hello!

    I was diagnosed with anakastic PD at the age of 18 in June 2015. I was the youngest PD patient in my area. I always knew I was different, my feelings and emotions quite strange, but I did not go to the GP thinking I had a PD, I thought I was just severely depressed.

    I'm 20 now, and my PD diagnosis changed in early 2016 to personality disorder not otherwise specified, although it spreads over 6 personality disorders. :/ My number has increased, and with it my chances of therapy have decreased.

    It is right that they don't tend to diagnose PDs in under 18s - unless it can be systematically proven that the symptoms of such a PD have been present in a child for 2 years or so. For adults to be diagnosed, symptoms must be present for over a year. There is argument that PDs shouldn't be diagnosed until over the age of 25 as our personalities etc are still developing.

    I've never came across someone going to the GP and enquiring about PDs; most PD sufferers go to the GP for other reasons such as depression, suicidal thoughts etc and then the PD 'comes out'.
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    For the record, it's probably not psychopathy, Machiavellianism, or narcissisism, as you put in the title.

    The general rule, is that if you are concerned that you are a psychopath, you likely are not. Psychopaths do not care/concern/consider for the opinions of others (they have no empathy to do so) and therefore would likely not be concerned with the matter of whether they are a psychopath or not.

    If you are worried about anything definitely discuss with your doctor though.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    For some context I am currently 17.
    For the last year or so I have had a "suspicion' that my emotional response, values and attitudes (amongst other things) and significantly different from the people I surround myself with.

    I considered the possibility I could have some form of personality disorders but since it never hindered me I never worried about it. Howvee recently it's been bugging me, I have been reading elsewhere and read they don't diagnose personality disorder until over 18 due to hormones playing a huge role, howeverr I do not know I found this is true,

    I have a doctors appoint tomorrow and was wondering if to something I should bring up or not, and if I should bring it how should I go about doing it, it seems a rather ridiculous thing to claim to doctor you have a personality disorder if you don't.
    Thanks for the response, however i was not planning on going to the GP for anything mental health related, just wondered if it was anything to bring up

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    For the record, it's probably not psychopathy, Machiavellianism, or narcissisism, as you put in the title.

    The general rule, is that if you are concerned that you are a psychopath, you likely are not. Psychopaths do not care/concern/consider for the opinions of others (they have no empathy to do so) and therefore would likely not be concerned with the matter of whether they are a psychopath or not.

    If you are worried about anything definitely discuss with your doctor though.
    Thanks for the response, i must add (if it is not in my post already) this is not a "concern" or a problem more along the lines of curiosity and unrelated to what people think, more clarification for myself.
 
 
 
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