How Does A Person Become Diagnosed With Mental Health Problems?

Such as:
Bipolar Disorder (Manic-Depressive Illness)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD, ADD)
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Eating Disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia)
Borderline Personality Disorder

I have never been brought to any other doctor besides the physical illness family doctors which means that I have never had a counselor/psychiatrist/mental-illness doctor before. I’ve never been tested for any mental illness or diagnosed with any mental problems before either. Although I have been suggested to see a counselor before, but never took that thought into consideration.

Does that mean that I have no mental illness at all? I’ve took a few surveys and did tons of research on mental illnesses and found a lot of the symptoms similar to what I feel/endure (illnesses above). But I’m not sure if I do have those mental problems, I don’t really want to go to the doctor and be diagnosed with ANY disorders or else my record may seem corrupted (based on what I have on it so far)..

What do I do?

ADHD And Mental Health Problems

To answer your query, try to read about mental health cases for that might shed some light to your understanding. You might just be lacking in sleep or have a lot of troubles at work, school, or family. You might need some time off from what you’re doing if you’re burnout. Don’t visit a psychiatrist yet because you might not have ADHD. Don’t be shy to ask your friends or relatives for opinion about your mental health or situation, they will gladly help you. For additional information, read the articles in the links below.

ADHD And Mental Health Problems

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – National Institute of Mental …
To be informed is one of the finest tool that you have against having mental illness. It is also the best tool to cure yourself out of anxiety and depression. This article will give you lots of great ideas about is ADHD a mental illness or a learning disability, is ADHD considered a mental illness, and is ADHD a psychological disorder.

ADHD And Mental Health ProblemsAttention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – National Institute of Mental … ADHD begins in a person’s childhood and it can continue and become worst if appropriate attention or cure won’t be given.

NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness | ADHD
Learn a lot about what causes ADHD and is ADHD a behavioral disorder. There are lots of helpful information that will relieve you from anxiety and stress in regards to your situation.

For additional information about ADHD and mental illness, read these fine write-ups from Mental Health Canada and Psychology Today.

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  • mikeypugs0134 March 5, 2009, 9:37 am

    Well this is how I found out, and my family. I have been abused and tormented my whole life. Lost my best friend to suicide, don't know my real father, and lost the best of brothers over seas in the military. I found out I was Mentally Ill when I snapped!!!

    I started to shake and cry, and I could not stop. I picked up the phone and I couldn't hold it. I managed to press 911 while it laid on the floor. I curled up in a ball, and the next thing I remember I was in the psych ward of the local hospital.

    After hours of questions, and blood tests, and brain scans… I was diagnosed with Bipolar and Severe Anxiety Disorder.

    If you really want to know if you are yourself perhaps…. Make yourself an appointment with a psychiatrist. Not a psychologist. A psychiatrist is a doctor with psychology expertise. They will run you through a battery of tests and give you their honest opinion.

    I found out the day I lost my stuff. No man has a break down like that. Sure everyone cries… but to answer your question in full honesty: YOU WILL KNOW IF YOU NEED HELP!!! IF I WAS YOU I WOULD SET-UP AN APPOINTMENT BUDDY.

    P.S. I also started to cut myself with a knife. Not to mention 2 overdoses. That gives you an idea of a mentally ill person.

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