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My mom thinks im depressed, and I might be. - July 5th 2010, 01:22 AM

Recently, my mom has been thinking that I'm depressed.
The way she's been treating me, and my self-esteem problems may be causing this to be true. What should I do? I have MPD as well, this may be it, too.


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Re: My mom thinks im depressed, and I might be. - July 5th 2010, 01:50 AM

MPD? Elaborate?


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Re: My mom thinks im depressed, and I might be. - July 5th 2010, 02:28 AM

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Multiple personality disorder aka dissociative identity disorder (DID) I am guessing?

Maybe you don't have clinical depression but depression can really be defined as any state of mind that was brought on by sad, hopeless thoughts. In any case, being depressed is hard for a person. If you are experiencing feelings of intense sadness, hopelessness, helplessness then you may have depression. You should probably get the opinion of a medical professional (maybe the same person who diagnosed you before) and see what he or she would recommend as far as treatment goes
   
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Re: My mom thinks im depressed, and I might be. - July 5th 2010, 02:44 AM

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Multiple personality disorder aka dissociative identity disorder (DID) I am guessing?
Yeah, I don't know, thats normally not diagnosed in 13-year-olds. Not only that, but Depression would've already been diagnosed if that were the case.


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Re: My mom thinks im depressed, and I might be. - July 5th 2010, 03:52 AM

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Yeah, I don't know, thats normally not diagnosed in 13-year-olds. Not only that, but Depression would've already been diagnosed if that were the case.
^ This.

Honestly, I'd visit another psychiatrist or speak to another doctor. At thirteen, any psychiatrist who will diagnose something as serious as MPD is a quack who needs to go back and re-obtain their degree. Also, if MPD were diagnosed, I imagine depression definitely would have been. I would honestly see another psychiatrist and get a second opinion.

If you're self-diagnosed... Well, no one should practise self-diagnosis. Not only does it cause you to act in a certain way (whether consciously or not, many people will begin to mold themselves to fit their self-diagnosis) but it's often inaccurate, simply because you can't base a diagnosis on what you find online. There's criteria on top of criteria, and put simply, unless you're trained and have gone to school to understand it... You shouldn't be labelling anyone, let alone yourself, with a diagnosis.

In any case, I would go see a doctor about your concerns and speak to them about the possibility of depression. And if this doctor would be the same one who diagnosed you with MPD, ask for a referral and see someone with a second opinion. I'm not doubting that there's an issue you might need guidance in dealing with, but I do doubt any professional who can miss depression but not MPD.
   
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Re: My mom thinks im depressed, and I might be. - July 5th 2010, 09:31 AM

It's not quite self-diagnosis, but everyone diagnosis. My aunt has MPD, and my grandmother and parents both think I have it. And my friends say that I might(i know, not the best way to go, but i trust them). Everyone I come in contact with immediately believes that I have it.


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Re: My mom thinks im depressed, and I might be. - July 5th 2010, 07:10 PM

I don't see how MPD is something you can immediately believe someone has. My mother has a client with MPD and it's not something you'd guess without getting to know her. But none of this is my place to judge, though I disagree with even "everyone's diagnosis." Everyone thought I had Borderline Personality Disorder, and though I exhibit symptoms of it, it turns out it's not BPD and that everyone was wrong. I can understand the concern if someone in your family has it, but honestly, I wouldn't trust the advice of anyone who's not a medical doctor, because as I said, they're trained to understand the criteria. So I would speak to your mother about seeing a psychiatrist who can help you with your concerns. If she believes you have MPD and depression , I imagine she'd be willing to take you see someone for it.
   
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