Mental Health Labels – Gotta Catch’em All!!!

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Sometimes I feel like mental health disorders are like Pokemon: Gotta catch’em all!!!

Is there a point where collecting mental health labels gets ridiculous and almost humorous? Sometimes I wonder if all the stuff that has been ascribed to me is really wrong with me, and if it is – is it actually just one thing with many different facets?

Here are the mental health diagnoses I have collected to this day (that I know of and can remember):

PDD-NOS (high-functioning autism)
Asperger’s Syndrome (a slightly different form of high-functioning autism lol)
Bipolar Type 2
Major Depressive Disorder
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Social Anxiety Disorder
Avoidant Personality Disorder
Complex PTSD
OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
Phobias
Cyclothymia
Adjustment Disorder
SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)
Dysthymia
Somatic Disorder
Attachment Disorder

I may be leaving some out or have ones I don’t even know I have in my medical record, but am I getting close to winning this odd, mentally ill game of Pokemon Go yet? I CHOOSE YOU!…

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28 thoughts on “Mental Health Labels – Gotta Catch’em All!!!

  1. We all have PTSD( all families are dysfunctional) in some way. I have anxiety disorder and do not like crowds, phobias. Do not let People label you. We function despite these. And you function well.:)

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  2. I had a bunch of labels slapped on me too. In the long ago past I decided to ignore them! I mean, really, could I be all that and still be here? Nah, it’s okay…we’re good. Keep your chin up lovey, it’s all right.

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  3. I see it as, we need labels in order to be able to communicate on the same page. When I say cold, you know what I mean. When I say sad, you know what I mean. When I say coffee, you know what I mean. It’s important to be able to clearly understand each other. We also label ourselves, sometimes without knowing it. You’re getting ready to go out, look in the mirror, and think, “I look pretty,” or “I look thin,” or whatever… We don’t have to consider labels as good or bad. I just consider them ways to describe in order to understand each other, and what is going on with us, others and the world around us.

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