It’s very difficult to answer the question about your diagnosis and why your doctor won’t give you a straight answer about changing your diagnosis. Those questions would be best answered by the professionals treating your case. I can only speculate, but perhaps they haven’t changed your diagnosis because they don’t see it as important or they don’t think a diagnosis change is warranted. Perhaps it’s an insurance-related issue. There could be other reasons as well.
Typically, I discourage people from focusing on a diagnosis. That’s because receiving a diagnosis is not always very helpful. This is especially true because mental health diagnosis is not an exact science. There are studies that show that two people can have the same set of symptoms yet receive different diagnoses from different mental health professionals.
You can try speaking to your doctor again and explaining your reasoning behind your inquiry. Perhaps then he or she may be more forthcoming about why they haven’t changed your diagnosis. You may also want to consider seeking a second opinion. It might help to clarify your diagnosis. Please take care.
Dr. Kristina Randle