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I Cannot Piece Together My Symptoms: What Do I Have?

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I have compiled a list of reoccurring symptoms that i have been experiencing and i wondering if anyone could help me piece them together to help understand what is wrong with me. i have been diagnosed with an eating disorder, generalized anxiety and depression but everything is getting worse and i have no clue what is wrong with me. I really don’t feel like it is just depression, and it’s starting to scare me.
– mentally and physically drained
– constantly crying
– paranoia
– hearing voices / sounds that aren’t there
– punching, breaking and trashing things / places
– physically giving way, forgetting how to stand etc
– minor memory loss
– screaming
– severe issue with pulling out my hair
– attempts of b/p
– starving self – issues regarding weight, image etc
panic attacks
– wanting to kill myself
– isolating self
– lack of socialization – not seeing friends
– convinced everyone hates me and that they are plotting against me etc
– self harm
– mood highs, which are scattered and don’t last long – include rambling words, doing thing i would not do normally, rushed thinking, lack of care for others
– deep lows – they come in stages
– severe headaches
– lack of concentration / motivation
– easily frustrated / angered
– need to isolate sensations – easily overwhelmed, needing to cover eyes etc
– lack of clarity
– zoning out
– forgetting what i am doing
– snapping at people
– lack of enjoyment
– inability of movements
– lack of care and self care
– bad headaches
– tight chest, most of time
– binge eating and then severally dropping in mood

Thank you for looking over these.

I Cannot Piece Together My Symptoms: What Do I Have?

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Unfortunately, diagnosis is not possible over the Internet. If your symptoms are worsening, it’s imperative that you speak to a mental health professional. The fact that you have received multiple diagnoses would suggest that you have involvement with mental health professionals. Report your symptoms to them.

There are two schools of thought about diagnosis. One is that identifying a correct diagnosis is necessary for determining treatment. Alternatively, some professionals believe that diagnosis is not an exact science and treating the symptoms is more important than determining an exact diagnosis. In your situation, gaining an exact diagnosis might not be as important as treating your symptoms. Once your symptoms have been stabilized, then you might explore diagnostic issues in more depth.

I hope that you are able to get the help that you desire. All of your symptoms are highly treatable. It may be that you have yet to find good treatment and that’s why you continue to experience ongoing symptoms. If you haven’t done so already, consult a mental health professional about your symptoms. If you feel that you might harm yourself, call 911 or go to the emergency room. They can prevent you from harming yourself. Please take care.

Dr. Kristina Randle

I Cannot Piece Together My Symptoms: What Do I Have?

Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW

Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW is a licensed psychotherapist and Assistant Professor of Social Work and Forensics with extensive experience in the field of mental health. She works in private practice with adults, adolescents and families. Kristina has worked in a large array of settings including community mental health, college counseling and university research centers.

APA Reference
Randle, K. (2018). I Cannot Piece Together My Symptoms: What Do I Have?. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 24, 2019, from https://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2016/11/24/i-cannot-piece-together-my-symptoms-what-do-i-have/
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