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How Do I Bring Up My Suspicions that I Have ASPD with My Shrink?

From England: I have done a lot of research into mental health/psychology/abnormal psychology.

I came across ASPD during this research and upon delving further I realised a lot of the criteria fits me, it actually would make a lot of my life make sense.

But how do I bring up this suspicion with my psychologist without being brushed off as another “self-diagnoser”?

I also believe there is evidence of ODD throughout my teens from roughly 12 up until around 14 where there was a break until I was 16.

How Do I Bring Up My Suspicions that I Have ASPD with My Shrink?

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I admire your courage in reaching out. One way to understand your reluctance is that if you are right—that you have Antisocial Personality Disorder—then not trusting others, like not trusting that your therapist would understand you, would make perfect sense. You’ve come this far and, if you are looking to help yourself, then the process of telling your therapist will already start the ball rolling.

Thanks for trusting us with your question, and I hope you will be able to follow through in talking to your therapist about your insight. Here is some more information on ASPD.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral

How Do I Bring Up My Suspicions that I Have ASPD with My Shrink?

Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: http://www.dare2behappy.com/. He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

APA Reference
Tomasulo, D. (2018). How Do I Bring Up My Suspicions that I Have ASPD with My Shrink?. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 16, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2018/09/06/how-do-i-bring-up-my-suspicions-that-i-have-aspd-with-my-shrink/

 

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