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Posted 7/8/16

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sounds expensive


I actually found a therapist that accepts my insurance. $20 a visit isn't bad.
Maybe in the future, but I don't think I have the self-discipline to visit a therapist every week/month. I can't imagine having to see my pcp ever week
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My anxiety and rigid routines made it very difficult for me to go. I only did because I found a clinic nearby and I could schedule my appointment online.

Online scheduling. They should definitely have more of that. A lot of people with anxiety can't stand phone calls.



They don't even have a receptionist, just a tablet thing I check into. It's nice.


3 days old but that sounds amazing, how I would prefer dealing with all things in life. Phones are almost worse then meeting in real life, getting myself to press the call button is an anxiety inducing task. Dealing with that every time I want to schedule is really annoying. Worth investigating. ^^
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3 days old but that sounds amazing, how I would prefer dealing with all things in life. Phones are almost worse then meeting in real life, getting myself to press the call button is an anxiety inducing task. Dealing with that every time I want to schedule is really annoying. Worth investigating. ^^


Yeah, it's the only reason I made my move. They had online scheduling. Heck, I put in my billing information online so when I check in for my appointment on the tablet it just takes the money straight out of my account. It's the most anxiety friendly thing I've ever run across.

If I had to place a phone call it be one of those 'eh, maybe when I feel like it but never do' things.

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physical Therapy until I was 18 for my cerebral palsy. Haven't been to one since.
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Forced into it since I was 7, medicated since I was 7. Stopped between 17-20. On an antidepressant now.

When I was 10 parents split and wanted me to see therapy to know it was not my fault. I never did think it was but after two years of being repeatedly told it wasn't my fault I thought lmao maybe it is but quickly dismissed that. It was their problems not mine. I've long lost count of the number of therapist's I've been to and for the first 4 years I would only sit in silence during the meetings. They've tried diagnosing for over a decade then come back and say i have none of those things. I'm probably partly to blame though as I've seen some ridiculous answers to some questions that I just couldn't resist circling.

As a babe I was told I have some sensory disorder and one of the things they did was put me in some group hearing therapy that everyone wore these headphones in and played just awful music. I remember I hated that a lot.

Recently I've been told I am autistic but eh. One of them told my dad I'm not dyslexic which is one of the few things I'm gonna say I definitely am. I spent many hours till 1 am with my mom in pre-k to second grade going over letters I would want to write upside down, backwords etc.
The fact that I can read now and even like books is the product of that and a childhood friend with basically a library for a room.

On account of the fact I have an interview today and am constantly thinking of how to phone in I won't go I'd say I have anxiety but catch me anytime I'm not feeling the brunt of it and I will deny I have any anxiety at all.

I could recount my childhood over and over but it's not worth the time it takes.

Therapy was never and still is not helpful for me but I know a fair amount of people it helped to significantly improve their life so to anyone it helps I say more power to them.
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I have, for various reasons (Depression, Counselling, etc). Each time it has proven to be very effective and helpful in my case. I'm not embarrassed, although I was shy about it at first. But I decided that if my experience can be helpful to someone else in some way, it's worth sharing.
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It really seems we have an ongoing trend of therapy not being particularly helpful when it's forced upon people. I wouldn't blame anyone with being annoyed when having to go.

You can read the diagnostic criteria for ASD here:
http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/hcp-dsm.html

If you're reading through and it doesn't match up I wouldn't concern yourself with people that say you're possibly autistic.

Usually with anxiety there's physical symptoms associated. Shaking hands, feeling of nausea, fidgeting behavior, sleep troubles, restlessness, muscle aches, stuttering, cold feet and hands, etc. Being nervous is normal, an anxiety disorder is considered when it becomes excessive and persistent.

I find it helps to write down what you want to say.

Dyslexia seems like a real pain in the ass.

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I have not gone to therapy, although I felt like I should have. I tend to try to resolve everything on my own which is a lot harder. I dont think theres anything wrong with going to therapy, they may provide more help to the individual compared to friends, family etc.
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It really seems we have an ongoing trend of therapy not being particularly helpful when it's forced upon people. I wouldn't blame anyone with being annoyed when having to go.

You can read the diagnostic criteria for ASD here:
http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/hcp-dsm.html

If you're reading through and it doesn't match up I wouldn't concern yourself with people that say you're possibly autistic.

Usually with anxiety there's physical symptoms associated. Shaking hands, feeling of nausea, fidgeting behavior, sleep troubles, restlessness, muscle aches, stuttering, cold feet and hands, etc. Being nervous is normal, an anxiety disorder is considered when it becomes excessive and persistent.

I find it helps to write down what you want to say.

Dyslexia seems like a real pain in the ass.



If you don't want help from therapy you aren't gonna get it. It's a two way street. It was very annoying for me but the way I looked at it was it helped my parents more than me. If they were throwing money at something to fix me it helped ease their conscious.

Oh, I don't doubt I'm autistic. I'm just sick of the labels. I've always known I had problems, having an umbrella word that a lot of those things fall under doesn't really do anything for me :/

Yes, I do have an anxiety disorder but it has gotten better lately. I used to have panic attacks in high school a lot but I've been doing well in quelling them before they really kick in the past few years.Though sleepless nights can still be a problem whenever I have something even remotely important to do the next day. Simply dislike saying I have it.

My dyslexia isn't that bad at all anymore because of the countless hours I spent when I was rather young working on it so psychiatrists who see me now don't believe I have it. It' only when I am REALLY tired that I start seeing messed up letters nowadays. Just annoys me that now my dad thinks I never had it in spite of the years I struggled with it. What was all that then dad? It was the reason I got pulled out of public school so I just loathe it. I remember being told as soon as I could read I could return to the school I was going to so I worked my tiny ass off. Never did get to go back. C'est la vie.



Posted 7/12/16
If it weren't for the stigma attached to it more people would invest in it. I went for depression, it helps put matters in perspective and sort it all out, now if the therapist-patient relationship is good, if it isn't its not going to help out much. It takes backbone to go b/c you're admitting you need help, and you're putting your trust in a stranger albeit professional stranger to help you. And you have to be honest with them, too.
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If you don't want help from therapy you aren't gonna get it. It's a two way street. It was very annoying for me but the way I looked at it was it helped my parents more than me. If they were throwing money at something to fix me it helped ease their conscious.

Oh, I don't doubt I'm autistic. I'm just sick of the labels. I've always known I had problems, having an umbrella word that a lot of those things fall under doesn't really do anything for me :/

Yes, I do have an anxiety disorder but it has gotten better lately. I used to have panic attacks in high school a lot but I've been doing well in quelling them before they really kick in the past few years.Though sleepless nights can still be a problem whenever I have something even remotely important to do the next day. Simply dislike saying I have it.

My dyslexia isn't that bad at all anymore because of the countless hours I spent when I was rather young working on it so psychiatrists who see me now don't believe I have it. It' only when I am REALLY tired that I start seeing messed up letters nowadays. Just annoys me that now my dad thinks I never had it in spite of the years I struggled with it. What was all that then dad? It was the reason I got pulled out of public school so I just loathe it. I remember being told as soon as I could read I could return to the school I was going to so I worked my tiny ass off. Never did get to go back. C'est la vie.


That's understandable. I think it's quite admirable you worked through dyslexia.

Panic attacks are annoying. The last one I had I drove to Urgent Care thinking I was having some sort of blood sugar attack and then screamed at the nurses to put my feet up because it felt like someone lit me on fire. I mean it was painful--or so I believed. The mind is a powerful thing. I didn't figure out it was panic attack until much later because I'm some sort of genius.

Anxiety is absolutely irritating more than anything though.

I get not liking labels. I certainly don't refer to myself by my problems as it doesn't identify who I am. I think ASD gives me some relief though in knowing why I do some things outside of my control though. Like why I run back and forth in my room, making gasping noises, flailing my limbs and jumping in the exact same pattern for years (more than 20x a day). Like, yeah, I kind of was wondering what the bloody 'eff I was doing. Same reason I liked knowing why I can't handle being touched, because it always made people feel rejected and I could never explain it (people would either assume I was abused or was disgusted by them). The way I see it, It's a means of explanation, not a means of identity.

I would make the same out of my parents if they forced it upon me. Usually people do things in the interest of themselves rather than others. I wouldn't want therapy if it was forced upon me either. I'm sure of that much. Just thinking about it pisses me off. It's something that one does on their own with the mindset of wanting help to fix something in themselves.

I went for help with my anxiety, not my social life. My therapist tried, but I told her I didn't want to 'fix' that and she relented immediately. That's how it ought to be.

Posted 7/12/16 , edited 7/12/16

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Baysin wrote:

If you don't want help from therapy you aren't gonna get it. It's a two way street. It was very annoying for me but the way I looked at it was it helped my parents more than me. If they were throwing money at something to fix me it helped ease their conscious.

Oh, I don't doubt I'm autistic. I'm just sick of the labels. I've always known I had problems, having an umbrella word that a lot of those things fall under doesn't really do anything for me :/

Yes, I do have an anxiety disorder but it has gotten better lately. I used to have panic attacks in high school a lot but I've been doing well in quelling them before they really kick in the past few years.Though sleepless nights can still be a problem whenever I have something even remotely important to do the next day. Simply dislike saying I have it.

My dyslexia isn't that bad at all anymore because of the countless hours I spent when I was rather young working on it so psychiatrists who see me now don't believe I have it. It' only when I am REALLY tired that I start seeing messed up letters nowadays. Just annoys me that now my dad thinks I never had it in spite of the years I struggled with it. What was all that then dad? It was the reason I got pulled out of public school so I just loathe it. I remember being told as soon as I could read I could return to the school I was going to so I worked my tiny ass off. Never did get to go back. C'est la vie.


That's understandable. I think it's quite admirable you worked through dyslexia.

Panic attacks are annoying. The last one I had I drove to Urgent Care thinking I was having some sort of blood sugar attack and then screamed at the nurses to put my feet up because it felt like someone lit me on fire. I mean it was painful--or so I believed. The mind is a powerful thing. I didn't figure out it was panic attack until much later because I'm some sort of genius.

Anxiety is absolutely irritating more than anything though.

I get not liking labels. I certainly don't refer to myself by my problems as it doesn't identify who I am. I think ASD gives me some relief though in knowing why I do some things outside of my control though. Like why I run back and forth in my room, making gasping noises, flailing my limbs and jumping in the exact same pattern for years (more than 20x a day). Like, yeah, I kind of was wondering what the bloody 'eff I was doing. Same reason I liked knowing why I can't handle being touched, because it always made people feel rejected and I could never explain it (people would either assume I was abused or was disgusted by them). The way I see it, It's a means of explanation, not a means of identity.

I would make the same out of my parents if they forced it upon me. Usually people do things in the interest of themselves rather than others. I wouldn't want therapy if it was forced upon me either. I'm sure of that much. Just thinking about it pisses me off. It's something that one does on their own with the mindset of wanting help to fix something in themselves.

I went for help with my anxiety, not my social life. My therapist tried, but I told her I didn't want to 'fix' that and she relented immediately. That's how it ought to be.



lol, Anxiety is no joke, any more than panic attacks are (it creeps up on your body over time stress). And yah, its always better to seek out help before it gets out of your hands and into someone else's. In that case, if you dont like your therapist or treatment go elsewhere. even though sometimes some help is better than none.


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lol, Anxiety is no joke, any more than panic attacks are (it creeps up on your body over time stress). And yah, its always better to seek out help before it gets out of your hands and into someone else's. In that case, if you dont like your therapist or treatment go elsewhere. even though sometimes some help is better than none.


Yeah. I realize the anxiety is going to cause me physical illness if I don't keep it in check. I don't want to die of heart problems at the age of 30. Anxiety may be very common, but it's absolutely killer on physical health.



I think therapy is useful for that very thing.

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Anxiety may be very common, but it's absolutely killer on physical health.

I think therapy is useful for that very thing.
or getting fresh air with a trip around the mountains.
oh I forgot, some places are "corrupted" by the grey where nothing green was ever seen.



anyway the air that you breath in and the feeling of standing up on the top of the mountain at least it releases one self from the shit down town.

Oh Be Clever - River
https://youtu.be/pSqfbgvXqU0

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or getting fresh air with a trip around the mountains.
oh I forgot, some places are "corrupted" by the grey where nothing green was ever seen.



anyway the air that you breath in and the feeling of standing up on the top of the mountain at least it releases one self from the shit down town.

Oh Be Clever - River
https://youtu.be/pSqfbgvXqU0



Ah yah know me, I love mountains. I should take a trip sometime. Maybe next summer. A nice hotel with a mountain view sounds perfect.



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