Well, my anxiety is palpable. More than just stomach pain, I have also got a little preoccupied with irrelevant tasks. I cleaned my room and even did some washing up. Well, I started to, anyway.
I like to research and learn. And mostly because I like to prove myself wrong or right. It also "helps" with anxiety. To stamp out irrational fears.
So I have made a list of questions and answers below. Based on my current worries and I thought I'd share it.
Apparently, you can be schizophrenic and autistic! So the research is essentially flawed.
But to ease my very busy thoughts, and calm down, I did the research. And now probably have a draft paper to write. lol.
I've made some tables and found some nice pictures.
I can also see why people have a rainbow of diagnosis attached to them. Because in reality diagnosis is a best guess best fit.
Some nice diagrams
Acute stress reaction
Obviously must have Schizophrenia
Intense focus on interests
Law, fitness, learning, marketing
feel Drafts, can hear neighbor snoring, toilet dripping
That "hearing things that others cannot," means a hallucination.
I have the hearing of an owl, and cannot hear my own name being called
Outbursts are aggression not frustration
Adhd like symptoms
ADHD is only hyperactivity
Reduced flexibility of thought
Poor short term memory
Having a lisp is not an indication of a speech problem
Impaired social/occupational functioning
Need to try harder, or are shy
Only for girls
trains, not ponies. Interest stays the same.
Yes done to soothe
Stimming is OCD.
Sensory overload/ hyper/hypo
Not interested in writing
Uncorroborated distractions, senses are hallucinations
Typically diagnosed age
Lack of childhood evidence is a lack of evidence for ASD
Only girls get Social anxiety
Black people 2x more likely to have ASD
You can have ASD and Schizophrenia
Black people have schizophrenia not ASD
Males only get ASD.
ASD is always found in young people
In my additional research, mental health and SPLD professionals rely on precedent, not just the conditions presented. You can only really hope to get a proper assessment from a doctor who knows well. Which is why doctors seem to rely on stereotypical insight. In hiesight, we should all become more familiar with our doctors.
In fitness, we adjust for age, sex, race. In my years of dyslexia research, I have never heard of people making background adjustments. I have found many women be discovered as being dyslexic because they were not good at English. Boys are expected to be not good at English.
A NAS publication about BAME said that often thought black children with ASD, were seen as having a behavior problem, not an ASD problem. Similarly, women with ASD were seen as having Bipolar or Anxiety, OCD. Where black people were seen to have schizophrenia, not ASD.
Black people are 2x likely to have ASD than non-ethnics. With people of Somalian heritage having the highest incidence.
Between 6 and 17% of mental health patients have been recategorised with ASD.
Black people are overprescribed for Schizophrenia and mental health sections.
Non BAME people are more likely to seek early help for mental health conditions. And are more likely to be turned away for more serious problems.
Although black people claim to be in great mental health. They have the highest rates of PTSD in women and sections in men.
ASD is thought to exist in all races in an equal amount. Yet BAME ASD counts are negligible.
ASD people have poor access to stable employment. And the successful suicide rate is disproportionately high.
From my own experience they won't section you for talking about feeling suicidal sometimes as long as you say you're not at danger of killing yourself that very day/night. They're most likely to section you if you try to throw yourself in front of a car or do anything witnessed by other people that's seen to be extremely dangerous to you or others.
Actions will be responded to a lot more than talking.
So I can't say for sure what it will be like for everyone as I'm a 32 year old white/Jewish man but I have read online that the number of NHS mental health beds is at an all-time low since NHS mental health services got up and running decades ago. There have been many NHS mental health cuts so they only section rarely now, and even when they do the majority of people stay for less long in the hospital than they used to.
Filling in a form should be no risk of a section in my opinion.
It is ONLY possible to be diagnosed as being 'schizophrenic', if you display marked evidence of suffering from delusions and mania, which is a well studied disorder discovered in psychoanalytics. Typically, a common symptom would be erratic and frantic behaviour, which also arises in BPD. The important and critical aspect is disassociation, which bares no relevance to ADHD but personality disorders. ADHD would simply be a corrolated factor of inattention.
Have a read through the Mental Capacity Act - https://www.mind.org.uk/media/1834262/mental-capacity-act.pdf
The nurses and psychiatrist would be observing signs of danger to yourself and others.
Do you know what constitutes dangerous situations? Do you attack other people? Do you self-harm? Do you disassociate from reality and apear catatonic? Do you abuse other people through manipulation and falsely accuse them having done something they did not do? If not, then you legally have your mental capacity intact.
Hi, Firstly, thank you for the diagrams, I like Psychology/Mental Health diagrams so these are quite interesting for me to look at. Secondly, what is it, specifically, that is making you anxious? Are you concerned that you may get sectioned or that you may have Schizophrenia? What is your evidence for these concerns? I'm just trying to gain a better understanding about what the cause of the anxiety is.
Eh. You hit the nail on the head.
Both. I actually don't need much evidence.
I have anxiety. And overactive mind. So everything seems real. And I have had suicidal ideation. But no plans. and have had a really stressful time with my homeless issue.
Read the act. and the mind.
Diagnosed with a mental disorder - don't know "mixed anxiety and depression and acute stress disorder
"abnormally aggressive" alleged but dismissed.
or "seriously irresponsible" I'm anal about my finances. And plan every penny.
What is disassociation? what does it look like?
Please also note the irony; that things look scarier from the inside looking out.