Labels

My official diagnoses are:

Mild Depression

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Borderline Obssesive-Compulsive Disorder

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

But sometimes I just get so god damn sick of the labels. I mean, what good does it do me to have names for what I feel? All I want is to be 'normal' and to feel better...

GraceBecomesHer GraceBecomesHer
22-25, F
1 Response Aug 17, 2007

The labels help distinguish your illnesses to tailor your therapy and medication to them so that you can get healthy and better. I'm glad someone put a name to my wacky behavior. I was like, "This is not just depression." Turns out I had bipolar disorder and now I'm theraparized, like Lionel Richie said, and medicated. I'm very content and it helps me to explain to people, "I have an anxiety disorder," if someone asks me why I'm having a panic attack. Names give something to hold on to. Classifications. Much love to you!