MegaAnxious Posted January 3, 2011 Report Share Posted January 3, 2011 I have always seen myself as a reasonable person. Lately I wonder if some of my beliefs are delusional. I was diagnosed with GAD(generalized anxiety disorder). Today I started going to counseling again and the intake guy asked me all of the same questions they did before, and this time he told me his diagnosis straight out; Major Depression. I don't want to make it sound like all therapists are complete idiots but, sometimes I do feel like I know more than they do about their own profession. I didn't argue with him although I felt like doing so. It's completely obvious to me that the source of my depression is my anxiety which is the underlying problem. I also think it is ridiculous that I have been going to this location for three years on and off and they still can't seem to get organized. I have plenty of records they can look at to know my previous mental issues. I can't understand why they have to ask me the same questions over and over again and then come out with a different result every time, when I still feel the same. Maybe it is that I am just so caught up in my own thoughts that I don't answer their questions right. I'm always arguing with myself about what might be the right response to tell them. I just try to keep it simple; when I am around people I am extremely uncomfortable. The real truth of it is this: when I am around other people I constantly think they are judging me and putting me down. Even when I'm just walking down the street, I try to avoid eye contact with people because if they see me I know they are judging me. I know it is completely absurd but, I can't help it. It makes it almost impossible to be comfortable anywhere, not even in my bedroom sometimes; I always wonder if people are judging me, and when this happens I have inner dialog almost like a conversation / argument with myself even though I do not actually hear voices. My ultimate question is this: if my previous diagnosis of GAD won't stick, and now, according to a therapist, I have Major Depression... could I be dealing with a more serious problem? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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