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Sara Rehan
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Thank you so much for your response.

The more I read about it the more I realise how hard getting a definitive diagnosis for this is. I’m really sorry you had such a hard time getting yours.

The country I’m from, we don’t really have any strict rules as to which psychiatrist can call themselves a specialist in which disease as there is no proper governing body or a working healthcare system. I think this is part of the reason why I had such a bad experience.

I’m going to try and continue looking for doctors till I can find someone I feel comfortable with. Maybe if I work on my anxiety and depression in the meantime I can show my doctor that these symptoms are unrelated to either of those. I’ll also look into the WHO scale that you mentioned along with other diagnosis tools.

I’m glad you got a diagnosis, even if it took you a while. I hope you have an easier time and wish you best of luck for your treatment.