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    An_215644 posted:
    HI,
    MY NAME IS TRACI DIONNE WELLS AND I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH SCHIZOPHERNIA. I HAVE A MAJOR PROBLEM WITH HAVEING THE ILLNESS. THE SCHOOL SYSTEM WANTED TO DIAGNOSE ME WITH A ILLNESS WHEN I WAS IN MIDDLE SCHOOL BUT MY MOHTER DID NOT LET THEM DIAGNOSE ME. I AM 29 YEARS OLD AND STILL LIVING AT HOME WITH MY PARENTS. I WAS DIAGONSED WITH THIS MAJOR ILLNESS ABOUT FIVE OR SIX YEARS AGO. MY MAJOR CONCERN IS WHY DID SHE LET THEM DIAGONSE ME WHEN I AM AN ADULT AND NOT LET THEM DIAGONSE ME WHEN I WAS YOUNGER. I GET ANGRY SOMETINES BECAUSE MAYBE IF I WAS DIAGNOSE EARLIER THEN I WOULD NOT HAVE THIS MAJOR ILLNESS.
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    larsstarscanary responded:
    I guess I would have wanted to know sooner rather than later. Your parents probably didn't want you to be stigmatized.

    I understand your anger, though.

    Can you ask your parents the reason why they didn't let them diagnose you when you were 5 or 6?

    (It's so hard to be a parent. There are no children that come with manuals, and each child needs a different manual! And it's hard to be a child, especially a sick child. Conversely, parents don't come with manuals, either, and parents make a lot of mistakes...

    It's kind of like now, after so many decades, that I can forgive my parents for so many things.

    Best wishes.


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