onemanbombsquad replied to your post: I’ve spent most of my life thinking/telling people…I vote for a professional evaluation. Have you checked to see if there’s anything in your area where they’ll charge you according to your income? I don’t know common those are but both my psychologist and psychiatrist do that.
I haven’t ever heard of anything like that…doctors based on income…wonder what they’d say to my income of $0, lol.
All I’ve ever been told is that any mental health doctor I see is going to bankrupt me, write me a list of prescription drugs to become dependent on and likely do little to no good or worse—more harm than good. (Stigmas, of course, but they are so imbedded in me that they are genuine concerns.) The only reason I got the bipolar diagnoses I did is the counselor at my school was worried about my overabundance of irrational fear and she set me up to have me evaluated for free; of course I was in middle school at the time. I haven’t seen anyone else since and you and I both know I should. =/
I don’t even know where to start looking.