1. Everyone should be assumed neurotypical and should be forced to act neurotypical, until proven otherwise.
2. Everyone who has been unable to get diagnosed for any reason should suffer in silence.
This is absolutely untrue. People against self…
Pretty sure you just insulted me because you have no argument against that as it’s all fact.
Nah. I just didn’t want to deal with someone as biased as you. But if I must.
1.) Most people cannot afford to see a doctor/psychiatrist/specialist. Demanding they do is absolutely classist.
2.) A lot of people have disabilities that make it impossible to leave the house. Physical and or mobility disabilities, social anxiety, phobias, any number of other mental illnesses. So yes you absolutely are being ableist.
3.) Doctors can be wrong. And those who can barely afford one doctor can’t afford to go to another.
4.) Doctors can absolutely cause harm. Medical abuse is a huge issue in the disabled community and to just say “no you have to be diagnosed by a Real Doctor” is incredibly triggering and also ableist.
5.) Do you even hear what you are saying? Who does self diagnosis harm? Who? If I self diagnose myself and wind up wrong, what happens? I feel disappointed and perhaps a little silly for thinking that. Because that’s what self diagnosis is. It’s researching something that you feel is a part of you, a part of the way your body or brain works.
Because surprise, without doctors, people who self diagnose can’t get treatments. They cannot get prescription drugs. They cannot try different procedures for curing it. None of that risk or danger happens unless they see a medical professional.
So yes, really, you are ableist and classist as all fuck.