I am wondering whether to pursue the "label" of an official DX or not. I have been so sick and tired for so long and am fed up of being told I am lazy or depressed or whatever. In fact I am "not allowed" to be depressed because that carries a huge stigma in certain circles around here. Mental illness means you are "crazy" then everyone shuns you. I know it's dumb but that's the reality. There is a part of me that says that if it were to be identified as a sickness then I could say to people that I have limitations and this is why. Perhaps they would respect that?? Then again, another part of me is afraid of having a "restricting" label. Like when I was labelled as "too sensitive" or "ugly" as a child... <sigh> Any thoughts?