kateislate Posted December 2, 2011 Share Posted December 2, 2011 I see there's basically nobody here with Munchausen's - at least who's talking about it. Really there's basically nobody with Munchausen's who talks about it anywhere. So I figure I'd post here. Hope you don't mind. I have it with psychological signs and symptoms. I have a desperate need for attention from mental health professionals. Never been diagnosed (caught). I have real mental health problems too unfortunately, which makes it hard to get help for what I really have. Which is depression and anxiety and probably -- if the literature about factitious disorder is accurate -- a big fat personality disorder. Well, I know I have a personality disorder since I have no friends, a spotty work history (I'm 42) and an obsession with suicide since I was a kid. I try not to lie outright - at least not since I was in my early 20s. I do exaggerate things. But I have enough shame that I've never been hospitalized for anything. Which I would love to be. I don't know what else to say, really. I know a ridiculous amount about mental illness since I spend so much time researching it. Well as far as book-learning will teach you about mental illness. Ironically I NEVER read about factitious disorder until the past few years when I finally figured out that - oh that's what I've got. I'm an attention whore and I need to get a life. I know that. I'm trying to build one but it's late in the day and I'm scared of pretty much everything. Thanks for your attention Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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