When you first started to acknowledge that something was different about your behaviour and the way you reacted to situations, did you go looking for a reason? How determind were you to find the name of it? Have you ever self-diagnosed and ended up with dozens of different disorders? Have you ever had a disorder start to lesson because another one worsened? When I found out that social anxiety was an actual thing I cried. I remember sitting there, reading a story about a person's experience, and thinking "thats me! thats what I'm like!" It was a relief to know it had a name. The depression was a given, but up until that point I had used the term "depression" very loosely. Now I get mad at people who say things like "so depressed I have to stay in on friday night to finish my essay." I used to also identify as OCD, but I now realise it's slightly insulting to the people who seriously suffer from it, which in turn made me realise I only have slight OCD tendancies, totally manageable.