I'd really like to know how people go about getting diagnosed for their disorders, as I've been 100% certain for a while now, that I at least have one mental disorder but have suspicions of there being a lot more going on. I've been to my local GP and told him that I believed I had Avoidant Personality Disorder. However, the stupid man clearly knew nothing about the disorder and he said that due to the fact I had actually sought out help and contacted the practice about it to get diagnosed meant that I obviously didn't have it. He concluded that I was simply shy and lacked confidence and because I have a small group of friends that can actually tolerate being around me, I was obviously very normal. This was over a year ago, and now I've just decided I'm sick of being this way and want to be normal for once. Clearly going to my GP is not an option for me, so how else would I go about getting diagnosed/tested for this? As said though, I'm certain there are a few other issues going on, so how would I go about getting those tested? Do I ask them to test me on a certain disorder or do they do a general test that can pick up any form of mental disorder? I think I'm paranoid and verging on agoraphobic, with possibilities of Borderline Personality Disorder. Not sure if they're all even possible to have with one another, I'm too confused to figure it all out. Would appreciate any and all help that anyone can give.