Welcome to the forum.
1.Look into G.A.P.S. "The gut and psychology syndrome". The book, the diet, and also check the web for all kinds of info.
There are GAPS trained Doctors, but I know that a very large amount of people have done this -very successfully- mostly on their own!
2. Check out Energy Spiritual Psychotherapy.
Outside the Physical aspects of the different Labels we are given ( or not given yet- like your situation) to our conditions and illnesses, there is a larger overarching aspect.
And that aspect is located higher in the Hierarchy of Energy.
It is located in the Emotional and Spiritual Realm.
Absolutely well worth looking into this area, and yet I find is so overlooked by most.
If you are looking for answers that the Intellect cannot answer, this would be the place.
I don't want to offer you any false hope, but this kind of Therapy,
can truly be life transforming!
After all, we cannot ignore that we are also Spirits in physical bodies.
Please keep an open mind. Don't believe everything you think,
and don't buy into anything that is limiting and negative regarding your health and wellness.
We live in a very negative world, we are guided mostly by our Egos and not by our Spirits.
We need to embrace our Spirit and follow our Hearts more often.
Please post your views on this.
You could also check "Allergy Antidotes" or N.A.E.T. Practitioners or Doctors in your area.
Some deal with serious conditions,
like many in this Depression Community, and treat the illnesses as an Allergy
(with a specific protocol) .
Set your mind at ease and see a psychiatrist. It sure helps to know the nature of our behavior. Good Luck.
Asperger's people frequently get diagnosed with OCD - it's usually part of the syndrome.
Your symptoms do not strike me as aspergers in ant way. With ocd its common to get stuck on thoughts that continue without resolution and attribute all symptoms to c ertain disoreders etc. I apologize for not catching that you see a psych already. You sound like you still suffer. Consult a different psychiatrist and bring printout plus med hx.
I relate strongly to your symptoms.
I am bipolar1,ADHD and ocd. I relate to your symptoms but doubt anyone can self diagnose since we tend to lack insight and may not relate to pertinent symptoms.
Print what you wrote and see a psychiatrist. You verbalized your symptoms incredibly well and this way you wont get side tracked or over explain. Life can be enjoyable and you dont have to struggle to function. Louise
After reading your post, it sounds like you have Asperger's syndrome - which you probably already know is high functioning autism. Your post caught my eye because I've been thinking my husband also has it. For years I couldn't pinpoint his behaviors. I thought it was OCD combined with other diagnoses. But when I read up on Asperger's, I felt like I hit the nail on the head. I have three kids and I also feel that they have Asperger's traits - I don't know if they would get a full blown Asperger's diagnosis, but they definitely have traits. My husband also has an autistic cousin (she has the classic autistic symptoms) - rocking, hand flapping, doesn't communicate but understands us when we give her directions, etc. My oldest daughter dated someone for 2 weeks - he was diagnosed with OCD. After listening to him, I have no doubt he has Asperger's. When he was on an antidepressant (an SSRI), you could barely tell he had Asperger's. But when he wasn't on it - it was obvious that he had that problem. My husband refuses to go on antidepressants. I read that a gluten free/casein free diet is something that helps some autistics. My husband does improve on the gluten free diet - he seems calmer on it - about 80% calmer. He won't do the casein free diet (no cow's milk or its products). I noticed caffeine makes him extremely irritable and miserable and exacerbates his symptoms. Caffeine makes him feel better initially, but if he has more than one cup a day - he's super agitated and miserable and he gets a crazy look in his eye and gets paranoid to some extent. My oldest daughter is gluten free and only close to milk free - she is doing fairly well with fewer symptoms. My middle daughter just went gluten free and seems to be less irritable and less anxious but still with some anxiety (she seems like she has sensory integrative disorder more than Asperger's) - so I'll see how she improves. My son also just went gluten free this week. He seems somewhat calmer and says he feels better. But it's too soon to tell yet. So maybe give diet a try and see if it helps at least some of your symptoms. Please get back to me to let me know how it goes. Hope this helps.