So I've been looking up explanations for the way my head works and people have told me I might have psychosis... It sounds sort of right but I don't know and i want to ask my mother what she thinks but she tends to shoot me down every time i try to tell her something that might imply I'm not perfect. I told her my back and hips were constantly hurting and she said it was probably nothing... until my school screened for Kyphosis and I turned up positive. I told her my periods hurt and I was growing hair on my chest and she completely dismissed it until my flow stopped and I turned up positive for PCOS. Until I have physical proof of something she wont have it, but what physical proof can I give for Psychosis? I might just be a paranoid teenager, but what if I really have Psychosis? How can i get her to LISTEN to me?
Kyphosis or psychosis? Those are two VERY different things. If it is kyphosis that you're worried about, then consult your school nurse or your principal. This is a pretty serious issue, and if they cannot convince your mother to act, then look for social work services and they can definitely force your mother to pay more attention to your medical needs.
If you are referring to psychoses... I would advise you to only consult government websites when looking to self-diagnose. There is a lot of misinformation out there, and one thing that floods' psychologists' and psychiatrists' offices is groups of people thinking they have problems that they don't actually have. So consult either a government website, the American Psychological Association website, or the DSM-IV-TR (which is the main and most specific diagnostic manual for psychological disorders) if you can get access to it through a library or online.
Again on the issue of your mother not listening... This kind of thing is always going to be discouraging, but don't let it stop you from helping yourself. Make use of free counselling services at your school, or free helplines. If you were referring to kyphosis, consult the school nurse and principal and explain to them that your mother is ignoring your concerns (if she continues to ignore you).
Now if you're home-schooled, then I would recommend you talk to a social worker. People who have not had a lot of social interactions are more likely to make poor health assessments of themselves because they have few bases for comparison. If you are getting adjustments for it, then that shows that your mother does care about your physical health. As for psychosis, you are far too young to be making calls like that based on perceived symptoms. Many people hear about disorders and then 'acquire' symptoms consistent with the ones they read about.
Definitely seek a social worker or call a free telephone counselling hotline. There are a lot of services available and these people can help you asssess how likely it is that you actually have a mental problem. That should be your next move.
I have Kyphosis. It's a rare spinal disorder in which the spine is C-shaped. I KNOW that one. I've had it for a long time and go to a chiropractor for adjustments. I think I have psychosis because my cousin's mother (My former aunt) has psychosis and we have all the same symptoms. I actually thought I could have had dementia (It runs in my family, my uncle got dementia at 26) so I talked to some people, my aunt included, and she thinks we could have the same problem too. last problem... I'm home schooled.
As for PCOS, I did not know that schools tested for such disorders as that. Was this test conducted at your school :S? With that one, again you can pressure your parents by consulting the school nurse and principal, or by talking to social workers. PCOS is not all that uncommon, but unless you actually 'tested' positive for it, then don't accept that you have simply out of paranoia. I would definitely mount some external pressure on your mother and get an actual doctor to assess these issues.
Find symptoms online for psychosis, highlight everything that applies to you, and then show your mom. Elaborate by giving her specific examples. Perhaps that would open her eyes? If she dismisses everything you have to say, then it might be a good idea to talk to your school counselor about it, and then ask if he/she can call your mom and explain what's going on. Your mom might take it more seriously if an adult approaches her about, and then you guys can go from there.
Yeah, I didn't think that sounded right, but I'm not all that familiar with what happens in schools overseas, lol. If your mother took you to the gynaecologist, then that implies that she at least cares somewhat. If she went so far as to take you to see a gynaecologist, then why would she ignore the report? If she is ignoring health problems that she 'knows' you have, then it is time to talk to your principal.
Well you can start by doing something really crazy. Maybe steal some money......haha jk don't do it
School Doesn't Screen for PCOS... My gynecologist does though.