hi self diagnosis isn't valid. that's just shitting all over people with actual, diagnosed mental health issues. if you show symptoms of cancer, you can't just say "ah yes i have cancer i show 7 out of 10 symptoms" what do you do? you go to the doctors and get yourself officially diagnosed. it's the same with mental illness. mental illness is the same as physical illness, period, not just when it suits you. grow up and educate yourself. it doesn't work like that.
except mental illness isn’t the same as physical illness. there is considerably more stigma surrounding mental illness than physical illness and therefore parents are less likely to take their children to doctors and doctors are less likely to give those diagnoses in fear of upsetting the parents. it’s not shitting over diagnosed mental health issues as long as there’s enough research done into it.
and, to use myself as an example, i have npd. my therapist says i have npd. my psychiatrist refuses to do diagnoses at all. therefore i am forced to be self diagnosed with npd. also, with doctors, you get a very limited time with them to actually share what troubles you