After reading his 150+ page “explanation,” I am 100% convinced that WH needs to be diagnosed and treated…for whatever it is that he actually has. Despite the fact that SA is not diagnosable, he fits the profile and has long since completed treatment and passed with flying colors. His CSAT even told me that he, “has treated a lot of SAs and that WH showed far more progress than any of them. Relapse, was highly unlikely for WH.” –according to CSAT. His CSAT seemed competent and helpful, but even he insisted that SA was not diagnosable.
I’m glad that WH got everything that he got out of certified sex addiction therapy. I think it helped immensely.
I ask about diagnosis, however, because SA is not WH’s “real” issue, and WH agrees. I understand that there are many, many individuals out there that are first and foremost sex addicts and that they can only recover from a lifetime of CSAT and 12 steps. Unfortunately, this type of thing would not be addressing the real core issues with WH. His are so much worse than SA, and this is not just me saying this. He is saying this. Besides, his CSAT has said that he has completed that therapy and was done with it.
WH and I can look up psychological information about diagnosis on the internet all we like, but, as we all know, how accurate is anything on the internet, really?
WH has been to SEVERAL neuropsychologists and NONE of them even attempt to actually diagnose. Anything. They were beyond amazing in what they did do, they just never attempted to tell him what his actual problem was.
Is it our insurance? I know that almost zero therapists in our area take insurance at all. I mean, we will pay out of pocket if that is the problem, despite having no money. We’ll find a way. But, even then they won’t diagnose. If we DO use the internet to find some kind of speculation of what is wrong with him he hits NPD right on the nose. But, according to the internet, NPDs won’t admit they have a problem nor will they go to therapy. WH has and will continue to do both. He has some of the BP or sociopathic traits, but not as many as NPD-according to the internet. So, he checks off most, if not all of the internet NPD boxes, but since he admits all of these things, he can’t be NPD…..according to the internet.
Is it some federal law that therapists in the US cannot diagnose their patients because of XYZ? I really don’t understand, I’m not trying to sound facetious.
We just want to get some kind of idea of what it is that he DOES actually have so that he can get the appropriate treatment….from a qualified human. Someone on these forums must know how to go about doing that, hopefully, because there are people on here frequently who they or their spouse has been diagnosed with something. Thank you so much.