Is someone with severe anxiety neurodivergent?

Is someone with severe anxiety neurodivergent or neurotypical

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  • No. An anxiety disorder is classified as a mental illness.
    However it is common to experience severe anxiety when neurodivergent and to develop mental illnesses such as anxiety disorder and depression.

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  • I think neurodivergent refers to disorders that affect cognition, which anxiety does not

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  • You're better off going to a doctor to get an official diagnosis instead of asking randos on the internet for a self diagnosis. There aren't a lot of doctors on this site.

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    • I am diagnosed. I'm just wondering if it's neurodivergent to have anxiety disorder

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    • I used be a part of r/ocd on reddit. Had to leave because 90% of posts or more were people asking for a diagnosis or asking for reassurance that an obsessive thought that keeps returning to them is plausible (spoiler alert: they very, very rarely are)

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    • I look at psychiatrists as drug dealers. Theyll throw some label at you and say here take these pills the rest of your life. The pills dont even work.

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      • I'm not going to deny that some doctors are clueless. Some are, and some aren't.

        My boyfriend's sister can never seem to find a doctor that is competent enough to help her mental ailments. She keeps switching doctors and medicines and she still continues to be a ball of emotions who does nothing all day but take drugs.

        My boyfriend on the other hand, well, he had a major slump in 2019. He was fired from his job and broke his knee for the third time. When his knee healed up, he suddenly became the opposite of what I fell in love with. He was depressed all day and did nothing all day but eat. He found the right psychiatrist, the right psychologist, and the right medication, and in a few months he was back to being the person I fell for: hard working, able to cook, and able to talk about almost anything. If he didn't find a doctor and got help, he'd be in mostly the same position his sister is right now. (He's never touched things like weed or cocaine. XD)

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        • Im glad it worked for him. I went down the rabbit hole researching things because I've had alot of concussions since I was a young kid and I'd try to run things by doctors and I felt like I knew alot of things about the brain that even they didn't know and I am actually abit slow so theres no reason they shouldnt know the things I was talking about. I eventually found a doctor that would just nod his head to what I say and give me the medications I asked for without any real input. Eventually I just got off everything and gave up on finding meds. I feel like I grew out of most of it.

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  • It could be either

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