did they effect your functioning?I have actually developed a theory that mental illness is merely an imbalance between individual and environment. We change our behavior to survive(basic instinct), but unsafety of our environment doesn't give us enough room to be who we are. We suffocate something inside of us and come ill. It's an inner fear that society leaves "different" people out of it and without protection. We are animals as far as i can see. INFP's need more than an average person, but i have seen that they(and similar types/traits) can also give more.
Sometimes self-diagnosis seems silly. It's like thinking: "You know, you cant Yourself tell whats wrong with you. You need someone else for that(make diagnosis)". While many people might not be talented of reading themselves and want some diagnosis to comfort themselves(have something for themselves), my ability to self-diagnose is an effort to understand me. Different names, such as Major Depression or Bipolar are something that guide us to know ourselves, but in the end human mind is fluid and specific diagnosis can be harmful. I definitely have had several mental illnesses, but never gotten official diagnosis for them. I don't need it. I know myself and that's enough. I we would have enough care and love, no one would need pills. Excuse me for my essay, this is a bit touchy topic to me