Would you get a formal ADHD and ASD diagnosis after having your new psychologist mentioned that she thought it sounds like what you are dealing with. After discussing for a few sessions and her being 99% sure you have both? (After speaking with her and also listening to a podcast episode and am convinced that it fits for me also).
Has anyone here been misdiagnosed with Bipolar disorder when they are actually autistic? I’m in the process of getting an autism diagnosis and I have been told that my bipolar may have been an incorrect diagnosis. (I was diagnosed 10 years ago when I was 18 with bipolar 1, I never knew so many symptoms could overlap with autism).
Has anyone been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder as an adult? How did you find a neurologist willing to help?
Does anyone know what the best ways to get like full body pressure during a meltdown or like overstimulation and such?
Since getting Covid, my smell has gone but my taste stayed. I’m wondering if anyone else is experiencing this but now my food tastes less overwhelming and I feel like this is how food SHOULD taste. I like it so much better. Overwhelming foods like burgers taste so good without the smell. The only thing is fries don’t hit but the BURGERS ARE CHEFS KISS 💋 I figured it might be an autism thing so I came on here to see if y’all have experienced this as well. Maybe it’s an American thing since our flavors seem to be too intense and artificial most of the time lol.
So. Dealing with guilt in terms of borderline and autism. How do y’all do it? Also looking for advice about a pretty serious pickle I’m in. Here’s the situation: So currently I’m living at my mom’s house. Have been since April when my wife kicked me out. Well my mom just now approached me, telling me that me living here is no longer sustainable. Mind you I’ve had a rough few months, broken foot, impatient mental hospital, now IOP, etc., so i haven’t worked in a bit. She told me i MUST start working again by the end of the month (when IOP is supposed to be done for me) and pay her at least $1000 a month (a little over 2/3 what i make) HOWEVER my therapists are threatening to push me back a level to PHP bc of my symptoms which would cause me not to be able to work for another 6-8 weeks and refusing could yield even more consequences (see one of my previous posts) and i feel HELLA guilt tripped by my mom for making her (somehow) spend about 2k a month on me? Somehow? But I’m also at a loss for a course of action, how to handle the situation, etc. Any advice for either issue would be greatly appreciated. TIA.
I'm a 32 yr old female (AFAB). My therapist is a licensed social worker, so she cannot officially diagnose me, but she suspects I am neurodivergent and on the spectrum. I see where she may be coming from, but I have this part of me that doesn't believe it. I dont know if I don't want to believe it or if I genuinely am not someone with ASD. For example, I make eye contact with folks when we talk, though it does feel weird and I have to mentally tell myself to look away to not make it awkward. I understand sarcasm and jokes (most of the time) and I can be empathic. I can tolerate small talk, even though it makes me anxious. And I understand the back and forth roles of conversation. I do tend to try to finish other people's sentences or interpret which I'm working on. I think she is primarily focusing on my social phobia/terrible anxiety. I get anxious from anticipating possible social interactions and I have a lot of physical symptoms that come with that. I prefer spending most of my time alone playing games, doing art, or diamond painting. I do get lonely sometimes, but its hard to reach out to my two friends to tell them I need socialization time. I dont know what to think, I guess. Do you think I should try to get tested?
I had a professional psychologist friend tell me today that i have too many diagnoses, and that all but 1 or 2 are probably inaccurate. However, i have bits of hard scientific evidence for each one. Is there something I’m missing here? I agree it seems like a lot, but considering everything it seems accurate to me….. (click my profile to see the full list if ur curious)
I need some reassurance about going inpatient at a mental health facility.. I heard they’ve changed a lot in the way they operate, and that it’s a lot better now. But idk. It’s still just so scary. I’m not diagnosed with a lot of the issues I know I deal with, and I’m hoping that admitting myself will help with that??? Idk how it works. Any positive experiences with going inpatient to help me with my anxious thoughts over this? I just wanna know how this works and what happens while you’re there. Thank you for reading 💕
I've been offered antidepressants and worried it might make me feel drowsy, sleepy and potentially make me gain weight. Are these fears based on reality? or am I been paranoid?
I applied for a national disability card today and got it. It was quite stressful to apply for though. I don’t really understand the benefits of the card as in discounts/skipping queues. Does it mean whoever is with me can skip the queue too or do they need a carer card. I can’t keep researching it because it’s so stressful so if anyone understands the benefits then please explain it to me, thanks 😊 I also applied for a blue badge for disabled parking for my physical disabilities so hopefully I get that because it would really help to not have to park far away and walk ages 🤞🏼 but I’m also quite anxious about if I do get that because I’ve heard stories of random people confronting disabled people and saying horrible things for them parking in the disabled bay because their disability isn’t visible.
i was diagnosed autistic as a child but information on autism has changed a lot and my mom is still in a weird place on her knowledge, is there any good resources for autistic people and their family for things like support/etc (not autism$peaks and id like to avoid the term aspergers as much as possible)
My new therapist says my OCD symptoms could actually be autism and anxiety, can someone tell me how these overlap? I can’t find any solid information online.
Is it common amongst other autistic folks that we don't notice things unless they are pointed out as something we might be experiencing first? A while ago I met with my sleep doctor and they asked about how often I woke up with headaches. I didn't think I did, but now several months later I've been paying attention and I am noticing headaches all the time, especially when I'm having days where I just don't want to wake up. Maybe I just didn't notice because I deal with back pain all the time too?
Does autism cause you to have an emotionally strange relationship with food? Like I get way past “hangry” I will cry like I lost a loved one if I can’t have a food I want, or even if I feel upset about something, completely unrelated, I will lose any sense of hunger I had before. It’s just weird
I’m trying make my closet more sensory safe and was thinking of getting compression clothing, weighted clothing or something thin but sensory safe to wear under stuff? Have any of these helped for any of you guys and do you have any brand/fabric type suggestions?
I am pretty sure I have autism spectrum disorder, I'm getting diagnosed soon
Anyone else have selective mutism? How do they deal with daily life? Like in terms of Communicating with people and like the depression that comes along side not being at the same level as everyone else in terms of friends and communication:)
hi :) I'm new to the app. Currently in the process to get an autism and/or adhd diagnosis. I'd love to hear others' experiences with this!
What are your safe foods when you are overstimulated? Are you able to eat a balanced diet? I cannot cook in my shared kitchen because of how overstimulating the area is. Now I’m wishing I had just gotten some fast food because I haven’t eaten anything other than a cupcake since breakfast which was also small. Now it’s 10:42pm and I’m so so hungry but there’s no “safe foods” that don’t require cooking and I know I will begin to melt down even going into the kitchen because I have had a meltdown today already from overstimulation. The reason I’m posting is to receive feedback from other autistics possibly about how they have accommodated themselves . I’m considering crafting some kind of kitchenette in my bedroom
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