mars_420

89d

have yall ever been told by a doctor that you have all the symptoms of autism but theres no way you have it cuz you can talk a lot or is that just me?

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

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  • Jolene

    89d

    No I know how it feels because a lot of people say I don’t look autistic

    • mars_420

      89d

      see today i just got told by a doctor that i "react to touch the way someone with asd would" and i "have all the signs of someone with asd" but i talk a good amount so cant be like what?? how does one have all the symptoms and signs yet not have it

      • xe

        89d

        A lot of doctors use harmful stereotypes. If the doctor is following the DSM there’s nothing in the criteria about talking too much lol.

    • Lin92

      89d

      I got the reaction from my mom, "but you're too emotional"

      • mars_420

        89d

        it really feels like these people who "know more about it" then we do don't actually yk?

  • Lin92

    89d

    Sounds like your doctor doesn't know anything about autsism

    • Lin92

      89d

      Autism*

    • mars_420

      89d

      right?! that one said that and then another one said even tho i have all the symptoms i cant have it cuz i recognized the facial expressions of a kids book like a drawing from a kids books facial expressions are more a dramatic then real human ones and drawings faces don't change!

  • melanchollie

    89d

    UGH i got told that i had all the symptoms, but i couldn't possibly be autistic because i hit my early childhood development milestones early. like??? that's still abnormal tho??

    • mars_420

      88d

      it makes no sense!! like i thought these people where supposed to know better but it sure dosnt seem like it!

  • ForgetfulFerret

    88d

    Autism is a broad range or spectrum(hence why it’s called Autism Spectrum Disorder[ASD]). There are people with autism that are “higher functioning” and those where it’s more pronounced. I made it almost 30 years before I got evaluated for memory stuff and the dr told me “your memory is working fine, you’re autistic” and I was like “ohh that makes a lot of sense actually.” Some of us mask better than others so we get overlooked because our autism isn’t “as severe”as others(read that as “not as noticeable”). My parents were shocked when I told them and gave all the excuses under the sun as to how it wasn’t obvious when I was a child. I’d say reach out to a therapist/psychologist and not just a GP as they’re better equipped to give a diagnosis and usually a lot nicer.

    • mars_420

      88d

      okay thank you so much i will definitely try to!!

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