Too long didn’t read: I think I might be autistic, do you think these things seem like ASD?I have not been diagnosed with ASD. I’m wondering if y’all think these things seem like autistic traits. In elementary school I would match personalities to the friend group that I was with to seem cool around them. And I remember in elementary school and middle school there were a couple years where I would come home after school and every single day and cry, that seems like maybe being exhausted from masking. Could be other things though. Also in 6th grade I wore the same exact outfit every single day. Same sweatshirt, rotate between 2 of the same pants, same shoes. And in summer I had 4 different colors of the same shirt that I would wear. And I wore my hair in a low ponytail every single day because I didn’t want it down. I have comfort movies like the grinch and Wallace and Grommit and flushed away and the little mermaid that I watch a lot when I don’t know what else to watch or when I’m trying to fall asleep or when I’m upset or anything. Also I literally am never not entertained I am always listening to something or watching something but that’s probably more like ADHD. In 12th grade I watched the grinch every day I probably watched it at least 200 times while doing homework or sleeping or literally anything. I was super overwhelmed that year. I am diagnosed with ADHD and as you may know some ADHD traits are also seen in autism so I also fidget literally all the time nonstop. I also am sensitive to sensory stuff like loud noises and TOUCH ugh especially when I didn’t see it coming. I have some sameness things like needing tv volume numbers to be 1,3,5,7,10. I need to know when we are doing the last time before we stop something so that I know it’s the last time otherwise it feels weird and too abrupt and uncomfortable to stop (ex: playing a game). I love to talk in accents and sometimes copy what people say, then I say sorry after because I don’t want them to think I’m making fun of them. I sometimes forget to ask about how other people’s days were and I only talk about myself and then leave. I forget about people when I’m not with them so I don’t really miss them “normally” I am happy to see them again, but I can’t honestly say that I missed them. I don’t always like eye contact, I think a lot of the time I do it because I know that it is expected of me. What do y’all think, can you relate? Thank you!
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
this sounds like a lot of symptoms of different things. I see things that could point to a personality disorder like BPD or DPD, OCD, and ASD. definitely do research and find a therapist if possible
Yes it’s confusing! I’ll look into it more, thank you
I would say definitely possible. maybe look into ocd as a comorbidity.
definitely possible! as you know a lot of those can overlap with other conditions so i see how it's confusing
I see a lot of other conditions but autism is definitely in there. I'd probably start to get diagnosed if I was you.
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