how did you get diagnosed with autism? i am going to have a neurological exam soon, very nervous but i think im autistic..
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
i really wish i could help, i really hope someone can 😅 i have mine scheduled in may- i’ve been told by so many doctors that i am but we’ve been on the waitlist for over a year to get a neuro exam. i hope the best for you !
Neurological exams usually cannot tell. Those are usually done to diagnose tourettes, seizures, Parkinson’s, or other neurological disorders.
Autism is a Neurodevelopmental disorder and as such is usually diagnosed by neuropsychologists or sometimes other psychologists.
I was diagnosed by a neuropsych. It cost $5,000 and a 9mo wait. I don’t recommend doing an official diagnosis unless you need the accommodations or assurance. If you do proper research on autism and the community makes you feel understood/supported, you can just self-diagnose.
Same, I had a three month wait to see a neuropsychiatrist and it was like 15k (w/o insurance). Most of their diagnosis was based off a pdf of all the experiences that made me consider myself autistic, so sdx is usually correct and valid.
I was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at a very young age, so I don't really remember all of it.
By a psychiatrist I was seeing it was through a few inventories and I didn’t think I had but was shocked when the results came in
i got mine from clinical trials and exams when i was a young age. i recommend getting an actual autism diagnosis
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