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Has anyone else been diagnosed with ASD/ADHD later in life and had an epiphany that something big that happened to you growing up is connected to your diagnosis? Like, I got two crowns when I was 13. I’d managed to crack my teeth through biting down in an effort to avoid physically aggressive outbursts. I’d love to hear if anyone else had similar realisations.

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    • Asoingberg

      505d

      I got diagnosed with ADHD this year being 20 years old. I was so confused because I was mostly doing well in school, but then I remembered my extreme hyperfixations, anger problems, and how I couldn't really fit in so it made sense.

    • minime273

      503d

      I got diagnosed with ADHD in 2020 and got my self-diagnosis of ASD confirmed with my doctor a few months ago. Looking back, these two things connect all the dots I couldn't figure out before, including all my anger and my inability to make friends.

    • Keeby

      503d

      I was diagnosed with autism at 17 after struggling for years 😥

      • Keeby

        503d

        @Keeby I also have Attention deficit disorder

    • Haleyc210

      503d

      Yes. Adhd. Mine are related to hyper sensitive outbursts, or moments where I froze up from emotional overwhelm.

    • juliacool

      504d

      Yes I have both of them so I understand how you feel

    • Lyzard

      504d

      I always got migraines when I went to the mall, never knew why but I was overstimulated!!

    • Ash.G

      504d

      I was diagnosed with ADHD and something some countries consider a part of ASD but in Canada it's separate just so they can keep the philosophy that more males are autistic then females. My epiphanies happened a few months before I got tested when I was in grade 11. I was diagnosed in grade 12. I was still getting over my grandmother's death when I was in grade 10 and my anxiety was bad. I even peed in the dance classroom. My stimming even got more noticeable and I could barely eat.

    • Asoingberg

      505d

      I got diagnosed with ADHD this year being 20 years old. I was so confused because I was mostly doing well in school, but then I remembered my extreme hyperfixations, anger problems, and how I couldn't really fit in so it made sense.

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