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Does anyone know if I can get a formal autism assessment without actually getting an official diagnosis (if they find that I do actually have it)? I’m pretty sure I’m autistic but I would like to know for certain that I’m not just making it up but I don’t want a formal diagnosis because of the issues that it can cause. Any advice would be appreciated!

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    • Noir

      363d

      You can try to speak with a therapist? I been told you can do evaluations with them.

    • Noir

      363d

      You can try to speak with a therapist? I been told you can do evaluations with them.

    • AlmedaRose

      372d

      If you do not use insurance for the evaluation, then it won't be on a public record or shared health care record. If you need the results to obtain benefits or adjustments, though, you will likely need an official diagnosis.

    • Bre19

      373d

      It varies it is best to talk to a professional about it

    • HauntedHarlequin

      378d

      I live in the USA (state laws may vary) but as far as I know my diagnosis is not shared with anyone unless I choose to do so.

    • Drake_Cake

      378d

      I can definitely understand worrying about the stigma with medical doctors. Especially if you're afab or female presenting. Where I live medical doctors weren't able to see what a therapist or psychiatrist diagnosed you with until a new law passed. You'd have to look into the laws where you live, but you might be able to get a diagnosis without worrying about how it would effect doctor appointments for your physical health if that's what you're worried about.

☝ This content is generated by our users and it is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision

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One user mentioned that "unless you are in need of medication for anxiety or such, there really is no need to get diagnosed as an adult. And even then, most doctors will treat the symptoms without a diagnosis." However, it's important to consult with a professional if you have concerns about your mental health.

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