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AshandFyre

456d

I recently started talking to a new therapist and she referred me to a psychologist for an autism assessment. My assesment is at the end of the month and time is flying by. I'm ready for someone to finally understand me but I'm worried as hell that I'll get misunderstood.

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    • GlitchSky

      444d

      I was worried about the same thing. What I did was look up the diagnosis criteria in the DSM 5. I went through each thing that was listed and wrote in my notepad about how I'm experienced said symptom, how I still do and what I do to help it. Making sure everything was already there and organized helped me made sure I wasn't misunderstood

    • GlitchSky

      444d

      I was worried about the same thing. What I did was look up the diagnosis criteria in the DSM 5. I went through each thing that was listed and wrote in my notepad about how I'm experienced said symptom, how I still do and what I do to help it. Making sure everything was already there and organized helped me made sure I wasn't misunderstood

    • NamesAreHard

      454d

      I’ve been there. I actually just got my diagnosis today! Don’t let imposter syndrome get you down. You know yourself better than anyone, and there’s a reason you’re getting evaluated. Just hang in there and try not to doubt yourself!

    • EliteLexy

      455d

      It is always a risk but as long as you are prepared and willing to advocate for yourself, you should be more than fine. I am excited for you!

      • AshandFyre

        455d

        @EliteLexy thank you, i appreciate it

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