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mars_420

586d

have yall ever been told by a doctor that you have all the symptoms of autism but theres no way you have it cuz you can talk a lot or is that just me?

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    • Chronicallyenby

      239d

      I had a psychiatrist tell me that I must not have autism because I was being social and talking with her. I hate that it took me over a year to get a psychiatrist and this is what I get.

    • Chronicallyenby

      239d

      I had a psychiatrist tell me that I must not have autism because I was being social and talking with her. I hate that it took me over a year to get a psychiatrist and this is what I get.

    • Alex1325

      239d

      One doctor kept referring to a psychiatrist who wrote a report on me while I was heavily masking and intoxicated as a reason to why I didn't have autism. For obvious reasons that doctor is no longer my doctor and I have made a complaint about him. He also kept saying that I was temporarily and permanently disabled which makes no sense

    • ForgetfulFerret

      585d

      Autism is a broad range or spectrum(hence why it’s called Autism Spectrum Disorder[ASD]). There are people with autism that are “higher functioning” and those where it’s more pronounced. I made it almost 30 years before I got evaluated for memory stuff and the dr told me “your memory is working fine, you’re autistic” and I was like “ohh that makes a lot of sense actually.” Some of us mask better than others so we get overlooked because our autism isn’t “as severe”as others(read that as “not as noticeable”). My parents were shocked when I told them and gave all the excuses under the sun as to how it wasn’t obvious when I was a child. I’d say reach out to a therapist/psychologist and not just a GP as they’re better equipped to give a diagnosis and usually a lot nicer.

      • mars_420

        584d

        @ForgetfulFerret okay thank you so much i will definitely try to!!

    • melanchollie

      586d

      UGH i got told that i had all the symptoms, but i couldn't possibly be autistic because i hit my early childhood development milestones early. like??? that's still abnormal tho??

      • mars_420

        585d

        @melanchollie it makes no sense!! like i thought these people where supposed to know better but it sure dosnt seem like it!

    • Lin92

      586d

      Sounds like your doctor doesn't know anything about autsism

      • mars_420

        586d

        @Lin92 right?! that one said that and then another one said even tho i have all the symptoms i cant have it cuz i recognized the facial expressions of a kids book like a drawing from a kids books facial expressions are more a dramatic then real human ones and drawings faces don't change!

      • Lin92

        586d

        @Lin92 Autism*

    • Jolene

      586d

      No I know how it feels because a lot of people say I don’t look autistic

      • Lin92

        586d

        @Jolene I got the reaction from my mom, "but you're too emotional"

        • mars_420

          586d

          @Lin92 it really feels like these people who "know more about it" then we do don't actually yk?

      • mars_420

        586d

        @Jolene see today i just got told by a doctor that i "react to touch the way someone with asd would" and i "have all the signs of someone with asd" but i talk a good amount so cant be like what?? how does one have all the symptoms and signs yet not have it

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