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devlove

752d

I wanted to know if anyone else has had a similar experience with their PTSD journey as I do. I was told I exhibit signs of high functioning autism and that I should get tested but the person who gave the test said it was most likely just from the PTSD. has your ptsd symptoms mimicked autism or is it just me?

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    • BigNastyHomo

      752d

      I actually talked to a friend about this. Trauma symptoms can mimic autistic traits, especially if you experienced trauma young. Ex. I have trouble looking people in the eyes but it stems from the fear I could be harmed and not because it’s uncomfortable.

    • Rosita

      749d

      I was told by a non licensed or educated person that I could have ADD because they were watching a video on it and it described me.

    • finnfinn97

      750d

      My mom was and still is convinced I am autistic despite being tested for it. I have CPTSD tho lol

    • LunarPlanet

      750d

      I actually work with people with developmental disabilities including autism. It’s opened my eyes to how much my ptsd relates to the people I help every day. I definitely think they can mirror each other a lot I do know my therapist has told me ptsd and adhd also are a lot similar

    • Aceyp

      750d

      Not 100% sure but I exhibit some autism traits (no diagnosis) and have PTSD, definitely could be a link but also could just be a coincidence

    • logie

      751d

      Yes me too! They said I had autism but it was severe anxiety PTSD social anxiety and night terrors

    • devlove

      751d

      oh okay thanks!! i didn't know that, that's what i was told it was. sorry!

    • devlove

      752d

      okay! i actually do have a problem with eye contact haha. thanks for replying!

    • BigNastyHomo

      752d

      I actually talked to a friend about this. Trauma symptoms can mimic autistic traits, especially if you experienced trauma young. Ex. I have trouble looking people in the eyes but it stems from the fear I could be harmed and not because it’s uncomfortable.

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