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Owlstoe

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Has anyone here been misdiagnosed with Bipolar disorder when they are actually autistic? I’m in the process of getting an autism diagnosis and I have been told that my bipolar may have been an incorrect diagnosis. (I was diagnosed 10 years ago when I was 18 with bipolar 1, I never knew so many symptoms could overlap with autism).

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    • Stevie

      0d

      Having 2 diagnosis some of them can look the same ok. I have bipolar and autism one is a mental illness and one is what someone is bone with ok . What I know is that autism and ADHD can look like the same or can be misdiagnosed ok . I have been misdiagnosed so many times in my life time . Ok

    • Stevie

      0d

      Having 2 diagnosis some of them can look the same ok. I have bipolar and autism one is a mental illness and one is what someone is bone with ok . What I know is that autism and ADHD can look like the same or can be misdiagnosed ok . I have been misdiagnosed so many times in my life time . Ok

    • Taz1295

      1d

      Have you looked into highly sensitive person (hsp)(sensory processing sensitivity)? I was diagnosed with bipolar, but felt like I could have been autistic. Then I ran across a questionnaire about being highly sensitive, it explained so much about my symptoms. I still believe I am bipolar, it runs in my family. And sometimes they overlap.

    • Shan1997

      37d

      Not bipolar but borderline yes, it could be co-morbid with autism?

      • Owlstoe

        37d

        @Shan1997 what was the process like when you realized it wasn’t borderline and was actually austism?

        • Shan1997

          33d

          @Owlstoe That was my own research as I followed autistic social media profiles/groups for my son and my sister who have been diagnosed and things that borderline doesn't have, described me too such as pattern recognition and sensory issues

      • Owlstoe

        37d

        @Shan1997 it’s possible that I have both but when I look at my bipolar symptoms that overlap they do make more sense with autism. Most of all my bipolar symptoms are actually sensory related.

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There are individuals who have shared their experiences of being misdiagnosed with conditions like Bipolar disorder, ADHD, anxiety and depression before getting a correct diagnosis of Autism. Some people have mentioned that it took them years to get the correct diagnosis and they had to advocate for themselves as they felt the initial diagnoses didn't fit their symptoms. It's also been noted that many mental health conditions can have overlapping symptoms which can lead to confusion in diagnosis.

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