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Dante6197

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just an angry vent about adhd and autism and diagnosing bs so i’ve been trying to get diagnosed with adhd since 2020, and that in itself is a complicated process i know. i’ve been on three different adhd meds, and last year saw a neuropsychologist (for the second time) and they gave me this half ass “attention/concentration deficit” diagnosis. so not 100% adhd. but recently ive realized that i might be on the spectrum. i’ve been self diagnosed as autistic for a couple months now after doing lots and lots of research and it’s made me feel more comfortable with myself. but today, my sister (who’s 19) went into see a neuropsychologist and fucking got diagnosed with adhd and autism after a couple hours! like. wtf?? i don’t know. is this normal? wmaybe i’m just being stupid and dramatic. it’s just been so hard for me to actually be seen and get diagnosed and she can get an autism and adhd diagnosis in one maybe two sessions. it just doesn’t make sense to me. this isn’t me obviously WANTING either adhd or autism. it’s just something i have been genuinely dealing with and it would be nice to have some sort of validation through a diagnosis and it pisses me off how easy it can be for some people. if anyone has any personal experiences or reasons why this may be it would be greatly appreciated. and if anyone bothered reading through this whole thing, God bless you. i apologize for this long rant. i just needed to get it out.

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    • Alinem

      768d

      I suggest trying new therapists/psychologists until something works

    • Alinem

      768d

      I suggest trying new therapists/psychologists until something works

    • KaranotChara

      770d

      I get that, sometimes I wonder if I'm on the spectrum too because of the fact I can't read social cues and have sensory issues, but those can both be classified under the same umbrella because ADHD and autism are way more similar than they look. Autism is more expected to be diagnosed within younger children and it's a lot more rare to be diagnosed with it post-toddler age.

    • Steph_Hehe

      770d

      Thanks you

    • Steph_Hehe

      770d

      You need to really trust yourself. In my opinion one knows themselves best than anyone else best. It’s your brain after all. If you ever have a question, you can come to me. I’ll attempt to help you to the best of my ability. Love you ❤️😹

    • Skai

      770d

      I think it really depends the doctor, my youngest brother was diagnosed with autism at the age of 5-6, and adhd just a year after. I've never been questioned for autism, but was diagnosed with adhd at a random checkup appointment, which I think they did way too fast, no evaluation or anything. So depends the doctor. Some are willing to diagnose off a few symptoms, and some try and put you through some big evaluation.

      • Steph_Hehe

        770d

        @Skai agreed, you might need a change of doctors, that’s perfectly possible

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