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RissTheTiger

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How to do I talk to my doctor about my suspected Autism?

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    • lobstertown

      471d

      @RissTheTiger im aussie and id recommend getting a mental health plan to start off probably, you get a certain number of free sessions with a therapist who may be able to help. i'm getting put on one (it was suggested by the doctor when i went for pain 🙄) so i'll lyk how it goes i guess? he did make notes about poor eye contact and ask me about my social life even without me mentioning autism so i assume thats the direction hes going in

    • sakurawolf

      473d

      I've been dealing with this since I was 2. The best way I've done it was either write it down bringing someone with that I can trust I can communicate for me or just flat out tell them even if they're not willing to listen

    • RitaMarie

      474d

      I highly recommend going to Aspect for a diagnosis, they did mine and were wonderful. You can get an appointment without your doctor, but I warn you it can cost anywhere between 500 and 2,000. But they write your diagnosis with the NDIS in mind, depending on the level you get it makes it easier to get a package

    • Maddy391

      474d

      If your ok sharing how old are you and what country are you in? It varies drastically for age and country

      • RissTheTiger

        474d

        @Maddy391 I am 18 and live in Australia.

        • lobstertown

          471d

          @RissTheTiger im aussie and id recommend getting a mental health plan to start off probably, you get a certain number of free sessions with a therapist who may be able to help. i'm getting put on one (it was suggested by the doctor when i went for pain 🙄) so i'll lyk how it goes i guess? he did make notes about poor eye contact and ask me about my social life even without me mentioning autism so i assume thats the direction hes going in

        • Maddy391

          474d

          @RissTheTiger ok, just go to your GP and express concerns, they're probably going to refer you to a psychologist. This is pretty expensive though so if you have good private health cover or parents who are willing to pay it's not a great financial experience. If you're wanting to earn properly medicated I would try anxiety medications first but if it's for a better understanding of yourself and what you might have I'd contact headspace. If it's something you'd really want to doi hope you have the money to pursue it, not a lot of people do at the moment

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