RissTheTiger

68d

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

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Generalized pain

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  • Maddy391

    68d

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

    • RissTheTiger

      68d

      I am 18 and live in Australia.

      • Maddy391

        68d

        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

      • lobstertown

        65d

        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

  • RitaMarie

    68d

    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

  • sakurawolf

    68d

    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

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