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    Assessment for autism

    Hi ive been suffering for many years with anxiety and depression i also have fibromyalgia i have recently been assessed for being on the autistic spectrum the doctor seen to think its possible i have asbergers as i have struggled with understanding life and people im just waiting for the results from the tests it isn't helping my anxiety all this waiting to find out im in my late fortys i guess it will help me understand why ive had such a challenging life

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    About to turn 49 this end and undergoing a diagnosis for ASD in Adults. I already have a certificate (Big requirement these days) for Social Phobia, Major Depressive Disorder, GAD, Bipolar lvl whatever, Agoraphobia and and basically all the other sub categories these new age fang dangled Anxiety and Mental Health Forums use. My grandson has thankfully been getting early intervention which is a great help. Hopefully he will avoid the stress that comes with not being understood.

    All I can say Twichard, is that yes for me learning about the different elements within the new system termed ASD Autistic Spectral Disorder, does help me to understand how the world works, not just myself. It really is a case of not fitting into a world with so many set ways of doing things/conditions. In many ways, it has shown me just how neurotypical people are more limited than those of us with unique perspectives.

    At any rate no matter what the label ... it's good to understand how one ticks as well as others. Just bare in mind ASD is not universal in traits as commonly indoctrinated with various professionals and also suffers looking to find common traits. In other words reading into it will not shed as much truth as coming to know through one's personal experience. Therefore it's really important to be very active in one's diagnosis in relation to Adult ASD. Otherwise the room for misdiagnosis is huge. ASD in Adults is a very tricky thing. My DX is taking quite a long time. I'm in no rush. I have been told several times to expect a some form of confirmation as is mostly paper work from said professionals opinion. That said I am not counting on it.

    All I know is that with the current stigma on mental health labels, ASD will be a welcoming label for me. It's pretty much how I have been fumbling through my life with good success I might had - minus the disorder of neurotypical types that compound the existence for us blessed types ... lol

    Yea man ... it does help to know how these traits come about and how they effect certain individuals. Just be careful with the drama of any label as there are a lot of groups currently not happy with 'their' label being extended into the Asperger category. That's another story. As soon as I was approached about being Asperger like it made a lot of sense for me. However I don't see it as much a disorder as I do for the wold of normality. I'll take whatever label though because that's what is required not to be as abused by those outside the circle of no credentials. Those outside the net ... man ... normality has a way of ending them quick.

    Nothing wrong with being special. Highly recommended when you contrasted with normal.
    Last edited by Ponder; 01-06-2018 at 10:36 PM.

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    One of my friends is Asperger, he is struggling, this is why we know about so he gets the support, he is not here of course, different forum which does not have anything to do with anxiety . He is struggling but slowly following his dreams, beside that he is a genius photographer, The part of world he lives is not as forgiving as you see it here.
    You know now about yourself so you can ajust your plans and goals.
    I wish you good luck and happiness. From the bottom of my heart
    ''“If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.”
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    ― Rabindranath Tagore

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    Thanks for the support im just waiting for the outcome so i now one way or the other

 

 

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