Everywhere You Go: Diagnosis Topic
I was diagnosed in 2009 with Asperger's Syndrome, which is now obsolete with the 2013 north american psycology system. I've been studying autism since that time, and follow support groups to get a sense of what medications, treatments, assistance works for people and does not.
One thing you find quickly is the disaster that diagnosis is as a topic. So I'm compiling just some samples of daily encounters. The medical community has left a huge number of people confused, stressed, and constantly concerned/communicating about "diagnosis".
2023-02-01 I think autism is common in my family
2023-02-02 How do I stop doubting my diagnosis?
2023-02-03 My other mental health doctors aren't supportive of me seeking a diagnosis
2023-02-06 Getting a quasi-official diagnosis and talking with family about it (Germany)
2023-02-07 A "Spectrum-semi-formal-dx" flair? (So much resistance from the medical community to make diagnosis easy and friendly, that you get people who turn around)
2023-02-09 should i tell my therapist that i think i might be Autistic? "i’m from europe, so our system is probably very different from the states or other countries outside the eu. but an opportunity has recently come up for me to speak with a psychiatrist. while i would have to wait up to two years for an official diagnosis,"
2023-02-10 How did you get your late diagnosis?
Why people are turning to social media for ADHD and autism 'diagnosis'
2023-02-14 Diagnosis timeline
2023-02-17 A step closer to a dx
2022-02-28 So I had my assessment this morning, holy shit are they intense