while i’m on the topic, i’d like to post this in the #self diagnosis tag.
i talked to a psychologist on saturday, and she flat out told me that unless you NEED resources and will only be able to get them with a professional diagnosis, then there is no point in getting professionally diagnosed w autism as an adult, and that self diagnosis is perfectly fine.
even so i’m going to try to get a professional diagnosis, though they’re not covered by most insurances and are said to be costly, and it’s apparently fairly difficult considering that there aren’t many adult autism specialists, but that’s for personal reassurance and my own personal issues.
but i’ve talked to my family. i’ve given them resources about autism to look at and read. they agree with me that i’m autistic, even though it’s not something they want to believe.
my point is: STOP SHITTING ON PPL WHO SELF DIAGNOSE W AUTISM.
psychology is a baby science anyway. it hasn’t been around for that long and a lot of it is guess work. so calm the fuck down and leave self diagnosed autistics alone.
—passionate psychology major