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do i have autism?
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ive been speaking to a therapist for a few months because i tried to kill myself back in april. yesterday we were discussing how i feel emotions and i made an offhand joke about being autistic. she said "well, maybe" and when I asked her if she thought I was actually autistic she said she wasn't a diagnostician. this has been fuckin me up for like 18 hours now and im not sure what to do. should i get tested?

ive been speaking to a therapist for a few months because i tried to kill myself back in april. yesterday we were discussing how i feel emotions and i made an offhand joke about being autistic. she said "well, maybe" and when I asked her if she thought I was actually autistic she said she wasn't a diagnostician. this has been fuckin me up for like 18 hours now and im not sure what to do. should i get tested?
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#2
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yes

yes
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#3
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yes

yes
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#4
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oh ok thank

oh ok thank
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#5
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is there anyway i can help :/

do you take donations?

is there anyway i can help :/

do you take donations?
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#6
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don't worry about it man you got a ton of positive qualities that balance it out

don't worry about it man you got a ton of positive qualities that balance it out
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#7
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shitposting is a bannable offense report hooli

shitposting is a bannable offense report hooli
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#8
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i meant it man, really shows where you head is at if you think that was a shitpost

i meant it man, really shows where you head is at if you think that was a shitpost
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#9
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you couldn't even kill urself right so prob

you couldn't even kill urself right so prob
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#10
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Yes

Yes
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#11
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yea u should probably go to a diagnostician to put ur mind at ease. if u dont have it, then great it might be something else. if u do, then u have a starting point to work from and to understand some things that may have bothered you and made u different ur whole life without u even being aware of it.

yea u should probably go to a diagnostician to put ur mind at ease. if u dont have it, then great it might be something else. if u do, then u have a starting point to work from and to understand some things that may have bothered you and made u different ur whole life without u even being aware of it.
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lolmikesyou couldn't even kill urself right so prob

The fuck is wrong with you, saying that?

Utter moron.

[quote=lolmikes]you couldn't even kill urself right so prob[/quote]
The fuck is wrong with you, saying that?

Utter moron.
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#13
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I mean if you made it through school without being diagnosed and actually do have some sort of spectrum disorder, somebody *really* fucked up, or you don't. But if you're suffering from depression it's not unusual to feel emotionally exhausted and incapable of really feeling anything for periods of time. I wouldn't bother with the autism thing unless you really are having trouble communicating/functioning in certain important fields (school/work) and you think it's due to something aside from depression/anxiety, etc.

I mean if you made it through school without being diagnosed and actually do have some sort of spectrum disorder, somebody *really* fucked up, or you don't. But if you're suffering from depression it's not unusual to feel emotionally exhausted and incapable of really feeling anything for periods of time. I wouldn't bother with the autism thing unless you really are having trouble communicating/functioning in certain important fields (school/work) and you think it's due to something aside from depression/anxiety, etc.
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MarxistI mean if you made it through school without being diagnosed and actually do have some sort of spectrum disorder, somebody *really* fucked up, or you don't. But if you're suffering from depression it's not unusual to feel emotionally exhausted and incapable of really feeling anything for periods of time. I wouldn't bother with the autism thing unless you really are having trouble communicating/functioning in certain important fields (school/work) and you think it's due to something aside from depression/anxiety, etc.

This depends a lot on the school and where on the spectrum he lies. I've been through a similar situation eee is experiencing and saw a therapist a couple years ago and basically had the same conversation lol except I didn't mention autism as a joke since both my wife and mom started to think I was on the spectrum after taking a class about spotting signs of autism in children (they both do daycare/early development). My therapist agreed that I probably was, but would have a difficult time being tested since their's no testing centers for adults in my area.

eee you could take the autism quotient test
https://psychology-tools.com/autism-spectrum-quotient/

The test isn't perfect but basically the higher the score the more likely you are to be autistic. Something like 85% of people with autism score over 32 on that test, even if you do score over 32 on the test you may not be Autistic as only ~40% who score over that threshold are eventually diagnosed as such. Also you're not a sniper or pyro main so it can't be that bad.

[quote=Marxist]I mean if you made it through school without being diagnosed and actually do have some sort of spectrum disorder, somebody *really* fucked up, or you don't. But if you're suffering from depression it's not unusual to feel emotionally exhausted and incapable of really feeling anything for periods of time. I wouldn't bother with the autism thing unless you really are having trouble communicating/functioning in certain important fields (school/work) and you think it's due to something aside from depression/anxiety, etc.[/quote]

This depends a lot on the school and where on the spectrum he lies. I've been through a similar situation eee is experiencing and saw a therapist a couple years ago and basically had the same conversation lol except I didn't mention autism as a joke since both my wife and mom started to think I was on the spectrum after taking a class about spotting signs of autism in children (they both do daycare/early development). My therapist agreed that I probably was, but would have a difficult time being tested since their's no testing centers for adults in my area.

eee you could take the autism quotient test
https://psychology-tools.com/autism-spectrum-quotient/

The test isn't perfect but basically the higher the score the more likely you are to be autistic. Something like 85% of people with autism score over 32 on that test, even if you do score over 32 on the test you may not be Autistic as only ~40% who score over that threshold are eventually diagnosed as such. Also you're not a sniper or pyro main so it can't be that bad.
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Obihttp://i.imgur.com/ViGCLvv.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/3IRtPKE.jpg

did i win

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did i win
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#17
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Comangliaeee you could take the autism quotient test
https://psychology-tools.com/autism-spectrum-quotient/

The test isn't perfect but basically the higher the score the more likely you are to be autistic. Something like 85% of people with autism score over 32 on that test, even if you do score over 32 on the test you may not be Autistic as only ~40% who score over that threshold are eventually diagnosed as such. Also you're not a sniper or pyro main so it can't be that bad.

just gonna say that that test is most likely complete BS and wildly inaccurate. if you want to get an indication of whether you have autism or not, see a professional. online tests can't replace someone who's been in training to learn about this stuff for years (yet). like, the chance that the test would even be relatively accurate is pretty low to begin with.

[quote=Comanglia]
eee you could take the autism quotient test
https://psychology-tools.com/autism-spectrum-quotient/

The test isn't perfect but basically the higher the score the more likely you are to be autistic. Something like 85% of people with autism score over 32 on that test, even if you do score over 32 on the test you may not be Autistic as only ~40% who score over that threshold are eventually diagnosed as such. Also you're not a sniper or pyro main so it can't be that bad.[/quote]

just gonna say that that test is most likely complete BS and wildly inaccurate. if you want to get an indication of whether you have autism or not, see a professional. online tests can't replace someone who's been in training to learn about this stuff for years (yet). like, the chance that the test would even be relatively accurate is pretty low to begin with.
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All_Over_RSComangliaeee you could take the autism quotient test
https://psychology-tools.com/autism-spectrum-quotient/

The test isn't perfect but basically the higher the score the more likely you are to be autistic. Something like 85% of people with autism score over 32 on that test, even if you do score over 32 on the test you may not be Autistic as only ~40% who score over that threshold are eventually diagnosed as such. Also you're not a sniper or pyro main so it can't be that bad.

just gonna say that that test is most likely complete BS and wildly inaccurate. if you want to get an indication of whether you have autism or not, see a professional. online tests can't replace someone who's been in training to learn about this stuff for years (yet).

http://docs.autismresearchcentre.com/papers/2001_BCetal_AQ.pdf

It's not meant as a diagnostic test but results have been ruled as significant. Scoring higher than 32 has a strong likely hood of Autism, while being below 26 is exceptionally rare among people with ASD.

[quote=All_Over_RS][quote=Comanglia]
eee you could take the autism quotient test
https://psychology-tools.com/autism-spectrum-quotient/

The test isn't perfect but basically the higher the score the more likely you are to be autistic. Something like 85% of people with autism score over 32 on that test, even if you do score over 32 on the test you may not be Autistic as only ~40% who score over that threshold are eventually diagnosed as such. Also you're not a sniper or pyro main so it can't be that bad.[/quote]

just gonna say that that test is most likely complete BS and wildly inaccurate. if you want to get an indication of whether you have autism or not, see a professional. online tests can't replace someone who's been in training to learn about this stuff for years (yet).[/quote]

http://docs.autismresearchcentre.com/papers/2001_BCetal_AQ.pdf

It's not meant as a diagnostic test but results have been ruled as significant. Scoring higher than 32 has a strong likely hood of Autism, while being below 26 is exceptionally rare among people with ASD.
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This will be useful the next time someone on the internet calls me an autist

https://i.imgur.com/Ry5WmsZ.png

This will be useful the next time someone on the internet calls me an autist

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"Scores in the 0-25 range indicate little or no Autistic traits." that means it's possible to get 25 and have no autistic traits so those 25 questions don't mean much. But if you get a bit more than that you might have asperger's syndrome??
Please don't trust an online autism test one bit.

"Scores in the 0-25 range indicate little or no Autistic traits." that means it's possible to get 25 and have no autistic traits so those 25 questions don't mean much. But if you get a bit more than that you might have asperger's syndrome??
Please don't trust an online autism test one bit.
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syph"Scores in the 0-25 range indicate little or no Autistic traits." that means it's possible to get 25 and have no autistic traits so those 25 questions don't mean much. But if you get a bit more than that you might have asperger's syndrome??
Please don't trust an online autism test one bit.

Again posting this study http://docs.autismresearchcentre.com/papers/2001_BCetal_AQ.pdf

There's hard numbers in there fewer than 5% of people with ASD score below 25 in this study. Also you'll notice that within this study in the appendix is all the questions used for the test and how much each answer contributes to the score. It isn't some madeup online test.

For anyone who takes this that thinks they have issues with Autism and answers the questions honestly scoring below 25 means it highly unlikely they're autistic, but if they're over 32 they should go seek professional help if they feel the need to do so.

[quote=syph]"Scores in the 0-25 range indicate little or no Autistic traits." that means it's possible to get 25 and have no autistic traits so those 25 questions don't mean much. But if you get a bit more than that you might have asperger's syndrome??
Please don't trust an online autism test one bit.[/quote]

Again posting this study http://docs.autismresearchcentre.com/papers/2001_BCetal_AQ.pdf

There's hard numbers in there fewer than 5% of people with ASD score below 25 in this study. Also you'll notice that within this study in the appendix is all the questions used for the test and how much each answer contributes to the score. It isn't some madeup online test.

For anyone who takes this that thinks they have issues with Autism and answers the questions honestly scoring below 25 means it highly unlikely they're autistic, but if they're over 32 they should go seek professional help if they feel the need to do so.
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#22
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If you need help of some sort don't be afraid to reach out to me i guess.

When I was very little I was diagnosed with a mild form of autism (and I did have symptoms that showed it)

But it gets a stronger grip on you whenever you are depressed or somewhat emotionally distressed. When I got out of middle school and was able to control my emotions better I feel that autism doesn't have really any affect on my life now, and people think I'm a normal human being now.

If you made it this far without being diagnosed as autistic you definitely might not be, could be your depression/ mixed feelings talking.

If you need help of some sort don't be afraid to reach out to me i guess.

When I was very little I was diagnosed with a mild form of autism (and I did have symptoms that showed it)

But it gets a stronger grip on you whenever you are depressed or somewhat emotionally distressed. When I got out of middle school and was able to control my emotions better I feel that autism doesn't have really any affect on my life now, and people think I'm a normal human being now.

If you made it this far without being diagnosed as autistic you definitely might not be, could be your depression/ mixed feelings talking.
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Personaly I refuse to believe I have any kinda disorder, because then I have to deal with it.

Personaly I refuse to believe I have any kinda disorder, because then I have to deal with it.
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#24
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Can I get my autism certification now?

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Obihttp://i.imgur.com/ViGCLvv.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/h6h4OHc.jpg

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THEBILLDOZERObihttp://i.imgur.com/ViGCLvv.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/3IRtPKE.jpg
did i win

dang that was like your Kobayashi Maru wasn't it

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did i win[/quote]
dang that was like your Kobayashi Maru wasn't it
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#27
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i got 33 lmfao fuck

if you are diagnosed with autism just be glad you aren't still in school. I was forced into several programs to help me because of my diagnosis and I couldn't leave for several years, I was only allowed to leave once I was re-evaluated and had my diagnosis revoked

i got 33 lmfao fuck

if you are diagnosed with autism just be glad you aren't still in school. I was forced into several programs to help me because of my diagnosis and I couldn't leave for several years, I was only allowed to leave once I was re-evaluated and had my diagnosis revoked
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trippai got 33 lmfao fuck

if you are diagnosed with autism just be glad you aren't still in school. I was forced into several programs to help me because of my diagnosis and I couldn't leave for several years, I was only allowed to leave once I was re-evaluated and had my diagnosis revoked

I got 36, haven't and probably won't get diagnosed until after I have children that may/may not have autism. Not that it matters alot to me if I am or not, but apparently autism testing in adults is basically nonexistent (largely in part due to people who grew up with ASD so long as it wasn't extremely severe developed coping mechanisms that masks a lot of the symptoms)

[quote=trippa]i got 33 lmfao fuck

if you are diagnosed with autism just be glad you aren't still in school. I was forced into several programs to help me because of my diagnosis and I couldn't leave for several years, I was only allowed to leave once I was re-evaluated and had my diagnosis revoked[/quote]

I got 36, haven't and probably won't get diagnosed until after I have children that may/may not have autism. Not that it matters alot to me if I am or not, but apparently autism testing in adults is basically nonexistent (largely in part due to people who grew up with ASD so long as it wasn't extremely severe developed coping mechanisms that masks a lot of the symptoms)
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#29
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Honestly, if you really do feel bothered by it (it as in the possibility you might have autism), i sugest checking yourself out with a professional, but otherwise i'd say you should just continue living on like you have been
i also recommend taking the test comanglia linked, it might not be 100% accurate but it might help you out with your decision
this is just my opinion tho

Honestly, if you really do feel bothered by it (it as in the possibility you might have autism), i sugest checking yourself out with a professional, but otherwise i'd say you should just continue living on like you have been
i also recommend taking the test comanglia linked, it might not be 100% accurate but it might help you out with your decision
this is just my opinion tho
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#30
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Obihttp://i.imgur.com/ViGCLvv.jpg

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