♎ Mackinac Island Fanatic
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: At the bottom of Lake Algonquin (Michigan)
I wish I could be assessed for ASD, but when I asked a psychiatrist for a referral for one she very bluntly refused ("No, no, no," shaking her head), which embarrassed and discouraged me. Even she agreed I show signs, my former psychologist thought the same (but never followed up), and it would explain a lot that social anxiety disorder alone doesn't. My theory is they don't like diagnosing older people, especially women, around here. I guess it doesn't matter much because even with an assessment/diagnosis, I don't have anywhere to seek treatment/help anyway. :/ I especially feel like a fraud trying to post on autism-themed forums without a diagnosis so I don't have anywhere/anyone to discuss it with.
Good luck with your own attempt at assessment.
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Det. Kristeva: "If it were legal you'd marry me, right?"
Det. Devetko: "Definitely."
(It's legal now!! But Kristeva's already married. ;_; )
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