Autism High-functioning autism

loneliness

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I suspect I have this, but I have never had the courage to ask a doctor about it.

I just feel like it is a strong possibility. I like repetition and repetitive habits, really dislike change, I have some really bad social difficulties and I am very sensitive. I find I can fixate on something and will obsess over it.

These could just be related to my OCD, but I'm not sure. It feels like there is more there, as I really struggle socially. I'm not too great at reading social cues, either.
 

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My daughter has high functioning Autism along with selective mutism. If you really suspect that you have it then I would talk to your doctor so they can refer you for an assessment.
 

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Would you not want to know? It could help explain things for you.
When I was diagnosed with bpd a lot of things fell into place.
And I think you deserve to make the most of your life and there are things holding you back. You are to good a person so I feel you should get all the help you can get.
 

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@loneliness it's better to get a proper diagnosis rather than try to self diagnose imo , also we are all on the autism spectrum so not unusual for you to stop some traits in yourself but talk to the professionals they will know for sure.
 

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@loneliness it's better to get a proper diagnosis rather than try to self diagnose imo , also we are all on the autism spectrum so not unusual for you to stop some traits in yourself but talk to the professionals they will know for sure.
That is very true.

I will be sure to speak to my doctor about this. I wasn't trying to self-diagnose, I just wanted to go over reasons why I think I could have it. I know doing that too often without seeking professional help can be a real problem.
 

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I have high-functioning autism. I agree you should talk to a professional if you are concerned. If you have any specific questions I'll do my best to answer.
 

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That is very true.

I will be sure to speak to my doctor about this. I wasn't trying to self-diagnose, I just wanted to go over reasons why I think I could have it. I know doing that too often without seeking professional help can be a real problem.
Hey did you get any further with this?
 

Harry

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I have a super dislike for changes. I love the way things are in rythm. I like order in general. Is that a wrong sign ? I mean, who would want to build a country every day? A half example is it ? I meant to say that it is hard to rebuild the way we do things. Like, find a new beautician every time, a new mall every next time we need to buy things and so on. How convenient it is to do things as we have always done, for years.

I mean no disrespect to the condition, but I do not think that it is something bad. A lot of people like that and it is very convenient too.
 

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Anyone has it personally? Apparently, high functioning autistic people like me have no social or communication skills, but have a super ability. For example, for me personally, I can process just about any information in any language in any form, given that it's not talking to the other directly or etc. Other high functioning autistic people have other special gifts themselves, I think that should be put to good use instead of letting them waste it. Wha do you guys think of it personally?
 

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I would go and get the opinion of a psychologist. Sometimes stuff that people do, are just multiple issues that someone might have, but fits the general description of one thing, when it might be something else. My father had a work buddy in the airforce that, he believes may have had it, but because of the practices in the military at the time, he feared suggesting the guy check with a doctor, because of the potential of the guy being kicked out of the military.
 
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