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Old April 11th, 2018, 07:03 PM   #1
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Does anyone know a good online test for autism/aspergers? I've been trying to find a proper one that's not just a stupid quiz.

I've been having a few people tell me that I'm autistic recently...I know it's stupid but it's planted a little seed of doubt in my head and its making me kinda paranoid about it. I'm kinda awkward/anxious with people sometimes and not very good at really making close close friends but I've always just thought it was me being weird.

Anyways, some kind of "offical" type test would be good before I actually go see a doctor in case I'm just told "Dont worry, you're just weird"

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Old April 12th, 2018, 02:12 AM   #2
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I don't consider those quizzes to be a viable source of information.

As someone with high-functioning autism (stage I, lowest), you usually just feel it. People make you mad without a true understanding as to why. Things feel too subtle sometimes and that makes you uncomfortable. You like being alone, and that's really the way you feel that you can console yourself. Socializing with people is hard at times, words can get stumbled at times even when you already know what you're going to say. Staring people in the eye is such a challenge.

For me, it is really mental. I feel like it's something I can console myself with, and most of the time, I can. It does have its challenges, but if your head is in the right spot, it usually doesn't feel like much. Making things simple just feels like it keeps me at peace.

I consider myself to be mentally strong, I'm confident in myself and that allows me to take strides that I really don't notice at times.

I don't take medications, mostly because there really isn't a true medication that treats autism, because it's a disorder that really can't be treated as a whole, they can only take away certain abilities that it has.

This could also be because I was given therapy early on as a child. I went to therapy at school and also took speech therapy.

Nowadays, it's not nearly as much of an issue as it was when I was young. I feel like it has greatly depleted. There's times where I feel genuine and normal, if that makes any sense. The last time I had a major episode of emotional distress was roughly two years ago.

You'll just feel it.

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Old April 21st, 2018, 07:12 AM   #3
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Hi Louise,

You shouldn't let people tell you how you should/shouldn't be or what you should/shouldn't do. I don't know how old you are, but irrespective of that, over time you'll realise that the opinions of other people don't matter - as long as you feel okay about yourself, then that's fine. After all, it is your life.

However, if this particular situation bothers you, I certainly recommend you to book yourself into your local GP and ask for a diagnosis? They are professional, they won't judge you, they know what they're doing, so you're in safe hands.

I don't recommend self-diagnosing yourself via the Internet.

Hope that helps,

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Old April 21st, 2018, 07:50 AM   #4
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To get a proper diagnosis, you need a professional. Someone who knows exactly what to look for and will be able to help you out.

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Old March 11th, 2019, 06:30 PM   #5
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Quizes aren't really reliable. If you really don't think you are autistic, just ignore them. If you feel that you really are, talk with a doctor.

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Old March 29th, 2019, 06:41 PM   #6
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I've been convinced I'm autistic for ages, but never worked up the courage to go to the doctors about it, because I've heard horror stories about how hard it can be sometimes to get referred through the NHS in the UK and think the GP would just bat me away.

For me it's the usual stuff: social situations baffle me, certain sounds/sights/smells can be overwhelming, crowds are a nightmare, keeping eye contact is just horrible, sticking rigidly to routines to avoid meltdowns...

It's not like I want any support or anything, it'd just be more for my own confirmation and piece of mind I suppose.
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Old April 21st, 2019, 12:25 PM   #7
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As others have said, in my experience using any kind of online 'test' to try to diagnose anything in yourself, regardless of what it is, just tends to confirm something that's not really there.

I wouldn't worry too much about whether you do or don't have something, why would you want to know that? I definitely wouldn't.

Bottom line, don't take anything that you find on the Internet for real, because I can guarantee you that it's probably not accurate. There's an old saying that if you're looking for trouble, you're sure to find it, and this is one of those situations.

Also, remember that those people calling you "autistic" aren't professionals, nor are they probably serious about it. They're just calling you names, they don't really understand what that means, in their mind it's like calling you dumb, which obviously isn't okay either, but you see my point.

Hope this helps, and good luck!

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Old May 12th, 2019, 03:36 PM   #8
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I am autistic, and I'd suggest not doing online tests, and just talk to someone you trust about getting proper testing!
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Old May 12th, 2019, 06:32 PM   #9
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You got some good advice here

Iíll add that....IF you are autistic (which should be diagnosed by a professional) not an on line quiz or peer opinions, you should not feel bad or awkward about it
Be comfortable in your own skin
Itís not a disease, itís just who you are, and thatís that
Just learn to accept and embrace who you are

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