It's up to you whether you want to get diagnosed or not but there are some things to consider:
1. If you don't get officially diagnosed, you can still do self-improvement through books on this subject or with the help of some type of therapy such as occupational therapy. It really depends on your...
Best answer: It's up to you whether you want to get diagnosed or not but there are some things to consider:
1. If you don't get officially diagnosed, you can still do self-improvement through books on this subject or with the help of some type of therapy such as occupational therapy. It really depends on your symptoms. Some things can change while some cannot but you can always adjust your living circumstances. I think it helps if you meet people who have the same condition. Everybody has their own unique set of characteristics and issues on the spectrum so everybody's case is so different with the autism experience.
2. if you decide to go for the testing, you will at least know the root cause because it's likely you'd take a personality test as well. You want to make sure you know what your problem is. I felt so lost in my 20's because everybody said I simply had a severe anxiety disorder even though I felt something was wrong. What I'm trying to get at is make sure you don't get misdiagnosed either by yourself or by a professional.
I am a woman in my early 30's and just got officially diagnosed with Aspergers. I am writing this down to help you and I hope you won't have to suffer as much as I did because of not knowing what the problem was. Not knowing that you have autism can be more of an issue than the fact that you have autism. If you know you have autism, some things do get easier because you can put them in perspective (why things happened the way they did and what you can do to overcome issues in the future). Focus on what you can do, not on what you cannot do.
I completely understand how this may cause problems at work because it was causing issues nowhere else but at work for me. Not knowing is horrible and definitely causes anxiety. For example, I have auditory processing issues at my noisy workplace. I plan on changing my profession. You can kind of tell what type of jobs you can do and cannot do by observing yourself in situations. In general, many autistic people have issues multitasking and working with many people can be hard as well. Those factors matter at work. The problem is that other people don't know what you have. They don't see the inner struggle so don't get discouraged and don't take it too personally because the question "why" is often raised by others out of curiosity as to why someone would be different, not due to their ill will.
Autism is not something to be afraid of. You can live a happy life with this condition. Not being aware of it results in not understanding why people give certain negative feedback. In my case, I endured many years of bullying in school. Knowing the answer to "why?" has already helped me so much. You can learn a lot, there's hope to improve. The point of being diagnosed is to point you in the right direction if you are experiencing major problems. Depending on your specific symptoms, you might want to try some form of treatment option. People who have chosen an occupation not matching with this condition's characteristics have a hard time, for sure. Been there, done that. You can do it. You are young and you can overcome many aspects of it, too. Build up your self-esteem, have healthy confidence. That's the key.
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