I was told most of my life that I had boarderline personality disorder, with anxiety, depression and PTSD. We came to discover from a recent mental health counselor that all of my symptons came down to being on the autism spectrum. My whole life I knew something was different about me but no one was able to figure it out. Now that I have a answer to some of how my brain processes information, it seems easy to say it is the autism but do I still have depression or is it all just symptoms of sensory overload? I don't know. If any of you have stories to share about how you know you are having a moment of sensory overload it would help me to find similarities and differences in the depression and the autism. Mental health workers still treat me as if they can treat all of my problems with talk therapy and medication but I now know it is not that easy. Or if any of you out there experience depression and autism, how do you know the difference? Does the autism prevent you from working through the emotions of depression?
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i suspect that i may have bipolar disorder, but i'm worried about seeing a doctor in case they don't belive me or shut me down. any advice?
Do any of you have experience with cutting off family members? My husband recently left me (27 years together) and our three kids(9 and 13 yrs) and is acting so strangely doesn’t return texts and phone calls for me or any our family members, then shows up for family parties, holidays etc like everything is fine. Doesn’t seem to care about what he’s doing to the kids or the rest of us....