After 27 long years of feeling out of place in the world and kicking myself while I'm down, I'm finally at a point in life where I am embracing and enjoying myself as I am. This is in thanks to being officially diagnosed with high functioning autism and ADHD on the 3rd of November.
I've been learning as much about AS, ASD and ADHD as I can memorize. So far I've found useful information from a book called "An Adult with an Autism Diagnosis: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed" by Gillan Drew, and a video on Facebook saved from the Autism Awareness page called "Shutting Down BS About Autism 2". Both are great.
I'm typically a rather private person. To persuade me to open up usually takes pulling teeth, and referring to myself is uncomfortable enough. But this is a recently discovered part of who I am and I'd be appreciative to anyone who can tell me what is autism to you as an individual. What information was available to you when you were diagnosed and was it helpful?
Many thanks in advance!
I have been diagnosed with depression, generalized anxiety disorder and social anxiety disorder, but my doctor said that there is a possibility that I could have bipolar, but I have never been tested/diagnosed. The reason I decided to join this group is because I think I do have bipolar. I could be great one minute and the next minute I feel like crying. Otherwise I feel like crying hysterically...
Hmm...so since I was hosptialized my dad says I can't have anymore beer. Oh well. It's Sunday. I finished the 4th website mockup for my boss. He returns the 10th. I guess then I start working again. I can't wait. I get my first check on the 15th. I think I will go ahead with the new car purchase. My new Tiguan should be at the dealers on the 6th. ;-)I am just relaxing and trying to not get...