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Newly Asd diagnosis

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Michael Balog, May 20, 2019.

  1. Michael Balog

    Michael Balog Active Member

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    Hi everyone I just got diagnosed on Saturday while at therapy. Previously my psychologist said I had adhd and then while in session my therapist says I’m going to put something out here, I think your on the spectrum. So now here I am trying to make sense of what I just learned and I’m kind of grieving the loss of my old adhd diagnosis. I was angry for a while and then in denial, but now that I have been trying to educate myself and learn about this I have become a bit more accepting of it. Hopefully it’s going to get better and I can only move upward from this point in helping myself.
     
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    Hi Michael :)

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    Welcome to the forums! :) Hope you enjoy your time here
     
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    Sarah S Active Member

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    Warm welkome to the forums :)

    JUST because you now have gotten a ASD diagnose DONT mean youre no longer (as you say you alredy have that diagnose ) have ADHD you now have Multiple diagnosis (same as i have ;) ) Many that have ADHD also have ASD as its co morbid to said ADHD diagnose.
     
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    Welcome to the Forums! I hope you make new friends and enjoy your stay in the process! :)
     
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    Aspychata Applying for the here and now....

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    Hey, welcome to the party room, balloons, (screaming, laughing noise in the background). We promise to behave, we like bad jokes, music, and new members.
     
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    Welcome Michael - having a diagnosis is a good thing. It's likely to bring you some clarity. This forum is the right place for you. Check in often. There is a lot going on here and it's all valuable.
     
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  11. Michael Balog

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    Thank you all for the warm welcome.
     
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    You can have both,many people on the spectrum have comorbid conditions and they can be anything,I was diagnosed with both Aspergers and Complex PTSD at the same time and I also have a anxiety disorder.

    Also Adhd is a common commorbid with Autism so there is definitely a high possibility that you have both.
     
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  14. Michael Balog

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    So I finally got to see my therapist and she explained why she gave me the diagnosis on Saturday. I’m still not 100% on board with this yet but it’s getting there. Maybe soon all the pieces will fit together and I will have that ah hah! moment where it finally makes sense. Until then I’m still trying to processing this newly acquired diagnosis.