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What is everyone’s thoughts on self-diagnosis?

mysterionz

oh hamburgers!
Suspecting you’re autistic is OK. Suspecting you’re autistic and speaking for ALL autistic people isn’t. Suspecting yourself to be autistic and then infantilizin/stereotyping autistic people is NOT okay. Be cautious. What’s literally weird is some ppl will prevent you from interacting with them if you’re anti-self dx, neurotypical, or non-LGBTQ/cisgender. Don’t have much to say as I was diagnosed at an early age.

tldr, self diagnosis is okay if done correctly
 

Greatshield17

An Appeal to Heaven!
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This is something that really makes me angry that happened to me all the time, especially when I was a bit younger and in school settings or other peer settings. I don't bring up my medical diagnoses anymore because of it.
Like I would mention some of the conditions I have and people would be like "Where's your proof?" I was just so taken aback. Like do people really fake medical conditions to the extent that there needs to be so much gatekeeping about it?
Same issue with service dogs, which I've posted a lot about on here. Sure, there are some assholes with fake service dogs, but it's not enough of an epidemic that everyone needs to assume EVERY service dog is fake.
I blame tiktok, I think it is bringing out the absolute worst of Gen Z and younger millenials.
That’s something I need to keep in mind when I am out and open about being Autistic down in Chile, I can easily imagine myself getting quite angry and hostile in response to this. Perhaps it’s a good thing I don’t know Spanish as well as I would like yet, just thinking about this brings some brutal, inflammatory words and phrases to mind;

Maybe I’ll just say something like, ”get off of TikTok!” In response to that, how do you say that in Spanish?
 

Atrapa Almas

70% INTJ + 30% ASPIE = 100% HUMAN
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That’s something I need to keep in mind when I am out and open about being Autistic down in Chile, I can easily imagine myself getting quite angry and hostile in response to this. Perhaps it’s a good thing I don’t know Spanish as well as I would like yet, just thinking about this brings some brutal, inflammatory words and phrases to mind;

Maybe I’ll just say something like, ”get off of TikTok!” In response to that, how do you say that in Spanish?
Its said: Salte de TikTok

I doub you will have the "prove it" problem in any spanish country. People will just diagnose you and others themselves.

This one is gay, this other one is retarded, the freak, the weird... Dont think most of them will care to trust a piece of paper or your word when they can trust themselves.
 

Nitro

Admin/Immoral Turpitude
Staff member
Admin
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In the beginning as a self-diagnosed spectrum rider, when looking to learn more about myself I passed over another mainstream support forum in favor of this one because the other one only wanted to accept the pro assessed as one of their tribe.


No matter what type of label you do or don't have or how you arrived at it, nothing will change what your personal normal is.
I think to further ponder it is just adding another layer to the division that so many seek to eliminate.
 

Metalhead

Video game and movie addict.
V.I.P Member
It depends. My narcissistic aunt self diagnoses herself with cancer all of the time, and she angrily disrespects the doctors who disagree with her.

This probably is different than what you are referring to, though.
 

Darkkin

Lioness of Spoons
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It depends. My narcissistic aunt self diagnoses herself with cancer all of the time, and she angrily disrespects the doctors who disagree with her.

This probably is different than what you are referring to, though.

An acute, often fatal disease diagnosis for attention seeking purposes is the definition of Munchausen's, not even in the same ballpark as a reasonable, researched suspicion of autism and subsequent self diagnosis.

Munchausen's is a pathological psychiatric disorder.

The cognitive reality of SDed ASD is in no way congruent to that of the cognitive parameters of a Munchausen's case.

It is the difference of neurological disorder to a psychological disorder. One is organic, present at birth, and the other is usually a result of one's environment that triggers certain genetic predicaters.
 
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