||[Nov. 8th, 2015|08:26 pm]
The Question Club
Have you ever pursued a diagnosis for something? For example, if you thought you had a particular mental disorder that would normally require people to observe you, such as Bipolar Disorder, then went to a psychiatrist and they confirm "Welp. You're Bipolar"|
I have a very deep suspicion that I have Asperger syndrome. Or at least something like it. If this were several years ago, I would have been in complete denial. I have a family friend who has Asperger's and he is not very functional, and I think I just had that image in my head of what Asperger's is and just assumed that couldn't be me. I have met a couple of other people who have the disorder who are very functional and you would never guess that they had it, which got me thinking. But the more I read about it, and the more I think about the way I am in real life, and how people react to me in work or social situations (going back to childhood), I really do think I have this.
If you were to pursue a diagnosis in something like that, do you just go to a psychiatrist and say "I think I have this"? Or would you just go in there, and just act like you know nothing? Are you not supposed to hint at a particular disorder?