Should I seek a diagnosis?

Discussion in 'Mental Health Disorders' started by dnE ehT, Apr 5, 2011.

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  1. dnE ehT

    dnE ehT Well-Known Member

    I'm 17 and I believe I have aspergers. I want to keep this short, so believe me when I say I good reasons to suspect so.

    I'd like to discuss the benefits and drawbacks of being diagnosed with this condition. It's worth mentioning that I think I can make it on my own at this point, as I've spent a lifetime coping and learning social skills.

    It sounds like a diagnosis would make life easier, but my concerns are that it'll automatically exclude me from certain professions, jobs etc.. That it may make it difficult to acquire insurance, that I could be seen as a liability.

    Thoughts, opinions, and advice are appreciated.
     
  2. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    I'd say don't bother, being diagnosed hasn't changed my life any.
     
  3. dnE ehT

    dnE ehT Well-Known Member

    Could you tell me about your experience, if it isn't too much to ask?
     
  4. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    Well, I got diagnosed at 19 because I was having trouble dealing with people. Then I pursued therapy and determined that therapists don't care about diagnoses and only deal with symptoms. It was never relevant again. The end.
     
  5. dnE ehT

    dnE ehT Well-Known Member

    So there's no point?
    Has treatment of symptoms been at all affective?
     
  6. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    Moving across the country and living alone for two years was really helpful... I haven't had much luck with therapy for any social problems, though.
     
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