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Should I seek a diagnosis?

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dnE ehT

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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.
 

aoeu

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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.
 

aoeu

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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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