But I have major communication problems and when I watch videos of people with autism speaking about their communication problems it hits home with me, a video I watched yesterday even made me realise why I always pull my phone out to play with/look at when I'm speaking in appointments etc. Never understood why I done that but now I realised it kinda helps me speak a little better.
I have no light/sound sensitivity or anything like that, only the communication problems. They say it's down to social anxiety but I'm not sure.
Is it possible to be autistic with only communication problems?
I failed the test and the psychiatrist said it's just anxiety.... but I don't understand how anxiety can cripple your communication skills as badly as mine every day in life
Anxiety can be crippling. I'm not autistic but have an abi, I also have massive anxiety and ptsd, I rarely communicate with any one I don't directly know and even that makes me uncomfortable I don't go out places or socialise anymore. I just about hold it together going to the local shops or school run as I can't show my children how nervous I am, but inside I'm screaming! So yes anxiety can cause these issues
However, doctors can also be wrong, you say you failed the test, we're you given a full assessment or just a questionnaire? Did you give answers based on a lifetime hiding how you think/ feel? I'm not saying that they are wrong but you can ask for a second opinion.