I've been seeing a phycologist for PTSD for around 3 months. She has said from the start that she believes I am on the spectrum and last week completed the AQ and EQ question are with me. I scored 39 on the AQ and 10 on the EQ.
Apparently this is a high indication. I just wandered what the next steps would be for diagnosis?
I am getting really anxious wandering what comes next. Thanks
Hi NAS51295, next steps will depend a little on where you live (and maybe your age), but would generally be a referral to a specialist for diagnosis - with potentially a long waiting list (referral from a GP can be an average of maybe 15 months - referral from other professionals may be quicker but someone else will be along to confirm that).
I would say yes it's a high indication.
What's causing your anxiety? The unknown? Worry about the outcome (diagnosis)?
Keep talking in this forum - many have trodden the same path and you're in good company.
Im 22. I think she's qualified to make the diagnosis herself as is a clinical phycologist. I've been previously diagnosed with Emotionally unstable personality disorder but she thinks this is a misdiagnosis as often happens in females.
I think it's the unknown, don't like not knowing what's going to happen now etc and would rather not see anyone else as I've got to know her and am now comfortable talking to her.
You might find the diagnosis section of the NAS website useful, giving you more information on the condition and where to go for a formal diagnosis. Here’s a link https://www.autism.org.uk/about/what-is.aspx
Hope this helps,
Maybe you could ask her what will be the next steps for a diagnosis?It seems that you have met a nice psychologist that understands you! I wish you all the best with the next steps and that it will be helpful for you. And I think many here would be interested to hear about your experiences through the process.
I`ve just been diagnosis with A.S.D myself as from September 2018. I mean it only took 49 years as i too have a disability and i am just getting my head around it, trying to understand all these years. Sitting in a room with a person and your mother and older sister talking about you, how you turn out. all these years..