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Have I Autism/ Bipolar/ Anxiety disorders?

Posted by EmmyKate

I sometimes feels overwhelmed by the world. Sites and sounds can make me jumpy. When a class is over and we all stand around, I just quietly wander off as I feel socially awkward.

Music I love can turn into a wall of noise on alternate days. My mood swings dramatically from happy to angry/ depressed, and loved ones get the brunt of this.

I get very paranoid about trivial things such as packing and unpacking bags. Im sure this stems from my parents seperating when I was 9. I pack and unpack my bag up to 4 times a day, and suffer panic attacks when I can find irrelevant stuff, such as biros. I alo get very panicy when plans are changed, even if its neccessary, such as lifts to events. This is probably linked to the anxiety of the sudden leaving and seperation also.

I get very depresed, and feel that my life is worthless sometimes.

As for the Autism, I contacted Simon Baron Cohen, the founder/ main worker of the Autism Quotient Test. I scored a 37. 32 and upwards is considered Autistic.

Im also taking Kalms herbal remedy relaxation tablets to help with anxiety.

I hope you can help, I feel so lost right now.

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Obviously, it's impossible to diagnose someone over the Internet.

However, you don't need to diagnose anybody; all you have to do is ask yourself: Am I having significant problems in my life that I need help solving? If the answer to that question is "yes", then an evaluation is a logical step. For you, your panic attacks may be unpleasant enough that you want to find a way to decrease their frequency; or your anxiety when changing plans or packing bags may take up enough time to cut into your doing what you need to do.

In my opinion: Yes, you do have some problems that may be solved more quickly if you have help with them. A good first step would be to speak to your GP and ask for a referral to someone who can help with these issues. Make sure you can find a doctor who treats you with respect, listens to your opinions, and acknowledges you as the expert on your own life and feelings, and don't hesitate to find a second opinion if the doctor you consult turns out to be condescending, uninformed, or simply a poor fit for your personality.

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