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Adult Autism? Japan 388 posts
10th Apr '13

The more my mom and I talk about my childhood the more I wonder if I could have autism too. A lot of it would be explained if I am and my current social/sensory issues.



Are adults able to be diagnosed?

snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11978 posts
10th Apr '13
Quoting Naley Scott:" The more my mom and I talk about my childhood the more I wonder if I could have autism too. A lot of ... [snip!] ... have autism too. A lot of it would be explained if I am and my current social/sensory issues. Are adults able to be diagnosed?"


not sure, but for what purpose? they diagnose children so they can be taught to adjust and cope. I'm assuming you've already learned to manage through life.
that;s not uncommon to say though, I have a friend with autistic twins, she says she exhibits a lot of autistic traits too

orchidlovingmama 2 kids; Santa Rosa, California 1769 posts
10th Apr '13

Just did a simple search on Google because I was curious of the answer, and immediately found a wealth of information. Short answer is yes adult can be diagnosed with autism. I would suggest doing your own Google search

lilsoph 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Kokomo, Indiana 4368 posts
status 10th Apr '13

yes, i think any psychiatrist/psychologist can evaluate you.
My husband chose not to, he doesnt see the point but i think they offer counseling/therapy for adults too which can be helpful