I’ve always been largely one to work from the head when it comes to processing things. It has taken many years of work and therapy to acknowledge that my gut feelings are usually pretty accurate. Having said that, when there’s something that needs to be mulled over its usually the cogs in my head that start whirring.
I’ve had various things rattling around the last few days, prompted by conversations and some introspection. It led to me doing some research on adult autism and taking a test provided by the National Autistic Society. The results indicate significant signs of my being autistic – but I am at the same time very aware that these tests are just providing an indication. It feels like it fits.
On balance, I think I’m going to be making a call to my GP tomorrow to ask for a referral – if only to get some sort of clarity.
I would not have been surprised if you had already had such a diagnosis.
It is a useful investigation. Understanding yourself better can be a powerful thing. Having said that – there are a lot of shared traits across Autism, ADHD, Anxiety and some mood disorders. There won’t however always be a clear answer at the end of such testing.