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Yes, you can. I didn’t know I was autistic before being diagnosed, but I know people who have. And that diagnosis wasn’t a shock either.
I think, also, with the amount of information available to anyone with computer access means many more people will be aware of many more things than ever before.
It is my experience that most autistic people are aware of their autism.
Even if they don’t have the diagnosis, they have a profound feeling of being different and not being sure why.
i knew something was up with me but i didn’t know it was called autism but when i got the dx a lot of things clicked though…
I suspected it, but wasn’t worried so much about the label as avoiding situations that made it impossible for me to function or cranked my discomfort to extreme levels.
Only when diagnosed. I see it.
Same with schizophrenia. I knew something was wrong.
I spent decades feeling there was more going on than just SMI.
I don’t have SMI I only have autism and anxiety + suspected sz
SMI = serious/severe mental illness
Ye i dont think its severe in my case.
Wanting to harm yourself or others is definitely serious.
it’s a common thing for me. Also I never get fully rid of the paranoid delusions
Let’s not derail the thread
İ think i m autistic but i didn t diagnosed yet.
Serious mental illness is sometimes used to describe bipolar I + schizophrenia/schizoaffective disorder exclusively, so those illnesses are pretty much always assumed to be serious mental illness.
I knew I was struggling but I did not have a explanation until I did psychology and I was told that I have autism and I did a lot of research about it so yes, now I am aware