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Have you ever thought you were developmentally disabled?

And I hope I’m using the politically correct term. Because I think my father was and I have his genes.

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Not exactly disabled, but my mother and I suspect I’m on the autism spectrum

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Autism is a developmental disability so yes, I am that

I used to think this was the reason people stared at me and the doctors had hid it from me for me to find out on my own. In 2011 I thought this when I was psychotic. I asked my pdoc if I had Down syndrome but he said No I needed haldol rather.

I am. Had entertained the possibility since about 1998. Years under an incompetent and myopic mental health trust meant little attention was paid to mentions of autism .

A more competent,open minded and intelligent pdoc was the means of getting a dx. It took moving near my stepdaughter, and her support, to get the dx.

Yes, I did. I couldn’t function well in a classroom full of other people. I do fine learning on my own, but get overloaded with sensory input and distractions when around others. You can’t learn anything when you’re busy trying not to have a meltdown.

Aside from this I suspect I have concentration problems like adhd but I don’t think I really do. I think it’s cognitive defecits from psychosis

All I know is I felt like a freak and that I dIdn’t fit in.

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Yes my negative symptoms are more disabling than mental disability. At lest they can work and be married.

I think severe negative symptoms are developmental disability. Some scientific sources say schizophrenia is a neurodevelopmental disease.

Ok, this is offensive. “At least they can get work and get married” ?

Do you have any idea what developmentally disabled means? I’m extremely offended by this. I actually am raising a developmentally disabled child. She’s 18 now and will never work, marry, or do anything. Even holding a conversation is impossible aside from very sinple one.

Refusing to even try to do anything is far different than actually being unable to do things.

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Ok not all of them can work and be married, sorry. I deleted my comment.

This thread honestly doesn’t make sense.

That, I will agree with you.

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No, but at age 33 they diagnosed me with ASD, based on a 3 hour interview where my mother told them about my development between 0-5 years.

I filled out a form and a questionnaire, and that was enough for them to diagnose me with ASD.

I think what @chordy means is mental disability.

@firemonkey posted a link explaining it @Aziz

The thread does make sense

To some extent. I read a lot but don’t make a conscious effort to remember anything. So I don’t remember most things I read. It’s a bad habit.

SZ symptoms compound this.

What I meant is this doesn’t make sense:

“Because I think my father was and I have his genes.”

She really means mental and intellectual disability like Down syndrome etc

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Developmental disorders I thought included ASD, but that is not on FM’s article from wiki

Maybe it’s because it’s a neuro-developmental disorder that makes it not apply here

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