Similarities between sz and autism

Sometimes i really feel that i am on the autism spectrum. If i am i would like to know. But it also seems that schizophrenia negative and social symptoms are very similar to some of the symptoms of autism. Im going to bring it up with my pdoc when i see her in a couple weeks time. I wouldnt be surprised if i did have it though.
Anyone with sz and autism want to share their experience? Or anyone also in the same boat as me?

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My brother has autism, their test you could take to find out.

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I was just diagnosed with autism not too long ago (I’m 31). Idk, I had a pretty normal childhood except for pretty severe social anxiety. But I played sports in high school and what not. There are times I’m not sure if I agree with the autism diagnosis, because like you said, the negative symptoms and social symptoms of sz are very similar. But sometimes, like my inability to read social cues for example, makes me think “yeah, i have autism”.

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I believe autism develops earlier than schizophrenia, so doctors would consider the onset of symptoms when making a diagnosis.

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I just now took this online test

And it said I don’t have autism.

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I took this and get slight tendencies. Probably SZA.

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I am diagnosed with both, autism is all I’ve known but sza is a new software so to speak

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Scored a 17 for borderline tendencies, but I was overthinking the meaning of the word ‘upset’. I took the RADS earlier this year and went well into the red on that one.

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I got strong probability

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Autism can resemble negative symptoms in sz / sza since autistics are less interested in people and often have little emotion. You are less likely to get sz diagnosis if you are diagnosed autistic, but if you are delusional enough on a regular basis, you can be both.

You cant be diagnosed autistic and then either schizoid or schizotypal by the same doc.

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a neuro-psych eval will tell you if you are autistic since there are some tests that autistics do bad and some that they really good at

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Ive done several tests like that and i always get something like very high likelyhood of autism. But not sure if its because the sz symptoms can be similar.

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So you were diagnosed autistic as a kid? And became sza when older?

All of my (themselves autistic) roommates and everyone in my family clocked me as autistic, prior to sza diagnosis, and they still think this since I haven’t told them. I think it is just the sza, though the difference between it and similar symptoms of autism confuses me as well. I do have a lot of sensory processing issues though so do wonder about being on the spectrum, but it seems the sensory issues accompany sz too?

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Its hard to say what i was like as a kid because my mum was very staunchly against the idea of anything being wrong with me. I felt super different always though. My mum doesnt even beleive i have sza these days. Even after multiple psychotic episodes and having to be on meds for life.

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I know right! So confusing. Its almost like sz and autism are part of the same spectrum.

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The one difference I think I can tell from what autistic people have told me, and perhaps you do or do not relate to this, is that I do understand social cues and all of the social etiquette/unspoken things autistic people say they struggle with, and I read people well. I just struggle to have an affect (I have a very flat affect) and enact social cues myself/communicate clearly at times, and this destruction of my ability to behave well socially happened in my late teens/early 20s with psychosis raising its head.

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I also understand social cues and etiquette usually. But it is very stressful and hard to do myself. I have to focus really hard to act normalish. So i just tend to not even try with social interactions with people unless i have to.

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No I was diagnosed with autism when I was 23 and sza developed after, but I’ve always been autistic

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Oh and yes have very hectic flat affect.