Facebook Pixel
EmpowHER Guest

Am I autistic?

By Anonymous December 19, 2011 - 5:35pm
Rate This

I am seventeen and a couple of months ago my mum told me I had autism. Since this we haven't ever spoken about it and its made me think she made it up. However, now when looking up on-line for symptoms I have many of them. I also have a friend who is "severely autistic." Everyone treats her completely different to "normal people" but I don't see how she is that different. I would talk to somebody about it but I don't want people to treat me in the same way and I think a doctor would just laugh at me if I asked. This is a serious question because I never understand why people don't understand the point I am trying to put across but then again I don't always understand why what I am saying offends them. I often get totally involved in one thing that I don't see the reality surrounding it. For example I am heavily involved in music. This means that I want to do nothing but music all day and everyday. If anyone tries to stop me I lash out and start to have panic attacks. To me at that moment I feel like I want to kill myself and run away from everything: I seriously cannot deal with it, When I was younger it was fine with it all my friends acted the same but now I'm seventeen I can see in hindsight that all of my reactions are irrational but yet I cannot control them. The other day I ran away from my house because my mum said I couldn't go to one event so I just left. I act like a child so I just left and didn't think of the consequences. Now looking back I can see that it wasn't even that bad. Please answer because its driving me crazy.

Add a Comment1 Comments


You need advice from someone that you can talk with, face to face. Making a diagnosis over the internet would be a disservice to you and unethical of me.

Choose a health care professional that you trust. This can be your family doctor. Your doctor may refer you to a psychologist or well trained counselor, who can help you.

With a diagnosis, you can get proper therapy.


December 19, 2011 - 7:07pm
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Add a Comment

All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.



Get Email Updates

Related Topics

Autism Guide

HERWriter Guide

Have a question? We're here to help. Ask the Community.


Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!