Why is there not more help for people diagnosed with high functioning Asperger’s as an adult?!
Talk about leaving a person completely in the dark, just when they finally figure out what has been causing so many mental and social problems throughout their life.
I talked to my new psychiatrist today, just so I could have two psychiatrists and a psychologist believe that these issues all stem from the same cause, and he agreed with the others. There is no real treatment, so I need to try to figure it out myself, or have someone schedule my life in a way that is less traumatic for me.
I have a feeling that it’s going to end up being the latter situation.
A book by Temple Grandin and some psychology sessions have been all I’ve gotten my hands on in the last year or so since I’ve been diagnosed. I am reading through all of the articles on Psychology Today about adult autism, and it’s just all so confusing!
Some actions and reactions of mine are being illuminated by what I’ve learned, and some things just end up being complicated and sad. I will definitely be avoiding talking about it to my psychiatrist from this point forward, especially when I know he can’t help me in any way, and it just causes me a sob session. This one is all on me, my psychologist, and whatever information we can get our hands on (and maybe a little occupational therapy, depending on how challenging it is to change my behavior…).
Ugh, I wouldn’t wish this anxiety, pain, confusion, and set of illnesses on anyone in the whole wide world. For today, I’m going to curl up with my sister and watch the last little bit of the Olympics.
If anyone knows any great books for adults who are diagnosed with Asperger’s, please let me know! I can use all the help I can get, as I don’t seem to be making great progress.
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Have a wonderful day everyone!