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Individuals with Autism often know they are different from others but are unsure why.
A diagnosis can help others understand why someone with ASD / Asperger’s finds certain things difficult and help them find the right educational, employment or housing settings.
I was impressed with how thorough the assessment was and feel like it left no stone unturned.
The Psychiatrist was very patient with me and I felt respected at all times.”Adam, London Until the early 1990s, the prevalence of Autism and Asperger’s was uniformly low and in the region of 3–4 per 10,000.
In people with High Functioning Autism (Asperger’s Syndrome), the symptoms of Autism may not be recognised until adulthood or may be even be misdiagnosed as depression, ADHD or a psychotic illness.
I wasn’t rushed in the consultation and was given all the time I needed to explain my symptoms.
The diagnosis of Autism can help to explain to others the need for support and the form it should take.
I often find that once someone has a diagnosis, they are able to find better solutions to tricky areas in their lives.
Dr Dina Gazizova is a specialist in the Psychiatry of Learning Disability; she currently works as a consultant psychiatrist for Central North West London NHS Foundation Trust in a specialist Learning Disability Service.
Getting a diagnosis may seem scary, but it can really help people understand their symptoms and improve their quality of life.
The autism test is an easy and anonymous way of finding out if the symptoms you are struggling with and how you are feeling is a result of autism.