"i had a bad experience with a psychiatrist which means all of them are bad and unreliable!!" sit the fuck down actually

im not even going to try arguing with them because they’re just trying to pick a fight and quite frankly their arguments are really weak 

i don’t have time for stubborn ppl like that

autisticfandomthings:

holoskas:

a proper diagnosis of autism (or any sort of disorder or mental illness) is not just checking off symptoms, it’s a series of interviews and questionnaires with not just you but often times family members and teachers/employers, as well as a general analysis of body language, behavior, speech patterns, etc. etc.

they understand these things better than you do, or any normal person

you CANNOT properly diagnose yourself

why are you people incapable of grasping this

could you not use that insult. It literally still has the meaning of non speaking person, just fucking don’t.

No, actually, most of them are box ticking. Like, I’ve literally had people diagnose me with stuff by going down a list a ticking a box after asking a question to see if I had that symptom. And had doctors pull up symptom lists on their computers. Literally off google in one case. 

Autism diagnosis is more complicated, and is extremely difficult to do from an outsider perspective, but much easier to do from an insider perspective where you can read stuff written by autistic people and go “yeah, that’s me”. It takes research, but it’s seriously possibly to do with a degree of validity.

Yes, family members are involved, but you know what you can also do during self-dx? Ask your fucking parents what you were like as a child.

You get that most autistic people go through life going “huh, my speech, body language, behavior and thoughts are weird, but kind of like a some other peoples” And realising that this is an autistic pattern makes it pretty damn obvious that “oh, so that’s what it is”. Autistic people know these things about ourselves. We’re self aware, really, we have minds and everything.

And the fucking NHS thinks self diagnosis of autism is perfectly acceptable for adults. It’s literally just a load of ableist lay people who think it’s a bad idea. Even several autism academics have come out and said that they think most people who self-dx are probably right.

obviously the people who diagnose you don’t know what they’re doing then, lmao

i’ll say dumb if i fucking want to say dumb it’s not ableist 

im not even going to argue with you because you just fail to grasp this very simple thing i am telling you

you

cannot

analyze

yourself

the

way

a

professional

can

it is literally fucking impossible

you’re not going to change my mind and i’m not changing yours so just stop reblogging my posts because nobody wants to read your shitty walls of text

hometownbuffet:

anikamoa05:

aries: farm ho

taurus:farm ho

gemini:  farm ho

cancer: farm ho

leo: farm ho

virgo: farm ho

libra: farm ho

scorpio: farm ho

sagittarius: farm ho

capricorn: farm ho

aquarius:  farm ho

pisces:  farm ho

now thats what im talkin about

did you ever notice how first year psych students think they know everything

a proper diagnosis of autism (or any sort of disorder or mental illness) is not just checking off symptoms, it’s a series of interviews and questionnaires with not just you but often times family members and teachers/employers, as well as a general analysis of body language, behavior, speech patterns, etc. etc.

they understand these things better than you do, or any normal person

you CANNOT properly diagnose yourself

why are you people incapable of grasping this

eclipticafusion:

August 1- Balam and Yuuk at the pool and something nautical themed

its like rly soft it’s like petting a weird cat