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balexan8
17d ago

ADVICE PLS: Although I’ve known about my OCD my whole life, I’ve developed depression in the past few years and have also recently started coming to terms with the fact that I’m probably on the autism spectrum. Does anyone here have experience with this combination? I want to hear about other people’s experiences and find some resources. Any advice appreciated

lilw
17d ago
omg yea and im in intensive treatment rn for ptsd
funghoul
17d ago
i've genuinely thought about being on the autism spectrum a lot of times, i even got to tell my therapist and she just denied it like she knew me her whole life, so i never spoke about it again. but yeah, i don't really have any advice though
lilw
17d ago
super early on tho
lilw
17d ago
i have really bad anxiety as well and have been diagnosed late and then undiagnosed with adhd
lilw
17d ago
i am struggling i feel like especially with motivation to try to be an adult in a world where im not motivated to try to be so human all the time
lilw
17d ago
i was diagnosed with ocd when i was 4 or 5
compulsion5000
17d ago
Is autism related to ocd? I have found hanging out with folks on the spectrum to be very calming for me (I do a board game meet up where they are higher population of autistic folks). I feel like I don't have to put in as much effort around them and they don't trigger me nearly as much as other folks.
balexan8
15d ago
Yeah I’ve been learning more about both and turns out they happen together relatively often. One reason why autism didn’t occur to me until recently. Thought it was all just OCD!
compulsion5000
15d ago
@balexan8 I kinda want to get tested lol
lilw
17d ago
(you don't have to mask as much around people on the spectrum😃)
compulsion5000
17d ago
Yea exactly! I feel like I can be totally honest and relax... that's definitely it! Thanks.