What is autism please

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In my case my social skills are fairly good, although I've noticed a few slight symptoms especially when I communicate with certain types of women I don't know, whether they notice it or not I really can't say. I also have a problem understanding how to perform tasks, because the wording doesn't always make sense to me, and it seems to make sense to others. I get confused with people's expressions and natural expressions, and I have to adjust myself to make sense of them. I also feel I can't make friends with certain people, especially peers, I have a particular and usually negative belief in what they thinking about me and how they are judging me, even though I might now know them at all. It's the same with my family too. I also like routine, especially going to bed at a particular time and waking up at a particular time. If I get up later than a particular time I tend to get upset about it. I often prefer my own company to the company of others too. I could go on..
Can anyone relate to any of that?
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I'm not sure but I think autism is a disorder that affects emotions and how they are expressed? I think it affects males more than females too? I hope you find the right information as I could be wrong.
 
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Hi,

I think autism is to do with a difficulty with social interaction and communication.

From what you have stated sounds like you could have autism, but I am no doctor.

I too have a problem with social interaction and communication however, I think mine is down to my schizophrenia and anxiety. However, who knows I could be slightly autistic.

I guess diagnosis is unimportant its the symptom's and how you deal/live with them that's what is important.

Take care...
 
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You sound very much like me. If you want to get tested and are in the UK the best way I found is going through a charity. Also don't read up about it online, just go in there with no expectations. My local charity allowed me to make a self referral because the mental health clinic I'm under kept blocking it even thought a Doctor thought I had it and wanted to make if official.

I was surprised I still had it because I'm better at talking to strangers now but have since found out the other people who go to one of my friend's house said they think I'm weird. I thought we got alone okay but never mind.
 
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You sound very much like me. If you want to get tested and are in the UK the best way I found is going through a charity. Also don't read up about it online, just go in there with no expectations. My local charity allowed me to make a self referral because the mental health clinic I'm under kept blocking it even thought a Doctor thought I had it and wanted to make if official.

I was surprised I still had it because I'm better at talking to strangers now but have since found out the other people who go to one of my friend's house said they think I'm weird. I thought we got alone okay but never mind.
I saw my psychiatrist recently, I think the difference between autism and paranoia is that autism is less treatable, people with it look pretty normal. I think my symptoms are very much part of me. For example, I have fixed and negative ideas around English woman and what they think of me and I simply can't stop believing it, it's just impossible. Even though I can see it might be false, I'm locked in.
 
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Hello doctorinternet2! That what you did mension does not sound that bad. And about the women, I got the same?, if the damn thing has even one characteristics which sweeps the knees off, stut-stut-stutter! Do you have minor problems to read emotions? I do a bit and through the life the emotion control and especially emotion/situation judgment has been faltering. And I do have the same that some certain level of routine is like sedative and it's part of that what the ADHD-therapist taught for me that for e.g. the home keys always and immediately to the SAME hook of the jacket stand at home that I will find them. What is your Autism-diagnose? Mine is ADHD and I think I do have some level of synaesthesia on too. Some worst moments practically everything is mixed like hear helical beats and bla, bla, bla.