(unpopular opinion) Being skeptical of self-diagnosis is often reasonable

I have an appointment two weeks from today. I’m not even self-diagnosed, I’m wife-diagnosed. My daughter was diagnosed a few weeks ago, and our actions/personality/ quirks are so eerily similar that my wife and the doctor who diagnosed her suggest I seek a diagnoses myself. Looking back on my childhood, I see a lot of signs that could have been caught, but this was at the time of Rain Man. Either way, I’m lucky a doctor told me they could diagnose me for 550 or so. I’m merely having it done to get some answers, both of which I’m kind of terrified of. It would explain a lot of questions I have about myself, or at least x off a possibility.

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