The Experience of Being Tested
This chapter explores the different tests that are available to test for autism and lets the respondents explain what their experience was with these tests. Some respondents were very happy with the tests, others were more sceptical. Many respondents have already had different diagnoses before their autism diagnosis (ADHD, NLD, MCDD, borderline, depression, etc.). This chapter also adds some critical notes to the current approach of autism and diagnosing adults. Some respondents ask themselves how an institute specialised in autism can be objective when diagnosing autism.
KeywordsAutism Diagnosis Psychological tests Psychiatry
- Kushner, E.S., K.E. Bodner, and N.J. Minshew. 2009. Local vs. Global Approaches to Reproducing the Rey Osterrieth Complex Figure by Children, Adolescents, and Adults with High-Functioning Autism. Autism Research 2 (6): 348–358. Wiley-Blackwell, December.Google Scholar
- Spek, Annelies. 2017. https://www.anneliesspek.nl/strange-stories/. Accessed 14 Aug 2018.Google Scholar