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Why I Don’t Call My Autism Diagnosis A “Diagnosis”

There’s a much better word for it than this…

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The ongoing debate about the legitimacy of self-diagnosis vs. professional diagnosis is no doubt one worth having. I don’t believe it should be used to deny the validity of a person’s self-diagnosis, after all, not everyone is able to get a professional one, and even if you can, that professional can…



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Sarah McManus MSc

Sarah McManus is a UK-based writer of mental health articles. She has an MSc in Psychology, and writes about mental health, self-harm, and Neurodiversity.