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How do I find a Good AS therapist?

Basically asked my question in the subject line.

I'm new here. I think I may have AS. The last 4 months have been a down spiral.

I'm Beyond concern at this point.

Think I have anxiety and depression going on as well. I stopped exercising and fed my face with whatever I craved. Now I'm almost 20 lbs up the scale and feel like I'm losing what's left of my mind. I'm 55

Lost my job and home 5 months ago. Now back with parents. The shame is unbearable. I've shut down and isolated myself (not wanting to, but in a way..I could not deal with people's/family bs...told everyone basically, that I needed to be alone. Seeing my parents (both 80s) each day really disintegrates what's left of my esteem, worth..it's all practically no existent.

Feel like I fell in a BIG hole...and for the life of me, I can't find a way out.

Just need some encouragement. I'm thinking about disability. I've got a call into a law firm and will be discussing this to.orrow a.m.

The saddest part is, I have 0 friends. How could I have so poorly managed this to happen at this stage in my life.

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I have a son 22 that I think is on the spectrum. He thinks I’m just trying to label him. Major anxiety and depression. Basically never leaves the house and keeps trying to finish college but then falls short. I fear him taking his life. Can’t find a doctor to diagnose properly and get him help.

I wish you the best and remember that life is hard for everyone and help us out there.

Don’t be so hard on yourself for being at your parents house. Look at it like they are elderly and I’m sure they love having their child around. Once a parent always bonded. 🙏👍

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Thank you Confusedinoc. I sure hope you find the right Dr to help your son. And thank you again for your reply.


Hi, I'm sorry you are having a bad time of it right now.

I'm at home with my mum and I'm 30, no job, couldn't handle all the unpredictably of university, and 0 friends.

To be Frank I can't imagine having to do this for another 50 years.

I hope you manage to get back on track, good luck.

PS : I will listen if you ever want to talk.

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It's lonely. It's beyond frustrating when (at this time in my life) I know what the outcome is if I should come across someone that has the potential of being a friend.

Must be a sign in my forehead that eventually appears.


Hi Sonny, just read your post from months back and it resonated, especially the food part, as i am now almost eating continually, trying to fill an emptiness I guess, the LB's are going on and this leads to difficulty in tying shoe laces as the gut gets in the way, one thing leads to another dont you find? also I am thinking the same as you regarding how I have ended up like this, life management is not a strong point for those with Aspergers Sonny, so try not to be too hard on yourself mate, I have made a right dogs dinner of things lately and have to remind myself that along with the Aspergers I also have Brain injury to cope with, like you I feel I am losing my mind sometimes especially where noise is concerned, hope you had luck with the disability thing.


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