Just wondering what the process is of diagnosing autism in adults.
I am 21, and soon going to go to my GP in regards of perhaps looking into seeing whether I am on the autistic spectrum (high functioning/Aspergers.. I am not too sure). There are many reasons for believing this, and both my parents agree I should also be checked too due to various reasons.
How do you tell your GP? Or do you literally say "Can I get checked for Autism?" and how likely is it they will do any action to get you referred to be thoroughly checked?
Plus, should I be referred, what actually happens? What sort of questions or checked do they do?
Lastly, as I am an adult, is it harder to be diagnosed/will I be taken less seriously?
Any answers/advice would be greatly received. Think I am just worrying a little.