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I think my bf has ADHD. How can i help? Anonymous 41312

I think my boyfriend has ADHD/autism. He shows many symptoms but he doesnt want to get a diagnosid or go to a doctor about it because of stigma (he feels really bad about the possibility of having it so he diesnt want to get looked at) Weve been together for a long time and by observing him i can see that having professional guidance on the matter could be really helpful for his life. What can i do? Should i try to convince him or should i leave the matter alone (his body his choice but getting looked at would mean a lot to me).

What do i do?????

Anonymous 41327

give him lots of candies and sweets so you can watch him bounce off the walls lol

Are his mannerisms becoming a serious problem?

Anonymous 41460

>>41312
ADHD was a real condition that's had its definition idiotically widened and is now overdiagnosed because of a desire by pharma companies to sell pills. Then once they're diagnosed people tend to use it as an excuse to avoid doing anything productive even though in actual cases of mental illness/personality disorders usually the best treatment is to slowly desensitise yourself to it by repeat exposure. You can match up almost anyone to the vague list of symptoms so unless we're talking about something that's actually causing him issues in day to day life drop it.

Autism is a different matter but again it can be a tricky one as usually if not diagnosed young he'll have coping mechanisms and will have handled it. If you really think he's autistic see if you can find out about his childhood and if he showed the classic signs like hating being touched (or being touched by strangers, by sharp things) because that'll both confirm it for you and will provide you with actual evidence he cannot deny but may not have considered. A genuine autist will probably be convinced by that.

Describe the symptoms you are observing.



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