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RIP Fezzy ~ 1981-2013
something on the internet made me anxious and I was like “oh it’s ok I’ll just stop reading it and do something else” so I looked at another page and that made me MORE anxious and this kept happening until I’m just feeling panicky and have no idea why
Neurotypical privilege is being all preoccupied with the idea that disorders like autism and ADHD are ‘overhyped’ and overdiagnosed while not seeming to care much at all about the problems that people that actually have it face. (Note: I’m not saying that there is actually a lot of overdiagnosing going on)
I’ll come out and say that it’s a lot more complicated than “overdiagnosing.” Lots of girls who are actually autistic get diagnosed ADHD or anxiety regardless of whether or not they also have those. Piss-poor teachers and folks with developmentally inappropriate expectations of sit-still-ability slap ADHD on folks who may or may not have it. People with the time and money to go diagnosis-shopping or whatever sometimes manage it. These are things that happen.
But the autistic girls who are getting diagnosed ADHD/anxiety instead or as a partial dx aren’t getting their autism dx. Black autistic kids are getting ODD dx. Black ADHD kids probably are getting ODD dx too, but I haven’t see those numbers. Folks who actually have the things are getting missed left right and center because of people thinking it’s overdiagnosed and that if they had it someone would have found it by now (or thinking that it’s not real because of the overdiagnosis-type issues.)
There is some overdiagnosing going on in certain groups (middle to upper class white boys, generally, for those two diagnoses at least-I can anecdotally tell you about multiple such guys I went to school with who got those labels but aren’t ADHD or autistic and they know it) and then it screws with willingness to recognize it when people have it which is kind of an extension of the not caring thing OP was saying,
TL;DR: Overdiagnosis in certain groups leads to the problems OP said, but underdiagnosis is happening in a pile of other groups and there are other privileges/oppressions going on with which groups are which.
hungry during the day:
*prepares meal, or at least a vaguely nutritious snack*
hungry at night:
*eats cookies despite not having had a meal in 8 hours*