I am not officially diagnosed with ASD, but I suspect that I am on the Autism spectrum and I may also have OCD. I always feel and think disconnected with others, even family members.
My main struggle is to maintain a conversation, especially with strangers.
It's not natural for me to make eye contacts and have chats with anyone. Most people describe me as a serious person. Now I think that is because I find it extremely difficult to let go of certain things or issues.
When I was a child, I could only talk to my mother softly. After years of struggles with socialisation, I managed to graduate from my Master's degree in Physics. I can have conversations with others now if the conversations are not chats.
Although I can talk to strangers now, I still feel uneasy in conversations. I am looking for work right now and it has been difficult to stay calm and be confident in job interviews.
I also don't hang out with friends much, partly because I don't have many close friends. Logically in the perspective of people not on the Autism spectrum, I should feel lonely, but I don't.
I want to get a ASD diagnosis, but I don't know where to start because I am an adult now. I also think my GP is not trained to diagnose ASD for adults.
Does anyone know how an adult can get a diagnosis of ASD?