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We asked 100 people with autism spectrum disorder, who never sought formal treatment, the following question: “What is the main reason you avoided seeking any type of treatment for your condition?”
Here are their answers (although not direct quotes) in order of popularity:
- Don’t see any need to change
- No health coverage/could not afford cost
- Possible negative effect on job if boss and coworkers found out
- Did not know where to go for treatment
- Concern that receiving treatment will cause family and friends to have negative opinion
- Able to handle issues without treatment
- No transportation/inconvenient
- No program available having the type of treatment preferred
- Did not feel need for treatment at the time
- Did not have time/too busy
- Fear of being committed to a lengthy process
- Fear of having to take medicine
- Concerned about confidentiality
- Strong belief that treatment would not help
- Not 100% sure of having the disorder
- Want to be in control of own destiny without a “label”
- Don’t want to be told what to do or how to live life
- Apprehensive about what the treatment program entails and not feel able to handle it
- Don’t do well in groups or around a bunch of other people
- Afraid of getting drug tested because use marijuana to self-treat anxiety
- Symptoms are not as bad now as an adult
- Lack of family support
- Tried treatment briefly and found no benefit
- Afraid of being committed to a mental health facility due to frequent suicidal thoughts
- O.K. with how life is going now
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