How to get diagnosed and helped
(Elmhurst, IL USA)
It's sad, but if my niece hadn't been diagnosed due in large part to my sister's unrelenting research and persistence, I would have lived my life thinking I was just weird, off, out-of-sync with the world and that there was something innately wrong with me.
I've always known I saw things different, felt them different and have had major issues my whole life. It's now creating major havoc for me in my profession. I've managed to make it to a senior level, but the anxiety is creating a side that is difficult to work with and I need help.
What type of doctor do I see for a formal diagnosis so I can try to get coverage? I don't want to just start going to people and try to educate them; if there is a more direct method please guide me. I'm in the western suburbs of chicago, Illinois and really need some help.