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The Trauma of Being Misdiagnosed and Medicated as an Autistic Child

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I started taking various psych pills when I was 8 years old. My behavior was not great thanks to a combo of undiagnosed autism and abusive parents.

They started pumping pills in me as soon as they could to control what I now know were autistic meltdowns, but at the time were diagnosed as bipolar or defiance episodes.

I made it clear that I did not want to take these pills, but I was told I had no choice. I managed to hide my daily pills for the first few months and got into huge trouble when I was discovered.

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