Re: High functioning?
Many times the use of HFA and LFA is used to describe autistic individuals.
Firstly, the level at which a person fucntions varies from task, environment and time in your life (as well as other factors). Although many health professionals use the term, I don't believe it's a clinical one.
Could you be autistic and not know? Sure.
Does being "High functioning" enable a person to feel depressed? Hell no. People rely too much on what they can perceive as a way of assessing another person's mood.
She probably meant that you have the capacity to know how you are feeling but to label that in itself as a high functioning ability is ridiculous.
What are some of the problems you've associated with depression in the past?
You should also ask that counselor/assessor if they are saying you are autistic.