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asperger... check :3

not officialy diagnosed cause my doc thinks it's bull to have me go through all that while he knows I'm aiming for professional singer and am writing a book tongue.gif

he says I'm better off being how I am than end up drugged up for something that does not harm me nor anyone else xd.png

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I don't have Autism, and I'm glad I don't. However, my 2-yo. brother. Ben does. He has speech and occupational therapy, each about every week. Only with me being out of school on summer break have I actually gotten to witness this therapy.

 

My brother lacks in speech. The poor guy hasn't said a word yet.

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I must admit that the whole autism stuff gets blow up like INSANE.

yeah some things are more difficult, for example I do NOT see the difference between a joke and something for real when it's online or face to face, and I easily shift between emotions which makes a relationship a bit more difficult.

would I want to live without my asperger?

sure as hell I do not... cause it is who I am and how I am and if someone does not like it they can take a hike :3

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I must admit that the whole autism stuff gets blow up like INSANE.

yeah some things are more difficult, for example I do NOT see the difference between a joke and something for real when it's online or face to face, and I easily shift between emotions which makes a relationship a bit more difficult.

would I want to live without my asperger?

sure as hell I do not... cause it is who I am and how I am and if someone does not like it they can take a hike :3

And you obviously wouldn't have a severe case if your doctor doesn't think it's worth trying to get diagnosed.

 

So, until you live with someone who has a severe or even moderate case...

 

Autism has levels of severity. Some people who have minor autism need not even worry about it, but it doesn't mean other cases are "blown up."

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oh I think I can say I do have a sever case..

I am NOT going to tell the dificulties I have had in my live but let me tell you this thing has made it hard for me to live for nearly 9 years now..

I nearly died about 3 times and now I am facing cancer so yeah maybe the last part has nothing to do with it but believe me I say I have a severe case.

 

why does he not want to get me diagnosed?

will it change me if I have an official paper saying I have asperger?

will I do better? will my body become better? or will it all just get worse with that little document?

no it will not so why should I even go through that energy draining circle yet AGAIN if it's not going to change me in anyway, anyhow

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Just this last week, my oldest nephew graduated high school. He's autistic, and it does make things pretty difficult for him. I'm immensely proud of him, even though just yesterday he was yea big! *holds hands out just so*

 

He didn't know that high school graduation parties typically come with gifts, and my parents, his parents, and I all chipped in to get him a TV and a laptop of his own. He was really surprised about it and that overwhelmed him for a bit, but not too much.

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And are you a psychologist?

No, I am not a psychologist. My mom has read about this and he fits it "like a glove".

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If you read enough about mental disorders, you start thinking you have every single one of them.

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agreed..

which is why I think autisms are blown up lately cause they are diagnosing children with autisms by bushes... as if it is a hype..

which is actually confirmed by my doctor as well as 3 different psychiatrists I've seen

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agreed..

which is why I think autisms are blown up lately cause they are diagnosing children with autisms by bushes... as if it is a hype..

which is actually confirmed by my doctor as well as 3 different psychiatrists I've seen

I thought you said you weren't diagnosed.

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I'm not officially..

my doctor does not want me to go for the official diagnose however that does not mean I have not spoken with psychiatrists before happy.gif

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My brother has been to specialists,, and within like 5 minutes of talking to him.. they knew he has it.... and Right now he is at a special college for people that have Asperberger's Syndrome.

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And you obviously wouldn't have a severe case if your doctor doesn't think it's worth trying to get diagnosed.

 

So, until you live with someone who has a severe or even moderate case...

 

Autism has levels of severity. Some people who have minor autism need not even worry about it, but it doesn't mean other cases are "blown up."

This actually isn't all that obvious. My oldest nephew is pretty classically autistic and he has a lot of issues, but there was at least one psychologist that didn't want to diagnose him as autistic because it would be "putting a label on him".

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My sister(I have two. I'm in a set of triplets.) was diagnosed with Autism at te age of three. She is very high functioning, though. She can read, write, and joins in on my sister's and my debates(I must note that my other sister and I are in an academically gifted program.) She was supposed to be in the program as well, but we discovered she has problems with reasoning and explanations. Looking back, it's awfully hard to think she couldn't speak until she was five.

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If you read enough about mental disorders, you start thinking you have every single one of them.

Unless you're critical enough to not succumb to confirmation bias. /researcher

 

I've gone through several psychiatry manuals out of interest, and it did help me figure out what's most likely wrong with me, and that most of the described diagnoses, when analysed by elimination of symptoms, do not fit me, and I'm fairly sure that I've inherited my conditions from my father who, despite having regular socialisation, has the empathy level of a pungent cucumber and egocentrism the size of the moon.

 

There's just this issue that Asperger's/autism is not diagnosed in adults where I live by default. Even if it did, I'm not sure if an official diagnose would benefit me in any way, because most people where I live are generally very uneducated and intolerant about mental and developmental issues, so I'd just have to suck it up either way, like I do now. As for that, before I became aware about this syndrome, I had for most of my conscious life honestly wondered if I'm, for the lack of a better word, retarded, because my motor coordination and oral verbal skills are, have always been, poor, not to mention the inability to read feelings and the lack of empathy and other social skills I could never comprehend and always wondered about why other people could easily master them, and whatever else that I can't remember off the bat because stress over my Master thesis defense is eating my brain right now.

 

The point is, even if a lot of people DO do it for possible benefits and excuses for bad behaviour, I don't think that EVERYBODY who self-diagnoses Asperger's is doing as an attention censorkip.gif*.

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I have not been diagnosed, but my niece has, and she is VERY like me at that age so it is highly likely I have Aspergers.

 

Both she and I don't like being touched - I was actually bottle fed lying on the floor I hated to be cuddled that much, very intelligent, but focused to the point of obsession on one or two things, - she's only 4 so some things haven't come out yet but I also can't read people, take words literally so end up being wrong or interpreting something said wrong because I miss the undertones and body cues to what they mean. Handwriting sux, spelling isn't all that good either (love spell check xd.png), I verbalize things oddly, and it is always being picked up on as a strange accent. I am extremely introverted and get highly stressed in crowds. I don't have many friends, but tend to stick loyally to those few I do have. I can be emotionless - focusing on facts and figures. I have emotions, and understand others have them, but have a lot of difficulty knowing which emotion that person has - short of laughing happily or crying sadly. I often react with the wrong emotional response from misreading their state. I have trouble verbalizing my thoughts and feelings, and get frustrated easily. i have trouble recognizing faces as well, especially if they wear different clothes or their hair differently. At school i was a ghost, 'a pleasure to teach' but not interactive.

 

 

 

I am not self diagnosing for attention, but it is more than likely that Asperges is the underlying cause. I had not heard of the condition until a couple of years ago, and have just muddled through life as best I can up to now. Being diagnosed doesn't cure it, but it does tell me I am not an idiot, weirdo or all the other names I have been called.

 

Being on a forum has helped me talk to other people at least, so I guess that's good therapy - right? Still suck at reading faces.

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same as you mys >3

my ex used to play around with me telling me something that was a joke and I would get angry thinking he was serious or when he was serious I thought he was joking xd.png

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Have any of you tried a weighted blanket? I like to have weight on me when I sleep. So comfy. =D

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Took the quiz thing on page 1, it said that I likely have Aspergers. I dunno, I do display some of the common traits of people with Aspergers but I think I'm functioning pretty well compared to some of the anecdotes here?? And it's sort of scaring me off from sharing my thoughts because man, there are a lot of people who actually have Aspergers/autism and cannot function so it feels like I'm attention whoring when I bring up that I might have it when I'm surviving pretty well. Same reason I've never touched the support thread, I don't feel that I have the right to complain about my issues when there are people with cancer out there.

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Have any of you tried a weighted blanket? I like to have weight on me when I sleep. So comfy. =D

yeah, I have lots of blankets, and I don't move when I sleep, I always wake up in the same position i slept in, and never have to make my bed more then folding the blankets back after i get out. i also like a pillow on my head as well.

 

did the test -

 

Your Aspie score: 160 of 200

Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 43 of 200

You are very likely an Aspie

 

pretty much figured that.

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Took the quiz thing on page 1, it said that I likely have Aspergers. I dunno, I do display some of the common traits of people with Aspergers but I think I'm functioning pretty well compared to some of the anecdotes here?? And it's sort of scaring me off from sharing my thoughts because man, there are a lot of people who actually have Aspergers/autism and cannot function so it feels like I'm attention whoring when I bring up that I might have it when I'm surviving pretty well. Same reason I've never touched the support thread, I don't feel that I have the right to complain about my issues when there are people with cancer out there.

I'm diagnosed with Aspergers. And I'd say I'm functioning pretty damned well. I've moved out of the parental home (in with my partner!), I hold down a full time job, and I'm involved with the local community. The fact that I'm functional doesn't means it's easy, though. And believe me being able to share your issues with other people can help you work out ways to lessen their impact on you, whatever that may be.

 

There's nothing wrong with wanting some support and encouragement, even if there are poeple out there worse of that you are.

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@Tikindi: Speaking of jobs... do you have any advice on getting one without too much stress? I'm pretty high functioning, but the thought of getting a job terrifies me. I usually don't understand spoken instructions the first time, and I don't want to be that one person who takes forever to train. I also get anxiety attacks when I have to handle a lot of people. If you don't mind me asking, did you have similar problems? And how did you deal with them?

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@Tikindi: Speaking of jobs... do you have any advice on getting one without too much stress? I'm pretty high functioning, but the thought of getting a job terrifies me. I usually don't understand spoken instructions the first time, and I don't want to be that one person who takes forever to train. I also get anxiety attacks when I have to handle a lot of people. If you don't mind me asking, did you have similar problems? And how did you deal with them?

To add to that, I'm also curious about how to deal with job interviews.

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