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OfflineThe_Red_Crayon
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Aspergers Syndrome.
    #4376425 - 07/06/05 06:04 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Let me give you my story. Im a diagnosed Manic Depressive, ADHD... But lately ive grown so disilussioned with psychiatry. I know i have something but i always didnt think i was bipolar. Lately ive been researching Aspergers and i have shown a lot of problems with it. I am very poor at making friends or building an intimate relationship with woman to the point where i have become so lonely. Im a very well spoken person and have a lot of different interests. I have many nervous tic's like shaking my legs, looking away from people when talking, shying away from social interactions.

Is their anyone who has it could maybe give me a rundown. Ive been contemplating for a while. When i as young the doctor told my parents i was Autistic but they moved the diagnosis to ADHD.


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Re: Aspergers Syndrome. [Re: The_Red_Crayon]
    #4377869 - 07/07/05 12:10 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

http://www.asperpers.com/

http://josef.org/aspergers.html

www.evenbetternow.com

Did you know that aspergillus niger, a food grade mold, is the active ingredient of Beano? And that Soysauce is a product of asperguillus fermentation. So if you suffer from flatulence, try dousing your food with soysauce:)


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Re: Aspergers Syndrome. [Re: The_Red_Crayon]
    #4377982 - 07/07/05 12:49 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

It is actually quite easy to run down the lists of mental disorder symptoms and become convinced that you have one. I would more likely believe that you suffer from social anxiety judging by your symptoms. There are a few good threads in this forum concerning social anxiety, if you decide to look into that. If you have a hard time holding eye contact with people it is usually an indication of low self-esteem. Don't let it get you down though. It can be overcome if you dedicate yourself.


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Re: Aspergers Syndrome. [Re: The_Red_Crayon]
    #4377990 - 07/07/05 12:53 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Aspergers is a high functioning autism. You may seem to exhibit many autistic tendencies...but if you really feel you may suffer from autism, or aspergers there are many qualified places that can hepl you out


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Re: Aspergers Syndrome. [Re: chinadoll]
    #4381151 - 07/07/05 09:03 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

On the same note
I nanny for a family with two autistic children. One is clearly autistic, hardly verbal. THe other was also diagnost as autistic and once behaved exactly in the manner of autism, but recieved treatment and help which has enabled him to become fully functioning, and mainstreamed. He behaves like a child with asbergers. Since asbergers is the higher end of the spectrum, is a child no longer considered autistic, but asbergers when their condition has improved.


Edited by peepeepottypants (07/07/05 09:07 PM)


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Re: Aspergers Syndrome. [Re: peepeepottypants]
    #4381700 - 07/07/05 11:35 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Aspergers Syndrome hmmm, do u have any fascinations with strange things. Such as being fascinated with swinging doors, singing to cows or maybe knowing everything about all the planets. Plus usually you would have been diagnosed as a child all depending on your age of course if your older maybe 50 or 60's it might have slipped pasts the doctors. Usually Asperger's can not recognize their emotion nor others also.


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Re: Aspergers Syndrome. [Re: GNIOM1498]
    #4382899 - 07/08/05 06:46 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

GNIOM1498 said:
knowing everything about all the planets.




savant

n :person who displays remarkable aptitude in some limited field (usually involving memory)


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Re: Aspergers Syndrome. [Re: GNIOM1498]
    #4382961 - 07/08/05 08:34 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I have an incredible photographic memory for History. Especially for the civil war. When i was 5 to 10 years old i would read huge books on it and i remember all of them. In elementary school i had failing grades but an incredible aptitude for history. I would correct my history teacher frequently. I was also on the academic team while failing all my classes.


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Re: Aspergers Syndrome. [Re: The_Red_Crayon]
    #4382975 - 07/08/05 08:52 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Socially, do you have difficulty picking up on nuances. Like things like sarcasm...are the unspoken "cues" of behavior amongst peers difficult to impossible to pick up upon, which often has you feel left out. Like theres something your not understanding despite the logic of the words that have been said


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Re: Aspergers Syndrome. [Re: peepeepottypants]
    #4383038 - 07/08/05 09:30 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I have a problem with sympathy and empathy. I have a lot of trouble comforting people because my problem is i say the blunt truth when a lot of times it offends people and i have no idea why. I shy a away a lot from things like hugging even with my own family.


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Re: Aspergers Syndrome. [Re: The_Red_Crayon]
    #4384101 - 07/08/05 03:26 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I have Aspergers Disorder myself. You have described many of the symptoms. I have a near photographic memory for details...I lack all social skills...no sense of direction...have a problem with empathy, it is not that I lack it, I just don't know when to feel it. As a teenagers I had involuntary tics and grunts..and squeaks. I found my place in life as a computer geek. Computers are predictable and there is always a lot of information to aquire about them. Instead of despairing of your condition (if Aspergers it is) you must embrace it and make it work for you. Find a field where your mental quirks are beneficial. A great memory and an eye for details is a gift. As for women...find a female geek. Female geeks (you know...book geeks, computer geeks, video game geeks, collect things geeks) will relate to you well because most of them also have Aspergers. By all means if you have Aspergers do not take medication for it to suppress it...just learn to slow down and take notice of people's visual cues as to their feelings.


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Re: Aspergers Syndrome. [Re: GNIOM1498]
    #4384110 - 07/08/05 03:29 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

You do not understand Aspergers...your post is full of ignorance. I was diagnosed as an adult.


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Re: Aspergers Syndrome. [Re: The_Red_Crayon]
    #4384156 - 07/08/05 03:43 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

The_Red_Crayon said:
I have a problem with sympathy and empathy. I have a lot of trouble comforting people because my problem is i say the blunt truth when a lot of times it offends people and i have no idea why. I shy a away a lot from things like hugging even with my own family.




I must make an interesting observation here. One of the "symptoms" of Aspergers Syndrome is something this world could use a lot more of. Telling the blunt truth.  I suspect this is more of a quality than a flaw. Most people want to be lied to constantly, and that's were the problem comes in, not the telling of truth straight forward. :mushroom2:


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Re: Aspergers Syndrome. [Re: Icelander]
    #4384233 - 07/08/05 04:16 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I think that telling the blunt truth is a quality that is sometimes good...sometimes disaster, but it is a tried and true symptom of Aspergers. Beleive me it can come to be a burden when you piss people off and are left wondering why. My wife often explains these things to me after the fact when I will listen.


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Re: Aspergers Syndrome. [Re: Huehuecoyotl]
    #4384284 - 07/08/05 04:38 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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Huehuecoyotl said:
I have Aspergers Disorder myself. You have described many of the symptoms. I have a near photographic memory for details...I lack all social skills...no sense of direction...have a problem with empathy, it is not that I lack it, I just don't know when to feel it. As a teenagers I had involuntary tics and grunts..and squeaks. I found my place in life as a computer geek. Computers are predictable and there is always a lot of information to aquire about them. Instead of despairing of your condition (if Aspergers it is) you must embrace it and make it work for you. Find a field where your mental quirks are beneficial. A great memory and an eye for details is a gift. As for women...find a female geek. Female geeks (you know...book geeks, computer geeks, video game geeks, collect things geeks) will relate to you well because most of them also have Aspergers. By all means if you have Aspergers do not take medication for it to suppress it...just learn to slow down and take notice of people's visual cues as to their feelings.




Thank you its much more comforting to hear it advice from someone who as well has it.


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Re: Aspergers Syndrome. [Re: The_Red_Crayon]
    #4420314 - 07/18/05 08:28 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)



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