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    (Original post by mathperson)
    oh for goodness sake, you are worried that you might be able to get a label.

    I wish people wouldn't think like that. I, and many other users, have AS and believe me it is just a bloody label for another type of personality.

    Close down the computer, stop looking at websites that would convince you you have got it, and go outside.
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    I know exactly what you mean. I've had a great deal of close experience with "oddballs" (Asperger syndrome, out of control gifted children, etc) - people I know and have got to know and have helped, I'm no doctor. Anyway, that you've described COULD be Asperger, but its diagnosis isn't that simple: most people who suffer from that condition are initially misdiagnosed for something else (which may also be there). If you want more details, or if you just want to talk to someone who will understand you, just PM me. I'll be glad to help!
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      You should definately get checked out if you think you have it. Labels are not as useless as people will tell you, there are reasons that we have evolved to want them...they help us.

      I have never been to a single psychiatrist since I was diagnosed, just the fact that I have a word to put on it helps me to handle it so much better than I could before. Plus it gives you a freedom to be confident in your 'weirdness' and properly discover who you are. It validates you.

      It would be nice if that was possible without a label, but if you have grown up in a society where everybody is obsessed with fitting in and where people who are different get torn apart...just being yourself isnt an easy thing to do.
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      (Original post by Anonymous)
      Just don't join/visit a support forum for something like that. They're depressing and regressive places...
      Too true. I was once in an Aspergers support group in Leicester. Unhappy people grouped together is not the healthiest of environments. Also I felt patronised by some of the 'normal volunteers there. That said I did make some good friends there .
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      (Original post by morecambebay)
      You should definately get checked out if you think you have it. Labels are not as useless as people will tell you, there are reasons that we have evolved to want them...they help us.

      I have never been to a single psychiatrist since I was diagnosed, just the fact that I have a word to put on it helps me to handle it so much better than I could before. Plus it gives you a freedom to be confident in your 'weirdness' and properly discover who you are. It validates you.

      It would be nice if that was possible without a label, but if you have grown up in a society where everybody is obsessed with fitting in and where people who are different get torn apart...just being yourself isnt an easy thing to do.
      You seem to totally understand why i actually posted this thread up. Thanks! Also thanks loads to everybody else who contributed.
     
     
     
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