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    (Original post by lascelles101)
    oh ok, are you of chinise heritige,
    No. I'm Spanish and English. Spanglish!
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    (Original post by JPO92)
    No. I'm Spanish and English. Spanglish!
    nice im jamaican and irish. are u m/f?
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    I think for Aspergers it's more of a how to manage it approach. I guess I am lucky but I still struggle horribly.
    Agreed. I think managing is very important.

    It will be a struggle whilst people don't understand and accomodate. It won't always be like that though. You will and are making amazing progress all the time. I have no doubt about that.
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    (Original post by lascelles101)
    nice im jamaican and irish. are u m/f?
    Male. Why do you ask? haha
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    oh i was just wondering, your subject choice is a steryotypicaly male dominated field

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    Male. Why do you ask? haha
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    oh i was just wondering, your subject choice is a steryotypicaly male dominated field
    I did not know that!
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    yes history is male dominated naturally and philosphy is also due to its historical nature

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    I did not know that!
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    (Original post by lascelles101)
    yes history is male dominated naturally and philosphy is also due to its historical nature
    There you go then. I am a living, walking stereotype! haha
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    (Original post by JPO92)
    There you go then. I am a living, walking stereotype! haha
    LOOOL, do not worry, so am i . i want to go into the army and be a solicitor
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    (Original post by JPO92)
    There you go then. I am a living, walking stereotype! haha
    where r u going to go uni??
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    (Original post by JPO92)
    I am not looking for an official diagnosis. I do not want medication.
    Not all things have medical treatment, my dyspraxia has nothing apart from seeing an occupational therapist (and there's not much help for dyslexia either) but from an educational stand point you could access support like extra time and a mentor with an official aspergers diagnosis which could be very beneficial.
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    (Original post by JPO92)
    I am not looking for an official diagnosis. I do not want medication.
    there's no medication for Aspergers
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    (Original post by lascelles101)
    where r u going to go uni??
    York
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    there's no medication for Aspergers
    Here's some I found in 10 seconds:

    • For hyperactivity, inattention and impulsivity: Psychostimulants (methyphenidate, dextroamphetamine, metamphetamine), clonidine, Tricyclic Antidepressants (desipramine, nortriptyline), Strattera (atomoxetine)
    • For irritability and aggression: Mood Stabilizers (valproate, carbamazepine, lithium), Beta Blockers (nadolol, propranolol), clonidine, naltrexone, Neuroleptics (risperidone, olanzapine, quetiapine, ziprasidone, haloperidol)
    • For preoccupations, rituals and compulsions: SSRIs (fluvoxamine, fluoxetine, paroxetine), Tricyclic Antidepressants (clomipramine)
    • For anxiety: SSRIs (sertraline, fluoxetine), Tricyclic Antidepressants (imipramine, clomipramine, nortriptyline)
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    Not all things have medical treatment, my dyspraxia has nothing apart from seeing an occupational therapist (and there's not much help for dyslexia either) but from an educational stand point you could access support like extra time and a mentor with an official aspergers diagnosis which could be very beneficial.
    I know, and believe me, I could utilise extra time in an exam very effectively, but I feel stupid pushing the issue and scared of what the professionals may try to force on me.
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    (Original post by Tiger Rag)
    there's no medication for Aspergers
    wrong there is however its a amalgamation
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    (Original post by JPO92)
    York
    oh nice, r u going to do a post grad aswell??
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    (Original post by lascelles101)
    wrong there is however its a amalgamation
    It's not wrong. Unless both my GP and psych are both wrong?
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    oh nice, r u going to do a post grad aswell??
    Maybe, if I'm any good. I don't even know that I will be.

    Got to try University out before I make any decisions that far ahead. Would possibly like to be a teacher though. I'm not sure at this stage.
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    (Original post by JPO92)
    Maybe, if I'm any good. I don't even know that I will be.
    Got to try University out before I make any decisions that far ahead. Would possibly like to be a teacher though. I'm not sure at this stage.
    thats a rewarding job
 
 
 
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