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    I think I may have Asperger's.

    Can people write down checklists of things that would make them think someone had Asperger's so I can see what ones I identify with, etc.

    Thanks.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I think I may have Asperger's.

    Can people write down checklists of things that would make them think someone had Asperger's so I can see what ones I identify with, etc.

    Thanks.
    The Great Ormond Street website has a list on symptoms on Aspergers: http://www.gosh.nhs.uk/medical-infor...rgers-syndrome

    However no-one on TSR will be able to diagnose you since we're not trained health professionals so it's probably best to see your GP about something like this
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    You have to remember we're not all the same. What makes you think you have it? There's a lot of crossover between Aspergers and mental health conditions, such as OCD.
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    You have to remember we're not all the same.
    That's why I wanted to ask TSR users their idea of what it is, to get a variety so I can see the various indications.

    I've looked on websites, etc, and I seem to have some of the indications, such as social awkwardness, etc. However, I recently took an online test which said I wasn't autistic, so I'm not sure.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    That's why I wanted to ask TSR users their idea of what it is, to get a variety so I can see the various indications.

    I've looked on websites, etc, and I seem to have some of the indications, such as social awkwardness, etc. However, I recently took an online test which said I wasn't autistic, so I'm not sure.
    Those tests aren't accurate. But if you have social awkwardness, that could be something like social anxiety?
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    (Original post by Tiger Rag)
    Those tests aren't accurate. But if you have social awkwardness, that could be something like social anxiety?
    I thought social anxiety was a sympton of Asperger's? I probably have social anxiety, whatever way.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I thought social anxiety was a sympton of Asperger's? I probably have social anxiety, whatever way.
    Not always. And you'd have to have far more symptoms for a diagnosis of Aspergers.
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    Not always. And you'd have to have far more symptoms for a diagnosis of Aspergers.
    To be honest, I don't really see the point of getting diagnosed with Asperger's in the first place. It's not a mental illness, it's just a difference. I don't get why people define people being different as needing a diagnosis.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    To be honest, I don't really see the point of getting diagnosed with Asperger's in the first place. It's not a mental illness, it's just a difference. I don't get why people define people being different as needing a diagnosis.
    Because for some of us, it is actually quite a serious a problem.
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    Because for some of us, it is actually quite a serious a problem.
    Interesting. I do wonder, then, why they put such a broad range of symptoms under one label.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Interesting. I do wonder, then, why they put such a broad range of symptoms under one label.
    Because as with every other condition, it varies person by person.
 
 
 
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