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    i have these symptoms:

    - i cannot do simple tasks without concentrating. i sometimes have to concentrate really hard if i make a cup of tea.

    - i often do really stupid things and look like i'm mentally retarded.

    - i find it hard to hold a conversation.

    - i get lost in social situations.

    am i autistic? :confused:
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    i have these symptoms:

    - i cannot do simple tasks without concentrating. i sometimes have to concentrate really hard if i make a cup of tea.

    - i often do really stupid things and look like i'm mentally retarded.

    - i find it hard to hold a conversation.

    - i get lost in social situations.

    am i autistic? :confused:
    I think if you're genuinely concerned that you may be wautistic you should be going to the doctors.
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    No. If you were autistic it is unlikely you would have the self-awareness to be worried about such things. You just have sucky social skills.
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    Seek professional advice, not the internet's :yy:
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    No. If you were autistic it is unlikely you would have the self-awareness to be worried about such things. You just have sucky social skills.
    why? :confused:
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    Autism is a spectrum, so we're all a little bit autistic, which is why it's difficult to answer your question. As for the concentration symptom, it's more that autistics concentrate in what they're doing without even realising the surroundings around them, hence when people try talk to them while they're doing it, it doesn't even register that they've heard someone speak.

    I'm a highly-functioning autistic myself, so PM if you want to chat If you're really concerned you should see a professional though.
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    why? :confused:
    Why what?
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    why? :confused:
    I think because one of the symptoms of autism is the lack of self awareness . You're making observations about yourself and you're interactions with others which doesn't sound very autistic.
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    (Original post by JCM89)
    Why what?
    why do you say i lack social skills?
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    it seems you are but go and see your doctor
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    why do you say i lack social skills?
    Read your own original post.
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    (Original post by Anon the 7th)
    it seems you are but go and see your doctor
    why am i autistic? is what i said before symptoms of autism? :confused:
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    your almost are. all thats left to do is tell all your friends on facebook that you are.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    why am i autistic? is what i said before symptoms of autism? :confused:
    i think so but then again im no expert
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    i have these symptoms:

    - i cannot do simple tasks without concentrating. i sometimes have to concentrate really hard if i make a cup of tea.

    - i often do really stupid things and look like i'm mentally retarded.

    - i find it hard to hold a conversation.

    - i get lost in social situations.

    am i autistic? :confused:
    Just a little on my background:- I work with children in a special needs school with a wide range of ASD's and other 'problems'.

    This sounds like a mild ASD but then again, I'm no professional. Perhaps Asperger's syndrome? I would go to your GP to arrange a diagnosis.
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    Autism and its branches can be extremely difficult to diagnose and treat, but don't let that put you off going to see a doctor if it is concerning you. One thing I would be careful of is latching on to the idea that you are autistic and not seeing other possibilities - the symptoms you describe can form other, more specific disorders or simply a set of things that you just don't happen to find particularly easy. As has been said already, it's also important to see autism as a spectrum rather than a black and white diagnosis. I for one have a few clear traits of Asperger's Syndrome, but that doesn't mean that I have it.
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    Just a little on my background:- I work with children in a special needs school with a wide range of ASD's and other 'problems'.

    This sounds like a mild ASD but then again, I'm no professional. Perhaps Asperger's syndrome? I would go to your GP to arrange a diagnosis.
    well i really think i have asperger's syndrome. it gets me down, and it makes me suck at my job, i can't make conversation and i don't connect with people.

    i just want to cope with it, so i can lead a normal life. :rolleyes:
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    well i really think i have asperger's syndrome. it gets me down, and it makes me suck at my job, i can't make conversation and i don't connect with people.

    i just want to cope with it, so i can lead a normal life. :rolleyes:
    Perhaps it's just nerves. It took me ages to have the confidence to strike up a conversation... Things will improve with time, even if it is an ASD such as asperger's. Just keep practising!

    First of all try and be more vocal around your friends and family. Build confidence there before moving onto people you aren't familiar with! Don't ever think of yourself as inferior to other people in any sense and always smile
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    Couldn't your belief that you have some kind of condition be more negative than positive . Go to the doctor for some kind of diagnosis but until then I wouldn't put so much thought towards it , sounds your limiting yourself a bit.
 
 
 
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