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Posted by Kevin Brewer on August 18, 2000 at 23:12:32:

In Reply to: Re: Please read to see if you have any suggestions :) posted by DeAnna in Georgia on July 15, 2000 at 22:33:07:

My daughter was diagnosed with asberger's about a year ago when she was 13. She was put on respridal but it had a serious depressive effect on her and she went off it and that was a relief. It is not much fun talking to someone as responsive as warm lettuce. My reading suggests there is not much to be done about asberger's except hope they grow out of it. It seems to get mixed with teenage hormones, and the teens are a bad time for all concerned anyway. Imust admit however I have been in denial about whether my daughter had asberger's, and the fact she lives with her mother helps that denial. She is also off school, simply won't go and nothing can induce her to anyway. That is the hardest thing for me because I had an education in a poor country school which I have compensated for by getting my master's degree, so I know the value of education and cannot get through to her what she is missing out on. She does read a lot, and until recently was obsessed with Buffy on television. However she is still reading and over Buffy. What is her next obsession we have yet to discover.

All I can say is what a friend said when his wife had a nervous breakdown, be thankful for the label because it helps you understand and cope.

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