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Old 10-14-2009, 02:34 PM   #1
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Asperger syndrome

I have just recently discovered that I may have Asperger syndrome, and I have lived 28 years of my life undiagnosed. Now I'm beginning to realize why I have had so much trouble when I was growing up with socializing properly, talking the way I do, teachers constantly complaining about my absent-mindedness and constantly being the victim of bullying. I would have had so many more friends and developed so many more relationships if I didn't have this awful disease. And I think it's affecting my life even now, since I can't socialize and I have symptoms of OCD. I have always been outgoing and felt a need to be in the company of people, but I'm afraid my behavior has driven most people away, because people can easily feel threatened by those who have the disease. I am trying to find a psychiatrist in my city who can help, and I live in Houston. Or do I need to see a psychologist? How am I supposed to deal with this issue? Somebody please help!

 
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Re: Asperger syndrome

It may be helpful for you to see a therapist since it is causing you distress. My sister was finally diagnosed with Asperger's at age 40. Many people with Asperger's end up leading very successful lives. A therapist may help you learn more about how you relate to the world and help you learn strategies to address the issues you are facing. I wish you the best of luck.

 
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Old 12-10-2009, 11:11 AM   #3
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I am seeing a psychiatrist, and just had a behavioral/personality test. Based on the results, she will be able to prescribe me the right medication and possibly set me up with a therapy program to learn social skills. But is it true that AS is much more common in males than in females? Why is this?

 
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Re: Asperger syndrome

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I have just recently discovered that I may have Asperger syndrome, and I have lived 28 years of my life undiagnosed. Now I'm beginning to realize why I have had so much trouble when I was growing up with socializing properly, talking the way I do, teachers constantly complaining about my absent-mindedness and constantly being the victim of bullying. I would have had so many more friends and developed so many more relationships if I didn't have this awful disease. And I think it's affecting my life even now, since I can't socialize and I have symptoms of OCD. I have always been outgoing and felt a need to be in the company of people, but I'm afraid my behavior has driven most people away, because people can easily feel threatened by those who have the disease. I am trying to find a psychiatrist in my city who can help, and I live in Houston. Or do I need to see a psychologist? How am I supposed to deal with this issue? Somebody please help!
Were you diagnosed by a doctor? If so ask for a referral, if not go to a family physician for the official diagnosis and then ask those questions of where to go and how it is treated.. The best to you! Sorry, I did not see all the threads for the info that you are seeing a provider.

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