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!