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Was I misdiagnosed?

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Old 01-28-2011, 07:19 PM   #1
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Was I misdiagnosed?

When I was 12, I was diagnosed with Aspergers. I accepted it at the time, but when I started to grow up, I noticed that something wasn't quite right.
I asked my mother why I was diagnosed. She said the reason was because I was quiet in school, never said hello or waved back to anyone, and I tended to get very anxious.

However, this phase only lasted 2 years. When I was 14, I made friends, had my first boyfriend and was able to express myself freely.
I explained to my mum that, the reason that I acted the way I did for a few years was because I was moved around schools a lot, and the students at the school I was at at the time wern't exactly very nice people. Therefore, I didn't want anything to do with them. And since I had no friends from that time to join me in high school, being exposed to something that big and new would be hard on anyone.
She then explained that the other reason was because she believed my father might have it. He was never officially diagnosed, and I doubt it was aspergers that caused him to be unsympathetic and abusive.

The reason for my anxiety is easily explained. My family has a history of depression. And as far as I remember, anxiety issues are closely linked with that.
I'm also able to sympathize with others and read them well. My communication skills are fine too.

I'm 100% sure I don't have it, for I've heard many other stories of misdiagnosis when it comes to children's mental health.
But before I assume this right away, I'd like to know your opinion?
Thank you. x

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Old 01-29-2011, 12:50 AM   #2
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Re: Was I misdiagnosed?

From what you say though, it doesn't sound like you were diagnosed properly but then I'm not a doctor and don't know you so my opinion isn't worth much here.

Good luck!

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