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Re: Asperger's disorder Elizabeth

Posted by JahL on December 16, 2001, at 23:56:35

In reply to Asperger's disorder, posted by Elizabeth on December 16, 2001, at 23:15:18

> Hi folks. Does anyone here know anything about Asperger's? I've read about it, and it's been suggested that I may have a "mild" form of it, but I'm sort of confused as to what it means! It's not a "popular" dx like ADD, especially in adults, so most pdocs don't bring it up, but I'm curious about it. What about treatments -- are there any?

Hi Elizabeth. Don't you have a SO? Aspergers sufferers have great difficulty forming relationships.

This link explains how ADD dxs can sometime be reclassified as Aspergers:

IMO 'mild Aspergers' could be the psychologist's description of social anxiety (I score quite high on the diagnostic criteria but I'm not Aspergers), which is of course treatable with drugs, whereas Aspergers is presumed not to be (other than by intensive therapy).

Because social phobia can result in many of the 'symptoms' of Aspergers (averting the gaze, disinclination to construct friendships etc), I inquired about this Syndrome. Both pdocs I asked were pretty cynical, saying that whilst it may exist, it is to social phobia what 'personality disorder' is to chronic depression (ie a psychologists explanation, or one of a pdoc who is unable to treat successfully).

I'm sure you already know this but Aspergers are often of well above average IQ ;-)





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