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The initial symtoms of the flu are virtually identical to those of malaria, however the two diseases are completely different. You cannot draw on similair symtoms and conclude there is a connection between two disorders. This applies to SA and AS as much as anything else.
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Trawling through research articles over the last few years has revealed these conditions share many overlaps. Some of their etiologies overlap. High levels of social anxiety have been found to occur in people with Asperger's (references can be provided on request), with one study showing this is more so than in other conditions such as OCD, ADHD, separation anxiety, affective disorders, anorexia and psychotic disorders. Social anxiety is a frequent comorbid of Asperger's.

The presence of high levels of social anxiety in Asperger's has important implications for treatment. Also, autistic symptoms but not the full diagnosable condition in those with SAD has been mentioned and suggestions made that this be taken into account during treatment.
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I think i might have it. I read quite a lot about it in the past and like with a lot of these things there are varying degrees. I'm sure there are many people with more severe AS than me. Getting diagnosed with this or social anxiety is not something that i feel is necessary for me.
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The traits associated with autism blend into normality and are found throughout the general population. There's no empirical basis for drawing a line between autism and normality. But clinicians have to draw a line somewhere and part of this specifies the traits cause significant impairment in important areas of functioning. Many people have autistic neurology but function pretty well and are considered to have a subclinical form of autism referred to as broad autism phenotype (BAP). Autistic traits are frequently found in psych conditions - there are symptom and causal overlaps.
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I think maybe there are two types of SAers, some who are very very mildy on the autistic spectrum (or not so mildly) and another group who are hypersensitive to expressions etc. I know personally I look at eyes rather a lot...
SAD's a diverse condition and finding valid subgroups such as the ones you suggest would help determine more appropriate and better tailored treatments.
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Your Aspie score: 155 of 200
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I think I may have autism then. Someone else on another site suggested I have that even when I said I've got social anxiety.

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Good Book re: Autism/Asperger's


Temple Grandin's "The Way I See It"

Definitely check this book out. It's basically a first-hand account of what it's like to be inside the head of someone with Aut./Asp's.

I found many similarities between the things she wrote about (i.e. don't like loud shopping malls, huge crowds of people) and myself. There's a good bit on "sensory issues". Loud noises, too much stimulation (talking, listening) etc. can really cause a person with A/A to become uncomfortable. I find that I can only take large groups of people "in small doses". 2 - 4 hours tops, depending on the noise level and how much freedom I have. If i space to kick around a soccer ball (like a family reunion) then I can handle it (as exercise decreases the hypersensitivity A/A people have to their environment: the book talks about this: in my case, whenever I'm playing a sport, jogging, whatever I forget about the world and who's thinking what about me and so on). So I totally agree that SA fits in there somewhere. Whether or not all people with SA are cut and dry cases of Asperger's - I doubt it. But they do say that everyone runs the spectrum - for example OCD fits in there, as does ADD - and so we're all a little dysfunctional in one way or another.

One important thing to remember is that most people with Asperger's (and high-functioning Autistic people) are quite intelligent. They think Albert Einstein was and Bill Gates is. I know in my own experience there seems to be a direct correlation between the socialization of a person (a person with a high degree of socialization would talk a lot, chatter away, get loud and boisterous whereas a person with lower socialization would be more reserved) and their intelligence. Think of the smart people you know - they're usually quiet, reserved people. So in that case there's nothing really wrong with having SA or Asperger's or being socially awkward. One important thing that Grandin mentions in her book is that it's REALLY important for people with SA/Asperger's to find jobs that ALLOW THEM TO WORK INDEPENDENTLY. I've stumbled upon this reality for myself only recently and so I'm slowly picking out career plans for when I'm done university where I can work by myself.
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I frequently wonder if I've got Aspergers... I just seem to be very incompatible socially with other people, anxiety aside.
I'm really bad at maths though :P I don't think I'm a terribly logical thinker.
Also, I'm pretty sure I can read other people's emotions. Mindyou lately I've been paranoid about people's motives and whether I can actually understand any of the social cues I see at all. I think that might be because I've taken an interest in politics lately and it's amazing and terrifying to see how incredibly charismatic and convincing a person can be whose real sinister motives are cleverly hidden.

I am going to completely work on making myself happy.

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They've changed this since the last time I took it. There are a lot more question now. I usually get 179. Once I got 165 (approx.) & once, when I lied on some of the questions to purposefully get a lower score, I got 144.

This was my score this time:
Your Aspie score: 177 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 24 of 200
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Are asperger's syndrome people, good with languages or bad ?
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People like those with Asperger's don't have empathy. I cannot feel what other people are feeling, for example. Yet I do care and sympathise. I've been unable to understand if someone is happy unless they tell me or express it.

At the moment I'm waiting to hear from a specialist who can diagnose AS and autism and who wants to meet me. Asperger's isn't like social anxiety because it's a different condition. People can ovecome SA as it's a setback/illness even but not asperger's as it's a genetic trait.

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You seem to have both Aspie and neurotypical traits

Now I just have to find out what that score means. I gather that my score is shockingly normal for a guy as odd as myself.

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Interesting on my in-depth review at the end it said the low neurological talent is related to ADD (which I was officially diagnosed with awhile ago). I'm kind of glad to have found out what I probably have, but its kind of a bummer there's not much I can do about it other than force myself into social situations and hope to not make an awkward fool out of myself. Hopefully my boyfriend will stop trying to tell me that I'm not trying at all socially and that I really genuinely cant help it for the most part.
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It told me that I had both AS and neurotypical attributes. Which I would agree with, I forget what the real diagnosis is for AS. However, I know that any of the sensation ones, I should have been normal on, because I don't think I have abnormal sensations to things, like sounds don't bother me. I don't really have an obsession either. I have no trouble with eye contact even in the most anxiety ridden situations.

What happens to me is that I can't estimate things. I'm really bad at directions, like I have no sense of where things are and where I'm at. I have trouble reading clocks. I can't estimate distance and height and stuff, but I mean I know if something is tall or small..but if someone asked me a number, I would have no clue. That might have to do with me just not being very smart at math or something, because I'm really bad at math in general and measuring. I also can't tell how much time has passed. I also talk to myself entirely to much, but I don't do it in public (at least I hope I never did).
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I am a diagnose Aspie. Aspergers is a high functioning Autism. The severity of it varies greatly on the spectrum.

I'm a proud Aspie with ambitions.
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This could land me in hot water, but I have to say something after watching this thread for a while. Hopefully this will help some of you who have wondered if you have Asperger's. While I am not a diagnostician, I am getting my masters in special education and work with many children who have autism spectrum disorders. Here is what you should know:

Asperger's involves a triad of primary characteristics:
1) difficulty with social interaction
2) restricted interests or repetitive behaviors
3) language differences (This is not listed in the DSM-IV, but many experts agree it should be considered part of the diagnostic criteria.)

Asperger's is a developmental disorder, which means that characteristics often become apparent in early childhood.

AS can not be reliably diagnosed by one test found on the internet.

You should also know that Asperger's will likely not be a separate diagnostic category in the new edition of the DSM. It will be included with autism as an autism spectrum disorder.

I hope this information helps! Please do not invest a lot of time and worry into trying to figure out if you have Asperger's. Many of us with social anxiety have social skills that are just fine, we just get nervous using them!
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You should also know that Asperger's will likely not be a separate diagnostic category in the new edition of the DSM. It will be included with autism as an autism spectrum disorder.
There's actually some opposition to this, the name Aspergers is being abolished. It should be termed as Autism and Aspergers Syndrome, while they share similarites, they are different diagnosis in their own right.

As someone with Aspergers, I will keep the diagnosis I was given.

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