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post #161 of 173 (permalink) Old 07-18-2014, 12:10 PM
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There is generally a key difference between people with SA and people with Asperger's. People with SA tend to desire social contact but, obviously, feel really anxious about it. Social phobics want to treat their problem because they don't really like the isolation they're enduring.

Aspies, on the other hand, tend to prefer the isolation. Half the time they aren't even really socially anxious... they can be very outgoing and talk your ear off about something that happens to interest them. They just have a hard time realizing when nobody cares.

So I guess the major question is... are you on a board dealing with social anxiety because social interaction is something you genuinely want, or does it only matter to you insofar as it gives you a sense of normalcy?
I was diagnozed with SAD but I suspect aspergers too. BTW I feel both ways at certain times
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post #162 of 173 (permalink) Old 07-18-2014, 12:15 PM
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Diagnosed with this a while back. I'm not sure any more... sometimes I'm lonely, but the more I try to put myself out there, the more disappointed I am. I don't know if it's my expectations that are too high or what, but I'm definitely more comfortable on my own.

I tend to either say or do something that pisses other people off without immediately realizing it.
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I have joined "wrong planet" along time ago. It's actually a pretty good website for support for those of you who suspect you might be aspeis..

I however have never been diagnosed, because I don't believe that I am "sick" for simply being different.. I dont want to get diagnosed either
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When I was younger I got tested for Aspergers because my Mom thought I had it and they said I didn't due to a few traits that I didn't have (I'm not sure what the few were) but my Mom still thinks I have it.

When I saw a psychiatrist last year he had said he thought I had traits of Aspergers but not full blown.

I got 128 of 200 (aspie) and 92 of 200 (non aspie).
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I have Aspergers Syndrome and it's incredibly difficult for me to socialise. And do not put me in a face-to-face conversation. I will most likely not look at you because I just...can't. That doesn't mean I don't like talking to you though. We get misunderstood so easily, lol.

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I have Aspergers Syndrome and it's incredibly difficult for me to socialise. And do not put me in a face-to-face conversation. I will most likely not look at you because I just...can't. That doesn't mean I don't like talking to you though. We get misunderstood so easily, lol.
I don't know if i have Asperger syndrome or not(haven't been diagnosed) but i sometimes think i do. Though i don't have problems with eye contact, i have issues with body language and don't "know" how to socialize properly. I had problems with eye contact when i was little, but "grew out" of it(though i don't know how much to make eye contact with someone, to not seem very awkward)
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I know it may sound like a dumb question, but where can i go and see if i have Asperger syndrome or not. I don't know if i have it, but i think i do(i have a fair amount of traits). Can any psychiatrist or psychotherapist be of help? Or am i to go to someone who is specialized in autism disorders?

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I have a question if I may. How does Asperger's get diagnosed for adult people? I mean like 27 -ish -years old-adult. Do you have to do some test? Do they call on your relatives, parents? That would be a disaster, since they don't know the first thing about me. I would like to know the gist of it. Thanks.
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You can have it done by a psychologist or psychiatrist. This is what I have learned from others. I have not had the test done officially though, I did the online tests and the results did not surprise me, so I don't see the need to have an official certificate of aspergers since it is not considered a disability.
No, they won't tell anyone, there is patient client confidentiality. They can only disclose this if there is a court warrant if you committed a crime and they want your mental history.
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You can have it done by a psychologist or psychiatrist. This is what I have learned from others. I have not had the test done officially though, I did the online tests and the results did not surprise me, so I don't see the need to have an official certificate of aspergers since it is not considered a disability.
No, they won't tell anyone, there is patient client confidentiality. They can only disclose this if there is a court warrant if you committed a crime and they want your mental history.
I did all of the online test I could find. All of them say that the chances of me having Aspergers ranges from extremly high to "pff , you are definitely asperger, and probably a few other things too". I don't need or want a certificate. It's more of a curiousity thing, and I have an extreme need to get to know myself (which apparently is a symptom aswell)
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More often than not, autism and social anxiety cannot coexist.
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More often than not, autism and social anxiety cannot coexist.
Why not?

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I honestly use to think I have this. But Now Im begining to think that Aspergers like most other autistic disorders are simply extreme forms of social anxiety. Haven't you noticed that so many symptoms overlap??
It's simply a more destructive form of dealing with inner problems which at root seem to all be the escape of some anxiety. So rather than label ourselves with all these things, maybe we should just look deeper within and notice that all these different illnesses are simply different manifestations of similar problems.

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