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Asperger's Syndrome

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by aimeeandbeatles, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. TheBladeRoden

    TheBladeRoden Deity

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  2. Shylock

    Shylock Hey smiling strange

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    I used to think I have Asperger's, mainly because I couldn't interact with people correctly.

    The solution? I found people who will actually engage in conversation with me.
     
  3. Eran of Arcadia

    Eran of Arcadia Stormin' Mormon Retired Moderator

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    I am one of those who will say you may very well have Aspergers. I have a heck of a time explaining that clinical depression isn't the same thing as "feeling sad", and ADD (even if it is often misdiagnosed) not the same as "not wanting to focus".

    So please, stick around.
     
  4. FredLC

    FredLC A Lawyer as You Can See! Retired Moderator

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    And what do you have against *retards* (isn't handicapped a more polite term?) and emos? They are people too.

    Now, my question is - what is the point at coming into a new envinronment, start a "look at me - I got asperger" thread, than go berserk when people start voicing their opinions on what asperger is? I mean, you invited that line of conversation openly!!! If you didn't see that, maybe that should be chalked up to poor social skills. ;)

    Anyway, welcome - and as a clue of how CFC works, this is an above-average forum, and have lots of smart people. Conversations are polite, but few taboos, if any, are respected - so be sure we will look after your sensitivity, but not your hypersensitivity.

    Regards :).
     
  5. scipian

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    Please don't imagine that we think you're lying or are a hypochondriac or anything. We're just talking about it as a whole and some issues we have with it. It is still a controversial issue among people and scientists so one can reasonably expect some debate on it.
     
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    Indeed. I have a friend who was diagnosed with ADD and ADHD. He was taking a strong medication called Aderall. He didnt really like taking it, he said he did not feel like himself. So, slowly he weaned himself off the pills. And he says he feels perfectly fine, and can function like a normal person, despite the supposed ADD.

    He hasn't taken meds in 2 years. Now, I don't know how he feels, and cannot prove it, but I do know he was diagnosed by an M.D. with ADD, and claims to function normally without the help of medication now, because of perseverance.
     
  8. aimeeandbeatles

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    listen. I was diagnosed. Actually an expert did it... I remember doing some tests back when I was 8 or 9, I remember drawing a stick man I think. I just read the report about what I did it was an offiical one, it said I had Asperger's..

    I remember when I was 7, I was going to school, there was a snowplow sitting on the other side of the street (across the street from school) and instead of going to school I ran home
     
  9. Mirc

    Mirc Not mIRC!!!

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    And I used to be scared by a lot of small things, like "having a glass in my nose". :lol: You were a kid, it's perfectly normal to act different than an adult.

    I believe Asperger's Syndrome is just a name given to people with a certain degree of social problems, and I'm ok with people being diagnosed with this, but I'm not ok with the statements that it's incurable, or with the huge number of frustrated teenagers who label themselves as Asperger's S. sufferers when they are actually perfectly healthy mentally and should go find someone of their age and interests to talk to. I hate when I see someone saying "I have Asperger's, look at me!!", I believe this is just a name for something that existed ever since the beginning of human social life and that shouldn't be called in any case a syndrome or disorder or whatever.
     
  10. Kozmos

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    I agree, I was also socially inept but I made an effort and what do you now things are working out for me.
     
  11. PrincepsAmerica

    PrincepsAmerica Nothingness made flesh

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    What does this even mean? You gave no context whatsoever. Obviously everyone has inferred you meant you have Asperger's, but still.

    And why is this your first post, were you aware that several people here have the same disorder and don't make out-of-context threads about it?
     
  12. aimeeandbeatles

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    It was my 2nd or 3rd post ;)
     
  13. bathsheba666

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    Mmmm, inability to empathise with others.

    Are you sure you don't have it? :)
     
  14. Xenocrates

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    damn.

    I remembered reading an interesting article about apergers on counterpunch. So I spent ages trying to find it again. bah. It was autism not aspergers.

    Still it's an interesting article anyway so here goes:

    http://www.counterpunch.org/dachel02272007.html

    Ok so I have Xenocrates' syndrome; wanna make something of it? :p
     
  15. Eran of Arcadia

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    So because one person claims that there is no link between two things that increased in frequency in the same decade, that means there is . . . ?
     
  16. Kozmos

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    No I'm sure I have it. I care only about a select few people in my life.
     
  17. Chukchi Husky

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    I have severe Asperger's syndrome. Everytime I go somewhere to do something about it they said there's nothing they can do.
     
  18. Phlegmak

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    Don't worry. Cleric is usually like that.

    Let me guess: you're sorry you put those doctors through all that hard work because they couldn't accomplish anything.

    You know, Cleric, you were quite mean to this girl, aimeeandbeatles. However, that was damn funny! :lol:
     
  19. azzaman333

    azzaman333 meh

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    Its very easy to label yourself an Aspie and give up on having any social life because the doctor said you can't. I don't see how or why it needs to be medicated either.
     
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    Aspergers just the scientific term for an emo.
     

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