Ask the Therapist About Autism

There Seems to Be Something Wrong with My Brain

From 13 year old girl in Canada: I seem to alter my personality in mirror of who is with me. I feel like a different person, even if I don’t talk when I am around others. When I am alone I act more comfortably, more like myself; a little emotionless. I also have been hallucinating and hearing voices I’ve never known before, or strange things like aardvark-like creatures. I used to be a bit...
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Have I Got Asperger’s Syndrome?

The issues I face: Unable to understand sarcasm Confusion caused by changes in routine and position of things Struggle to keep eye contact Overwhelmed easily by crowds (especially unorganised queues) strict routines (even if they don’t make sense) Picks up small details such as license plates on cars Easily distracted by things Flat footed Immature at times Weird sense of humour Social awkwardness ( I hate small talk and circumstances that put me in...
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Afraid I Might Have Non-Verbal Learning Disability or High Functioning Asperger’s

I never developed social skills growing up. I cannot and have never been able to maintain eye contact. I’ve never been able to understand the unwritten ‘social rules’ that other people just seem to know. I had never once that about body language or how to tell if someone liked me or didn’t like me at all and was just being nice. I’m always unsure how to behave in different social situations, and worry...
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Afraid of My Future

From the : Hello, I”m 20 and I have high functioning autism. As the title suggests, I’m scared about my future. It started where I violently assaulted my special Ed teacher and been sent to probation. It was at this time where I knew I have to fix myself or I could go to jail. Needless to say, I feel like I can’t do it. I’m always fighting with everyone in my family because...
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Adult Son with Asperger’s

Our son is 27 years old. He has had a rocky childhood and adult life. As a child he had problems getting along with others and was often in trouble at school although he has always done well academically. At the age of about 8 years, a psychiatrist suggested that he had Asperger’s. At the time, I didn’t think this was a correct diagnosis. However, after years of crisis after crisis, I am beginning...
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Child Having Weird Behavior

From the : Child (15) has urges to bite hand and twiddle fingers rapidly. Also lacks social communication skills towards other people aside from family. She’s not good at listening likes to do things and figure things out for herself. Also likes to jump and squeeze eyes and fists when excited. She likes to play though she is fifteen. She is very interested in trains and elevator buttons. She gets really excited if she...
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Communication Problems

My father has Asperger Syndrome which never used to bug me because I never knew, but the older I become, the harder it is to communicate with him. He is so difficult to talk to and asks all of these questions in an accusatory manor but never listens to the answers I give to him. I try so hard to not get mad at every single thing that he says to me but it...
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My Dad Won’t Let My Sister Get Help

From the : My sister and I were physically and emotionally abused and emotionally neglected by our mom when we were little. (It isn’t still happening. My sister has had no contact with our mom since she was nine.) For me, it caused problems that eventually led to severe depression and several suicide attempts. My dad wouldn’t get me help until the people at the hospital said he had to because he thinks mental...
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Could My Father Have Asperger’s Syndrome?

I would like to ask for an opinion on whether or not my father might have Aspergers syndrome based on what I describe. I myself am absolutely convinced he does and would only think otherwise if told by a doctor. To start with my father and I are not close. He seems very cold and indifferent to me and when I was a child he exhibited an extremely bad temper often beating me over...
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Problems with Comprehension and Understanding

I am seeking help in dealing with my 27-year-old son. He struggles with understanding instructions, advice and living independently which causes him to be very anxious, stressed, paranoid and angry. I feel that he has never been accurately diagnosed. He takes meds for depression, anxiety and bi-polar. I’m not sure if they are helping or hurting. He is very excessive in everything that he does (examples: using a half a bottle of dish detergent...
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Perpetual Loner and Don’t Know What To Do

I am 21 female and have not had any friends for 10 years. I am high achieving and am scoring really highly in my degree in Economics at LSE. It is not the work that is getting me down, it is companionship. When I was at school I cared but not as much about not having any friends because I was the highest performing so I saw it as necessary to my success. Now...
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