Archives for Autism

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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I Suspect I Have ASD

From Scotland: I’m a 15 year old female who has suspected ASD since I was 11. I can’t get a diagnosis as my mum won’t take me and I can’t go alone but because I can’t tell people why I am the way I am I feel depressed and anxious. I want to help myself. My main problems are sensory overload, eye contact, social situations, expressions, routine change and sarcasm. I find it hard...
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Sister Pulled My Daughter’s Loose Tooth

My 7 year old daughter and nieces had just finished practicing being flower girls. My kid was still nervous about the wedding. She comes up to me and shows me her top front tooth is bleeding. This isn’t the first time so I’m not concerned by it. My sis, the dental hygienist, asks to see the tooth. My kid doesn’t want her to, but I tell her to let my sister take a look....
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Difficulty with Time-Related Issues

From the : I’m 54. As a child, I had difficulty with the concept of time/date and relativity to personal events/timeline. I would forget how old I was, had an excellent memory of things but couldn’t remember when they happened. I also had a lot of other symptoms but this is the main one I want to focus on. I have a niece who is mentally/developmentally disabled and she exhibits the same trait only...
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Should I Get Checked for Schizoid Personality?

I have always been considered strange by my peers, even in kindergarten. It never bothered what people thought of me, until now. My parents consider me “unsympathetic” “selfish and self centered” and tell me that my actions are hurtful and disrespectful, but I don’t always know why they should have been offended. I need to be alone nearly constantly, and when someone invades my privacy I lash out in anger and feel violated. I...
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Potential Undiagnosed Asperger’s, ADD, and Drug Abuse

I don’t know how to get help but I know something is wrong. I recently stopped using drugs and am determined to deal with things I use drugs to cover up. I have social problems, I’m very uncomfortable, I can’t make eye contact, I don’t understand socializing or talking. I have just forced myself to copy how other people act and I watch and remember and say memorized lines or actions in social situations....
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Concerned about Possible Future Break from Reality

I’m 21, and just starting college again. I have no job, and have been able to find one that I can handle. As a child and teenager, I had issues controlling myself when angry. There was never a diagnosis that completely explained it, but Manic-Depressive/Bipolar Disorder and Aspergers were suspected. I have trouble making friends, but not talking to people. I am unable to attempt to initiate a romantic relationship. I try my best...
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Can I Improve My Understanding of Oral Communication?

I have trouble with oral communication, especially at work. When someone talks to me, it takes a count of two before I understand, longer if they are a stranger, I am stressed or under pressure. If it is oral instructions, I will forget them the second the situation changes. I do excellent in school, but this is really hurting me at my part-time customer service job. I’ve been working there a year and my...
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Developmental Problems with Daughter

From the : Not (fearful of) separation she will go to school and can be left with people without incident. In public though (she) is very clingy. Was non verbal in preschool which was hours a day 4 days a week all year. Since kindergarten has spoken to adults but only when asked questions, which is great progress for her. She has had some of what I think are anxiety attacks. When her...
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