Ask the Therapist About Autism - Page 2

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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Could I Be Autistic and Bipolar?

I was diagnosed with Bipolar, I always wondered if I was Autistic, so I took a quiz and it showed that I am likely on the spectrum is it possible to be both bipolar and autistic? A: Thank you for asking this. The quizzes are general guidelines to help identify concerns rather than diagnostic tools. It’s possible to have concomitant disorders, but rather than rely on any self-quiz you would want to make an...
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Does My Stepbrother Have an Anxiety Disorder?

From the : Hi. I’m 14. I have a step brother that lives in my dad’s house. His mom (my step mom) lives in the house as well. I recently moved in with my dad. My step mom is very protective over her son who is 22. He just recently got his first job ever. But he doesn’t work very often so he does what he’s always done for many years. He stays in...
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Bipolar or Some Other Mood Disorder?

I’ve been experiencing symptoms that align with bipolar but could also align with a number of other mood disorders. I’m not looking for a conclusive diagnosis, more a probability of a diagnosis. Here’s a list of symptoms to help you answer this question. Periods of high volumes of energy lasting 2+ weeks Sometimes have high energy but feel very low Hypersexual when in high energy periods Sometimes always want to eat, other times not...
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Not Able to Understand Reality

I have Pure O OCD and i think i have Aspergers too. I am struggling with the OCD as thoughts often tear me down in my subconscious without any way to calm myself down. The thing i struggle with the most or would want to cure myself of first is the inability to understand what is happening in reality. for eg. If i were to enter a room i would not understand or be...
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Could I have Asperger’s syndrome

From Scotland: Could I have Asperger’s syndrome? Here’s a list of my issues: Limited eye contact especially with new people Very little social interaction with people Sensitivity to loud noise, bright lights and tags on my clothing Bad short term memory but great long term memory Inability to understand sarcasm Not great at telling how people are feeling Emotionally detached Inability to express myself unless someone gives me a pen and paper I have...
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Adult Autism Spectrum Disorder

I grew up in a house with two heroin addicts for parents, so concern over my health usually wasn’t addressed, however my sisters and other family members have recently noted that I have odd behavior and mannerisms associated with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). When I turned 17 I left my parents and moved in with my aunt and uncle, who provide room and board as long as I help around the house. I’ve lived...
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My Friend Is Raising Her Grandson & I Think There Are Problems with Him that She Won’t Accept

The child is a 5 yr old little boy and I have noticed many things that have prompted me to research things and have come up with Sensory Processing Disorder. His grandmother, who is raising him, is a RN and will not entertain the possibility that this could be what is wrong. My concern is that he does not eat anything but junk and chocolate milk, and even when he eats he only has...
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