In the newest version of the manual professionals used to diagnose mental health disorders, Asperger’s has been re-categorized as an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Additional distinctions are made based upon the severity of the disorder. Severity levels are determined by how much an individual struggles with social communication and repetitive behavior patterns.
People with autism spectrum disorders have difficulty with social communication and social interaction in multiple areas of their lives. You may have deficits in some of these abilities and less or no deficits in others. The continuum allows for a range of skills and symptoms.
Many of the symptoms you described are characteristic of people with ASD’s. Based upon the information you provided, it seems to be the best diagnostic fit, but your diagnosing physicians would be in the best position to know since they interviewed you in person and collected an extensive personal history. Asperger’s was the diagnosis they believe best fit your symptoms. Please take care.
Dr. Kristina Randle