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#7
I'm guessing no, and ask a doctor.
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#8
(I) Qualitative impairment in social interaction, as manifested by at least two of the following:

(A) marked impairments in the use of multiple nonverbal behaviors such as eye-to-eye gaze, facial expression, body posture, and gestures to regulate social interaction
(B) failure to develop peer relationships appropriate to developmental level
(C) a lack of spontaneous seeking to share enjoyment, interest or achievements with other people, (e.g.. by a lack of showing, bringing, or pointing out objects of interest to other people)
(D) lack of social or emotional reciprocity

(II) Restricted repetitive & stereotyped patterns of behavior, interests and activities, as manifested by at least one of the following:

(A) encompassing preoccupation with one or more stereotyped and restricted patterns of interest that is abnormal either in intensity or focus
(B) apparently inflexible adherence to specific, nonfunctional routines or rituals
(C) stereotyped and repetitive motor mannerisms (e.g. hand or finger flapping or twisting, or complex whole-body movements)
(D) persistent preoccupation with parts of objects


(III) The disturbance causes clinically significant impairments in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.

(IV) There is no clinically significant general delay in language (E.G. single words used by age 2 years, communicative phrases used by age 3 years)

(V) There is no clinically significant delay in cognitive development or in the development of age-appropriate self help skills, adaptive behavior (other than in social interaction) and curiosity about the environment in childhood.

(VI) Criteria are not met for another specific Pervasive Developmental Disorder or Schizophrenia."


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#9
Could all be side-effects of aids.
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#10
You can ask me. I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express once.

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this. Check a doctor that is qualified to make that conclusion. So don't go checking an ENT or an oncologist.
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#15
If you did have it, you probably would have been diagnosed at birth, so you've probably got nothing to worry about.

I say probably though...
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If you did have it, you probably would have been diagnosed at birth, so you've probably got nothing to worry about.

I say probably though...


Wrong, symptoms don't manifest until you're a few years old and start to develop communications and social skills.

Anyway, it sucks. The little bit of extra intelligence that comes with it is totally not worth the inability to deal with people.
#18
No, no you don't.
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Wrong, symptoms don't manifest until you're a few years old and start to develop communications and social skills.

Anyway, it sucks. The little bit of extra intelligence that comes with it is totally not worth the inability to deal with people.


Really? Then being a doctor is off the list then...
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#20
Nope. If you read the article it basically explains how Assburger's is just the new or adhd or rls. It's mostly used as an excuse for losers to keep being anti-social, say that the fact that they have no friends is a result of a disorder, and think that they have exceptional intelligence. Also see, "Unwarranted Self-Importance" and the ug article.
#21
I have it and have been diagnosed since I was 7. I don't think I have it, and I get pretty pissed off when pubescent teenagers think they have it because they don't fit in.

You don't have it.
#22
I don't think so. if you do, it's very mild. but i don't know how you talk to people, how you do things, if you're VERY fixated on one thing for long periods of time, etc. until I know these things, I can't make a decision. thats why you should ask a doctor.
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Nope. If you read the article it basically explains how Assburger's is just the new or adhd or rls. It's mostly used as an excuse for losers to keep being anti-social, say that the fact that they have no friends is a result of a disorder, and think that they have exceptional intelligence. Also see, "Unwarranted Self-Importance" and the ug article.

No. People who are actually diagnosed to have the condition. It does exist, and exhibits physical symptoms as well as psychological ones.

There are however people who claim to have it (but have never been diagnosed) as an attempt to excuse themselves from normal social interaction. Similar to how people claim to be "a bit schizophrenic" to appear more interesting, despite the fact that they don't know what schizophrenia is . What they're really pretending to have is dissociative identity disorder.
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#26
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No. People who are actually diagnosed to have the condition. It does exist, and exhibits physical symptoms as well as psychological ones.

There are however people who claim to have it (but have never been diagnosed) as an attempt to excuse themselves from normal social interaction. Similar to how people claim to be "a bit schizophrenic" to appear more interesting, despite the fact that they don't know what schizophrenia is . What they're really pretending to have is dissociative identity disorder.


Yes, I'm talking about the latter part of what you said. If someone goes to a doctor and is diagnosed, I'm not one to claim I know better. But when some anti-social teen reads about it, and uses it as an excuse for being anti-social, then I have no sympathy.
#27
asbergers is a legitimate disorder. there was a kid at my high school who definitely had it. It is pretty much hugh functioning autism. Any conversation that he got involved in immediately became awkward because of the things he said. Someone with asbergers will be very socially awkward without realizing it. However, most of the time they are very smart so i guess that kinda makes up for the awkwardness
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#29
Hey look at this ball, concentrate now, CATCH IT!! Awwwww... you missed. You thought/said I was an arsehole?


I'm going with a solid "maybe".


On a serious note, Asberger's Syndrome isn't as bad as.....



ASPARAGUS SYNDROME!!
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#31
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No. People who are actually diagnosed to have the condition. It does exist, and exhibits physical symptoms as well as psychological ones.

There are however people who claim to have it (but have never been diagnosed) as an attempt to excuse themselves from normal social interaction. Similar to how people claim to be "a bit schizophrenic" to appear more interesting, despite the fact that they don't know what schizophrenia is . What they're really pretending to have is dissociative identity disorder.

What kind of moron does that?
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#32
My cousin has that.


Its like a form of Autism but they are super smart or something. The kid is like 5 years old and hes a genius, but hes really ****ed up, socially.
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#35
I'm also pretty offended at how it seems like a joke to you. If you'd like an arse burger, I can shit in a bun and mail it to you with my regards.
#36
display some of those syptoms too (eye contact, starting conversations, few interests, monotonous voice etc.), but I don't have it. I think you're probably just a bit of a spaz. if you had it, it's likely you'd be diagnosed. One of my friends has mild autism, and you can really tell.
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#37
lol at the ass-burger
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#38
I am stepfather to a 14 year old guy who was diagnosed with Asberger's at 9. My daughter is 6 and has Kanner Autism. Same sort of thing but typically includes speech delay.
Nowadays it is normal to get a diagnosis of ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) which covers all the various disorders that have the same root cause and display some or many of the associated symptoms.
With my stepson, he has had a lot of problems at school and now attends a regular school that has special facilities for ASD kids. He suffers from outbursts of temper that usually manifest as random bouts of non-co-operation. He has trouble making friends or keeping them and has problems with tidiness and personal hygiene. On the other hand he is bright and interested in things like electronics, robotics and space travel.
These are symptoms that can be regarded as ASD but the disorder can manifest in completely different attributes. If you imagine a bar chart with zero across the centre and the bars representing various personality traits, a person with the disorder can have positive or negative reading on any of them outside the readings expected of a neuro-typical person.
TS, if you're still with me on this then get to your doctor and see about a referral to a specialist in this field. Especially do this if there is any sign of similar symptoms (or a diagnosis) in your extended family. It is an inherited disorder, whatever you might read on scare-monger websites. Good luck to you.
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#39
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Kind of like when after fight club everyone pretended to be fighting all the time.
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#40
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No. People who are actually diagnosed to have the condition. It does exist, and exhibits physical symptoms as well as psychological ones.

There are however people who claim to have it (but have never been diagnosed) as an attempt to excuse themselves from normal social interaction. Similar to how people claim to be "a bit schizophrenic" to appear more interesting, despite the fact that they don't know what schizophrenia is . What they're really pretending to have is dissociative identity disorder.



A bit schizophrenic? Would that be like someone saying "Yeah, I hear voices in my head. They only read the Shipping Forecast, though"?

I also reputedly have very mild Asperger's (I was diagnosed when I was 8 or 9 but both myself and my family have never really acknowledged it) It mostly tends to affect me through shyness and occasional social awkwardness. Though since I've finished Uni it's become something of a burden, as I seem to be having problems re-establishing old social relationships, as well as keeping me from taking action towards finding work/generally getting on with life etc.
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