Asperger Syndrome

Discussion in 'Human Science' started by Varda, May 10, 2008.

  1. wise acre Registered Senior Member

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    Many mental illnesses do not have delusion as one of the symptoms. The mood disorders, for example, do not have to affect accurate responses about reality.
    (I am using the language of the field which I don't really agree with)

    Also you can be delusional without being mentally ill.

    You can believe in all sorts of things, but as long as you can work and have a social life it is very unlikely you will be diagnosed or even considered mentally ill.
     
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  3. Varda The Bug Lady Valued Senior Member

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    BTW VI, did you see that I scored 138 AS on that quiz?
     
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  5. visceral_instinct Monkey see, monkey denigrate Valued Senior Member

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    Pulling my leg is fine, but can't you use a smiley to show you're just pulling my leg? This is the internet.

    And yes I did notice...

    I scored 180/200.
     
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  7. Varda The Bug Lady Valued Senior Member

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    Nah, Imma let you struggle with it because your bursts of e-anger are funny.

    I just scored high because I'm a huge dork. I'm not socially retarded or anything.
     
  8. visceral_instinct Monkey see, monkey denigrate Valued Senior Member

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    The test doesn't measure being a dork, Varda.

    I agree that an online test result doesn't definitively mean that you have A-syndrome, but it probably does mean you have ASD traits/symptoms.
     
  9. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    I find them disturbing.

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    It seems more like rage than anger.
     
  10. Bree Registered Member

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    This also crossed my thoughts once. But I don't know. Maybe I have to research more, to be able to understand.
     
  11. aspie Registered Member

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    Well first of all there have always been Aspies,thats why you live in a world with electricy and computers for instance.
    We need no `excuses` for not conforming to your ways.
    We are a group and have the same right to belong to our group as gays,lesbians or ethnic minorities-targets you would be less inclined to attack I`d suspect.
    We are proud and why should we not be?
    Without us you would be huddled freezing in a cave (but having a good old chatter).
    Incidently-gays,blacks and lesbians self diagnose -wheres your outrage about that?
    Aspergers is a natural necessary neurological variation just like the ones in the previous sentence.







     
  12. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    LOL that's funny right there
     
  13. PsychoTropicPuppy Bittersweet life? Valued Senior Member

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    Out of boredom I took the test mentioned on page #3

    Your Aspie score: 100 of 200
    Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 91 of 200
    You seem to have both Aspie and neurotypical traits
    Dyslexia-score: 8 of 20
    You might have dyslexia

    Looks like I'm both? o.o
     
  14. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    Hay Spidergoat... is you'r avitar an insite to how you see other people when they talk to you (especialy in person).???
     
  15. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    Yeah, they are all starting to seem like clowns.
     
  16. Varda The Bug Lady Valued Senior Member

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    http://www.cracked.com/article_17522_p2.html
     
  17. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    Why are people with Aspergers so bloody sensitive?
    Is that part of the illness?

    After watching Monk, I quite fancied the idea of having Aspergers myself. I'm quite keen on rearranging the books in my bookshelf, and other stuff.
    Then I took an online Aspergers test, and it seems that I have virtually no Aspergers at all.
    Disappointed.
     
  18. Oli Heute der Enteteich... Registered Senior Member

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    Supposition.

    Supposition.

    Self diagnose?
    I think you're getting somewhat confused about distinguishability among many other things. Self-diagnosed as black?

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    Necessary? Supposition.
     
  19. Oli Heute der Enteteich... Registered Senior Member

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    Yes and no.
    It's (possibly) a result of a lifetime's worth of being "out of step" and constantly berated for it.

    Ha ha! sucks to be you

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  20. visceral_instinct Monkey see, monkey denigrate Valued Senior Member

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    I completely disagree with this.

    I know when someone expresses sadness on the internet, I feel the same dismay and the same urge to take care of them and make them feel better, as I do in real life. Sometimes actually more. On the internet, it's contained; in real life, something in me shuts down a little when someone is emoting heavily. You know when you hyper-stimulate a nerve to the point that it goes numb? That's what excess emotion does to me. I'll still take care of the person, but I'll do it in a more detached way...shit, hard to describe.

    But I think you get my point - communicating via the net doesn't make you less empathic.
     
  21. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    I wouldn't worry about it, you could take the test again and pick the answer that make you less of either or both of them if you like.

    Again as mentioned by others, online tests aren't 100% accurate.
     
  22. Repo Man Valued Senior Member

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    The character that Tony Shaloub plays has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, not Asperger's. Differentiating between Asperger's and Obsessive-compulsive Disorder.
     
  23. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    Possibly the actor has taken on symptoms from a number of individuals.
    I think that a few people with Aspergers would identify with him.

    Anyway, a great series, regrettably finished now after series 8.

    Tony Shaloub has joined a select number of my detective greats, including Peter Falk as Columbo, Margaret Rutherford as Miss Marple, Peter Sellers as Clousseau, and Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes.
     

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