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GlassOnion
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05 Oct 2010, 10:10 pm

Hi

My brief story: I never had any friends throughout my high school years - I was basically an outcast the entire time. I finished high school in 2003, and went through a period of extreme depression immediately after finishing. At one point I expressed concern to my mother about my inability to socialize - I think I said something about how the ability to socialize seems to come naturally to everyone else, but for some reason it doesn't come naturally to me. Then she said something like: "I think it's time we mentioned the A word".

Anyway... I went to see a psychiatrist and he basically told me he believed I had Asperger's, and it was up to me whether or not I get an "official" diagnosis. In the end I decided not to get a diagnosis because of two disadvantages he mentioned - the first one being that insurance can be more expensive if you are diagnosed with a mental illness, and the second being that having a mental illness precludes you from getting certain jobs.



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05 Oct 2010, 10:21 pm

Wow, your story is a lot like mine. Welcome to Wrong Planet.



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05 Oct 2010, 11:08 pm

Welcome to WP!


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06 Oct 2010, 8:51 am

Welcome!


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06 Oct 2010, 11:49 am

Welcome greetings, GlassOnion, to the Wrong Planet forums.


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06 Oct 2010, 12:01 pm

Hello and welcome :D