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DeaconBlues
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01 Mar 2014, 6:34 pm

I was misdiagnosed as schizotypal when I was in the Air Force, in 1989, because the DSM-IV hadn't come out yet, so the psych refused to consider the possibility of autism because I wasn't low-functioning. Instead, he decided my flatness of affect was because I didn't feel emotions and couldn't understand them, not because I wasn't expressing them in the expected fashion.

My wife is certain I have AS; I'm inclined to agree, but would prefer a professional diagnosis, which doesn't seem possible at my current income level (I do qualify for Medicaid, but I can't seem to even find a psychiatrist or neurologist in this area who takes Medicaid, and a counselor can't diagnose so much as a hangnail officially).


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01 Mar 2014, 6:39 pm

ImAnAspie wrote:
... I was originally seeing the psychiatrist for depression and he picked up the Asperger's in me.... Mine was one of disbelief and anger despite the fact that I knew nothing about Asperger's apart from the fact that it was a form of autism.

It was a GP and I was more surprised than angry, but apart from that, it is also my story.


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