PDD NOS VS asperger. which one am i? YOU CHOOSE

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04 Apr 2016, 12:58 pm

my symptoms:

im literal.

i have trouble socializing.

i have sensory issues.

i do repetitive behavior.

i have a routine symptom maybe idk i got upset when something changed when i was little idk about now maybe i dont realize it but anyways.

i said inappropriate things possibly.
i think i prob have OCD bc i used to obsessive over things and keep checking on things.
im also the type that believes things.
this prob is autism thinking in some way.

also my IEP says meets criterias for a autism spectrum disorder.

not sure if this means all or some.

i also have a language impairment


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04 Apr 2016, 1:41 pm

It's impossible to tell. I would have to meet you in person, and observe you over a period of time.

Anyway, under the DSM-V, you wouldn't be either one--because they don't exist.

You would be diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Probably Level 1.



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04 Apr 2016, 1:45 pm

kraftiekortie wrote:
It's impossible to tell. I would have to meet you in person, and observe you over a period of time.

Anyway, under the DSM-V, you wouldn't be either one--because they don't exist.

You would be diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Probably Level 1.

kinda off topic but are u lvl 1 as well?


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04 Apr 2016, 1:49 pm

I was diagnosed as autistic at age 3.

"Brain-damaged" at about age 4.

I don't have a recent autistic diagnosis---but I would be in Level One should I have one.



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04 Apr 2016, 1:56 pm

kraftiekortie wrote:
I was diagnosed as autistic at age 3.

"Brain-damaged" at about age 4.

I don't have a recent autistic diagnosis---but I would be in Level One should I have one.


thats up to you.

if you want a diagnosed or not.


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04 Apr 2016, 1:57 pm

I would not benefit from one. And it would cost me lots of money.

I know what I am. I know my background. I don't need a present diagnosis to confirm that.



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05 Apr 2016, 11:40 am

Well, firstly, those two diagnoses don't exist anymore. It's all autism now.

Secondly, even when they did exist, interrater agreement on them was extremely poor. Each clinician had their own personal definition of the boundaries between the different autism spectrum conditions, and agreement across clinicians was barely better than chance. (At least LFAs weren't called Asperger - but they could be called autism or PDD NOS. HFAs and MFAs could get all three pretty much randomly.)

So for us to decide which label best fits you, the labels would have to have a consistent agreed-upon meaning, and they don't.