New here, not sure if I'm ASD, but I sure am a mess...

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WorldsEdge
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17 Dec 2009, 12:07 pm

by most standards, though not necessarily my own...

I'm presently undergoing treatment for major depression, for which I'm taking two different types of anti-depressants. I've also been diagnosed as ADHD-PI for which I'm also taking two kinds of medicines as well as a sedative to stop the jaw-grinding that started after I got rolling on this pill parade. (The psychiatrist I see for my prescriptions wasn't sure which medicine is causing this, but what's one more pill, right? :roll: )

I have a four year old son with a PDD-NOS diagnosis that puts him on the autism spectrum, or so everyone but the school district where we live seems to think. So we've been fighting for additional services and they've grudgingly giving him some.

Anyway, the social worker I see is starting to seriously wonder if I might be Asperger's as well, or that perhaps that what they've been calling ADHD-PI is not that but instead is Asperger's.

So I thought I'd register on this site and poke around. Not sure how much or how often I'll be posting, but I figured I should do at least a courtesy introduction post.


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17 Dec 2009, 12:13 pm

Welcome to WP!


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17 Dec 2009, 3:53 pm

Hello WorldsEdge, welcome, enjoy your stay on the Wrong Planet!


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17 Dec 2009, 7:29 pm

Hello WorldsEdge, i'm new here too just thought i'd say hi. I don't remember where I heard this so it may not be all that credible but I remember hearing somewhere in the news that researchers are begining to think that ADHD and ADD are part of the autism spectrum... might be something worth looking into.



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18 Dec 2009, 4:47 am

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