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paddy26
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06 Mar 2010, 10:49 pm

does anyone else find this fact a bit of a []



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06 Mar 2010, 10:54 pm

Was he officially diagnosed?


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06 Mar 2010, 10:57 pm

don't know, he might have diagnosed himself.



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06 Mar 2010, 11:19 pm

paddy26 wrote:
don't know, he might have diagnosed himself.

I was just joking because Asperger's was only diagnosable since the mid 90's.
I could be even more annoying by saying 'but self diagnosis doesn't count as a real diagnosis.' I should add one of these guys in: :wink: :lol: :P


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06 Mar 2010, 11:22 pm

I have heard of him having it but I wonder where that came from?



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06 Mar 2010, 11:26 pm

I was joking as well but I guess he could have diagnosed himself unofficially. I sort of did myself when I was younger.



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06 Mar 2010, 11:26 pm

I think that, if he really was an Aspie, it is pretty awesome and hilarious. I like old Dr. Hans. He seemed like a good guy. I really like how he respected his subjects' AS-given talents, and how he protected them from Nazi scorn.
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07 Mar 2010, 1:47 am

It is very sad about his capable nursing sister, Viktorine Zak. She set up some good training courses for the children that Dr Asperger was seeing ... and was killed in an air raid and buried with the Aspie child that she was trying to save. The brief story is in Tony Attwood's book (Complete Guide, p83).



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07 Mar 2010, 1:59 am

paddy26 wrote:
don't know, he might have diagnosed himself.


I wouldn't be surprised, if he did,


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07 Mar 2010, 3:55 am

Well it is an interesting idea, when I was in the few days and weeks after becoming aware of having AS I was told by one of the smartest people here (I am not naming names out of respect for their privacy) that while diagnosis after death of the great and the good has become very common (it seems at times to be a popular sport http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People_spe ... n_autistic) but in the case of Hans it might be true.

The problem is that AS can be confused with other things, and to do the DX after death will be much harder than the DX of a living person.

V. Lyons and M. Fitzgerald, J. Autism Dev Disord, 2007, volume 37, pages 2020-2021 is a paper which does suggest that Hans Asperger was an aspie.


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07 Mar 2010, 8:22 am

It takes a thief to catch a thief.

What is 'a bit of a []'?



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07 Mar 2010, 8:24 am

pensieve wrote:
paddy26 wrote:
don't know, he might have diagnosed himself.

I was just joking because Asperger's was only diagnosable since the mid 90's.
I could be even more annoying by saying 'but self diagnosis doesn't count as a real diagnosis.' I should add one of these guys in: :wink: :lol: :P


But could you get a more real diagnosis than one from Hans Asperger? :P

He could have been, or at least had traits.


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19 Mar 2010, 2:35 pm

Quote:
What is 'a bit of a []'?


That's me getting censored for using a bad word.



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19 Mar 2010, 5:15 pm

one-A-N wrote:
It is very sad about his capable nursing sister, Viktorine Zak. She set up some good training courses for the children that Dr Asperger was seeing ... and was killed in an air raid and buried with the Aspie child that she was trying to save. The brief story is in Tony Attwood's book (Complete Guide, p83).

Well that's a bit of a downer.


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19 Mar 2010, 5:36 pm

That's an interesting thought. :) considering it's named after him, then it could be possible-but-also-ironic that he could be an aspie too. :)


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19 Mar 2010, 5:42 pm

I wonder if this is a trick thread.


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