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benjaamin
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08 Jul 2010, 12:02 am

Hello!
I've never been diagnosed with any autism spectrum disorder, if you want to call it that. However, the more I read about Asperger's syndrome, the more I think a diagnosis of that syndrome would make sense for me. I do have schizophrenia, but those symptoms are very distinct from those of any kind of autism. Which is to say, I might be a little bit crazy, but beneath that there is something else, and if I were to be diagnosed as autistic I wouldn't be surprised, and such a diagnosis would make a great deal of sense.
I'm a linguist and I love language to a degree some might call obsessive; if my attention to linguistic detail is a symptom of autism it's been an asset rather than a burden, but I'd like to know what it's been like for others. I'm really looking for information more than anything, and for people like me. I've always been the odd man out, but this website has given me hope that perhaps I'm not so strange as I'd imagined. Thanks!



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08 Jul 2010, 12:10 am

Hi, welcome to WP!

If you're interested in self-diagnosing, try one of these tests:

http://www.piepalace.ca/blog/asperger-test-aq-test/

http://www.rdos.net/eng/Aspie-quiz.php


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08 Jul 2010, 12:47 am

Welcome to WrongPlanet. :)


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08 Jul 2010, 2:16 am

Welcome, benjaamin, to the Wrong Planet neighborhood.


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08 Jul 2010, 10:29 am

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10 Jul 2010, 7:18 am

Welcome, benjaamin :)


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10 Jul 2010, 4:50 pm

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