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09 Jan 2011, 6:12 pm

I am at this site because of Nick Dubin's book Asperger Syndrome and Anxiety. I started reading this sort of material after being hospitalized with a combination of anxiety of pyschotic features. The psychiatrist asked me whether I had ever been diagnosed with Asperger's.

Well, there's a long story. Years ago I was in grad school, and I just wasn't getting the job done. I did some reading here and there, and thought at times I was depressed, hand anxiety/OCD, and perhaps schizphrenia. Then false memories came up, and I was sent to the Counseling Services psychiatrist, and she diagnosed me with schizophrenia based on the way I remembered things..

Later, I saw other psychiatrists who recognized the level of anxiety, and they suggesteted that I had OCD to bring on the false memories. I saw a clinical psychologist years ago who said I had schizophrenia with over-perseveration as part of it, OCD, and depression.

At the latest hospitalization, the psychiatrist had a psychologist talk to and test me, and he concluded it was schizoaffective disorder (schizophrenia, he said, requires hearing voices for 6 months), OCD, and probably Asperger's. Talk about a lot of [email protected]

Anyway I have a lot of the same problems a lot of other Aspies have. I read how Nick showered his online dating mate with affection. I recently got onine, myself, after never having had a serious date (I am 39 years old) and found a nice woman, and I showered her with affection strangely, I (or many) would think, saying "lots of love" when I don't think whe thought I loved her already. Then, last night I saw a message when I was registering from Theo, who said that she tends to be way too honest/tell too much in dating things. That happned to me, too. As part of my non-Aspie traits, I tend to have a sexual addiction - and - I won't say what I said to them, but two women pretty much stopped talking to me. (My local mental health primary ACT worker says I am "brutally honest" - I just learned in the past few days how common among Aspies that is..... Anwya, that's enough from me for now.

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09 Jan 2011, 6:23 pm

Welcome to WP!


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09 Jan 2011, 6:24 pm

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09 Jan 2011, 6:27 pm

hope I didn't write too much! I'm a bit long winded compared to the others in their intros here, I just noticed.

BTW, right after being diagnosed with schizophrenia, because I watched the movie Nell I thought may I should reject that diagnosis. I think I visited this site back then.



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09 Jan 2011, 7:18 pm

Welcome to WP!


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09 Jan 2011, 8:38 pm

Nice to meet you, Bill - and welcome to the Wrong Planet forums.


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10 Jan 2011, 9:16 am

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10 Jan 2011, 3:47 pm

Welcome to Wrong Planet!


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10 Jan 2011, 5:17 pm

Wolkom hjirre op de Ferkearde Planeet.
(I saw your username and decided to pitch in some nice words)

The exact nature of your diagnosis is not a big thing. I think the most important thing is that you find some good advice here and maybe can contribute here from your experiences.

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10 Jan 2011, 6:03 pm

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10 Jan 2011, 10:03 pm

Welkome to WrongPlanet. :)

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