How do i know if i have autism or brain damage?

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14 Jan 2011, 5:58 pm

how can i tell the difference? my father was careless with me when i was a child and i heard one time he dropped me.



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14 Jan 2011, 6:08 pm

there are some folks out there, who believe that autism is a brain damage.... In that case, your question is easy to answer.

But maybe if you tell us abit more about you, then we can tell you if you have autistic traits or not.


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14 Jan 2011, 6:21 pm

This is my favourite aspie quiz:

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

It's not official or anything, but just reading the questions would give you some idea. If you answer them, it gives a chart which lasts an hour - you can copy it.



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14 Jan 2011, 7:03 pm

Newlife,

Being dropped on your head can cause brain damage and even DEATH, but it is unlikely to create autistic symptoms.



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14 Jan 2011, 8:57 pm

We're all just a little bit brain damaged here!

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14 Jan 2011, 9:01 pm

2ukenkerl wrote:
Newlife,

Being dropped on your head can cause brain damage and even DEATH, but it is unlikely to create autistic symptoms.


Yep, the only caveat could be frontal lobe with executive dysfunction.



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14 Jan 2011, 10:43 pm

Mdyar wrote:
2ukenkerl wrote:
Newlife,

Being dropped on your head can cause brain damage and even DEATH, but it is unlikely to create autistic symptoms.


Yep, the only caveat could be frontal lobe with executive dysfunction.


That's not actually an autistic symptom. Comorbid maybe....



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15 Jan 2011, 12:10 am

Executive dysfunction is not an autistic symptom? It seems that it may actually be (link).



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15 Jan 2011, 12:32 am

Verdandi wrote:
Executive dysfunction is not an autistic symptom? It seems that it may actually be (link).


That merely says that they tried to test for it and, according to them, it happened in autistics to a different degree than their controls. In any event, some autistics seem to defy that, and I don't recall any part of the DSM metioning it. I didn't say they couldn't happen in autism, or even that they didn't usually occur. I merely said it wasn't an autistic symptom.



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15 Jan 2011, 12:44 am

Autism is not a mental disorder.


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