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jaideybug
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28 Feb 2011, 8:51 pm

When you go to get an aspergers diagnosis, do you have to go through lobotomy?! ! I want diagnosed, but not if I have to be cut-open, getting surgery is one of my biggest fears.



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28 Feb 2011, 8:53 pm

WTF are you talking about? Lobotomies are no longer performed for any reason that I know of.


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28 Feb 2011, 8:54 pm

I was told that, phew...



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28 Feb 2011, 8:55 pm

Haha wait. I forget that I too sometimes take things quite literally. I was JOKING in the other thread. I thought I made that clear. Sorry!


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28 Feb 2011, 8:56 pm

Jeez, you scared me!!



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28 Feb 2011, 9:11 pm

Sorry haha... There is no such thing as a lobotomy today... You have nothing to be anxious about. Just a lot lf talking and paperwork.


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28 Feb 2011, 9:14 pm

No...Bloodwork (Sorry, I beleive things I hear)?



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28 Feb 2011, 9:24 pm

There is absolutely no diagnostic test for autism that involves making any size of incision on any part of your body. Also, a lobotomy is not a diagnostic procedure. A biopsy, which bears some similarities when performed on the brain, is a diagnostic procedure, but is not performed to detect autism. (More like brain cancer or something, I don't know.) The process of diagnosis currently does not involve needles or knives. Currently, it only involves asking questions of you and your family about your behavior and feelings. And when I was tested as a kid, they also tested how fast my reflexes were and how well I ran, IIRC, and how well I drew shapes and stuff. It's pretty fuzzy now. In the future, testing may involve brain imaging (e.g., MRIs), which involve magnets or radiation or some such thing (I'm tired and I've never studied this, okay?), and may be quite scary, but do not involve making incisions or poking holes.

There's a lot to be scared of in getting a diagnosis, but there are no blades or needles or other stabby, pokey or sharp instruments. Except pens and pencils, but they'll be for the psychologist to take notes. (On paper. Not on you.)


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28 Feb 2011, 9:25 pm

Nope, no bloodwork. You have nothing to worry about. You've started like 10 threads expressing your anxiety. I assure you, it is a process designed to help you, not hurt you.


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01 Mar 2011, 12:15 am

sorry but that was funny cute! :lol: and sorry you got scared too.. way to go eddie82.. :)


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