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28 Nov 2011, 1:19 pm

My dad lets his interest take over his life, which is football. His own son isn't interested in football but his nephew is, so he is more of like a father to his nephew than he is with his own son, just because his nephew likes football like him. His intense interest in football has come before his marriage and his kids, and he split up with my mum a long time ago because of it.

Asperger's?


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28 Nov 2011, 1:24 pm

Maybe. Does he display any other symptoms?



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28 Nov 2011, 3:02 pm

How does this intense interest in football manifest itself?

I live in a culture where going to home and away games, watching football on TV, reading about it, talking about it, playing it once or twice a week etc is within the normal range of behaviour.



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28 Nov 2011, 3:11 pm

does he display other signs of aspergers? does he rock, have a detached look in his eyes, a monotone voice, hyperactivity, rage attacks, gets upset when his routine is disrupted, have a problem remembering faces, etc?
sounds like it might be asperger, though.



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28 Nov 2011, 4:37 pm

felinesaresuperior wrote:
does he display other signs of aspergers? does he rock, have a detached look in his eyes, a monotone voice, hyperactivity, rage attacks, gets upset when his routine is disrupted, have a problem remembering faces, etc?
sounds like it might be asperger, though.


No, none of that. He just has an intense interest in football, more so than an average interest.


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28 Nov 2011, 4:48 pm

If intense obsessions is all he displays then no he does not have Asperger's.