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floodwater
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09 Sep 2017, 10:01 pm

my name is e.. i like to read and watch movies (especially horror) and space out. i don't do a lot else besides that... have trouble talking to anyone besides my boyfriend

i need friends i feel comfortable around..... been diagnosed with aspergers for almost 3 years now and still haven't quite accepted it

my younger sister is pretty heavily on the spectrum and received a lot of (what i honestly see as) neurotypical conversion therapy as a child, our parents considered her condition a tragedy..... they didn't notice my condition and when i exhibited behaviors they thought i was just being a bad kid on purpose........

sometimes i wonder if my diagnosis wasn't even accurate... so i'm 19 and a little lost now? have a hard time with socializing, came here in hopes i'd like the community and to get some information on what's going on in my brain

hello all..


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10 Sep 2017, 12:08 am

Welcome to Wrong Planet!

You're not the only one who sometimes wonders whether your diagnosis was inaccurate - I do that too sometimes; I think it's quite anyone who wasn't diagnosed as a young child. And as for the social problems, we all have those too here.
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10 Sep 2017, 6:43 am

Welcome, E!

Hopefully you'll find the resources here useful to help you learn more about yourself.



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10 Sep 2017, 9:52 am

Welcome to the forum. I hope you enjoy yourself here.

I'm not sure if this going to be helpful for you, but I too have wondered in recent years whether or not I got an accurate diagnosis. I was diagnosed ... let's see that would be around 8-9 years ago, in the days of the DSM 4? At that time, it was claimed that I had what was Aspergers.

But since that time, things have changed greatly. In 12014, I entered university, and since then, I think major changes have occured. By late 12016, when I joined this forum, I went and read the tales of many of the forum's users, and watched a few YouTube videos made by autistic adults, and I honestly had considerable trouble relating to many of these people. Later on I did the AQ and RDOS tests (With results in the signature) and ended up in a very grey area -- featuring some aspergers traits, but not enough for the real deal. Then I read a blog made by a dyspraxic, along with the signs of dyspraxia on the Dyspraxia Foundation UK website, and could relate to many of them. Surprisingly, I could also relate to some dyslexic traits too.

So, it's possible that I was misdiagnosed. Hard to say.


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10 Sep 2017, 3:56 pm

Welcome to Wrong Planet! :)


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