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Joshy96
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15 Nov 2017, 6:04 am

Hi there... when i was 17 i was diagnosed with aspergers syndrome by a psychologist, pediatrician, and psychiatrist... im now 21 and have recently been diagnosed as having borderline personality disorder.. now im just curious are these conditions often comorbid? Or have i been misdiagnosed as having either condition? Id like to hear from anyone who has both of these conditions..



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15 Nov 2017, 6:12 am

http://www.clinicalneuropsychiatry.org/ ... _hetta.pdf
Study done on females

https://autismwomensnetwork.org/autisti ... -it-right/
If you’re autistic, there’s a good chance you have also been given at least one of the following diagnoses: generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), social anxiety disorder (SAD), ADD/ADHD, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorder, major depressive disorder (MDD), Tourette’s, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder (BPD). Current research suggests that as many as 8 out of 10 autistic individuals have at least one other psychiatric condition–commonly referred to as a comorbid condition.

I think women are more likely to be diagnosed with comorbids than men. The autism diagnoses is missed and they get diagnosed with something else first. With men, they get diagnosed with autism early, and that diagnoses is seen as sufficient to explain everything.



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15 Nov 2017, 6:41 am

Thank you for your reply.. that is interesting... im definitely more the sensitive emotional type, and yes i have also been diagnosed with ocd and anxiety disorder



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17 Nov 2017, 6:05 am

I have Aspergers & was diagnosed with that along with BPD when I was going through a psychotic depression over my 1st realtionship ending. I had a lot of the BPD symptoms but some of it was really due to my bad anxiety & OCD & being very emotionally immature for my age. I don't think I would get diagnosed with it nowadays but I'm on anxiety & OCD meds & grew a lot from the experience thou I still have some issues.


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