Patient Comments: Asperger's Syndrome - Diagnosis

Question:

How was Asperger's syndrome diagnosed in you, a friend, or relative? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Sarina, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: June 07

I had people tell me that I have Asperger's syndrome and when I read about it, I seem to have a bunch of the characteristics that was mentioned, probably from a young age.

Comment from: TheArtsy, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: March 26

Self-diagnosed Asperger's syndrome. When you have similar negative experience in social settings over and over again throughout your life, learn about psychiatric conditions and the DSM, it is pretty obvious. Apropos the folks who opine that this is not a disease but a personality trait, where that 'disease' line is drawn depends on two things: the severity of your deviance and the tolerance or support you receive in your cohort. We're all human.

Comment from: LaLaLand, 7-12 Female (Caregiver) Published: December 12

My son was formally diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome by a pediatric neurologist. However, we were informed by his Pre-K3 teacher that there was an issue that he would not talk to anyone other than her and that he would act out if/when she asked him a question to answer out loud before any other students. He could not ride the tricycle and would have a tantrum if someone put him on one. He seemed uninterested in any of the events or topics at school and often wanted to be alone.

Comment from: Melanie B Bar, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 28

I have lived with Asperger's syndrome all of my life, and when the only doctor had it treated (when without being agitated by another), it had reduced symptomatically.

Comment from: NCmomoftwo, 13-18 Female (Caregiver) Published: April 24

A therapist diagnosed my Asperger's syndrome.

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