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Asperger's Syndrome

Started by インフェルノの津波 November 26th, 2010 12:22 AM
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インフェルノの津波

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Posted June 8th, 2014
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Someone of you may have heard of this, some of may have not.

Well, before I go technical on you, I'll explain.

Asperger's Syndrome is basically Autism on a less severe scale. People with Asperger's Syndrome, unlike those with Autism, can control certain aspects of their life, but the addictions to certain habits remain, except more controlled. They also can exceed in one thing, or having intense interests. Like how Satoshi Tajiri (the creator of Pokemon) used to make Pokemon. I'm not sure on his part, but I'll look into more.

They also have lack of empathy for others, physically clumsy, and lacking of non-verbal communication skills.

Take me. I control in my life...but my urges sometimes get the better of me. This site is one of those urges. Also I play my DSi for many hours, Japanese music, and sleeping for abnormal hours. (I can sleep from 4-11 hours.) But for the most part I can control my life fairly. But...unfortunately I have all the other signs of Asperger's as well. I have lack of empathy for others, I'm very clumsy, and I lack non-verbal communication. For example, I sometimes misread words, some of you have probably seen me in this site.

But I don't let this disorder get the better of me. In fact, it has helped me more than anything. I met lots of people on this site who helped me in ways I cannot explain. Also, I don't blame it for any problems I have in my life.

So yeah, let's talk about Asperger's Syndrome.

Oh yeah, quite a few people have Asperger's, some of you may recognize them.

Beethoven, Jane Austen, Alexander Graham Bell, Einstein, H P Lovecraft, Newton, Mark Twain, Van Gogh, George Washington and Bill Gates have it.

Purple Materia

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My brother has it. And he hates it. It makes him really sad. He thinks it makes him really different from the others. He has a hard time at school for things he can't control, and he blames all of it on Asperger's.

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Alice

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Age 27
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Posted April 29th, 2015
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I have it, or so my Doctor thinks. I disagree with her, but I suppose it's possible.

I'm somewhat clumsy. I'm very athletic, but I don't have the best coordination ever. I suck at dealing with people in general, and hate talking to anyone (Even over the phone, or in-game.) I also flinch really easily, which you didn't mention.

I don't have any of the other things you've listed though. In fact, I'd say I'm the opposite of the rest of the negatives you listed.

Very empathetic. (Maybe too much.)
Great non-verbal skills.
Very strong-willed, never have sudden urges, and have a very balanced/laid back lifestyle.

Perhaps I just don't have it as severely as you do, but maybe I've just overcome it over the years . (I do also have ADHD quite severely, which I have more or less overcome. It caused me hell in my Senior year, but otherwise, I'm doing okay.)

インフェルノの津波

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Seattle
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Posted June 8th, 2014
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My brother has it. And he hates it. It makes him really sad. He thinks it makes him really different from the others. He has a hard time at school for things he can't control, and he blames all of it on Asperger's.
...I don't really know what to say, except that he shouldn't blame all of his problems on it.

Though I can sympathize, I kind of the same problems last year. But now I'm going to an alternative, and I'm doing quite well.

Anyway, not listening to me, you should probably try to help his problems, whatever they are. If they're urges, keep them away from away. No matter what. It may help.

I mean I wanna help, just don't know how...

Dark Pulse94

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yeah, well I have come to notice some of my "addictions" (pokecommunity being one of them) and my strengths, in science and Music... and, if you look at my recent VM's with TSO, you will notice the lack of Empathy...

of course, to add to this, I also have severe anxiety disorder, and a strong attachment to my family...

Aquacorde

see you good kids on the other side

Age 26
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Seen September 9th, 2018
Posted March 18th, 2018
I have been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. It was probably the reason I had a hard time being social as a child. However, I have overcome this inhibition to become a very sociable person with confidence and style galore. ;)

I'm like QuilavaKing in that I am quite empathetic and strong-willed, and I have great non-verbal skills. I also have a laid-back and balanced lifestyle.
I am more coordinated than I used to be, though I end up falling over when I'm concentration on not falling over. And I run into walls sometimes, but that's when I'm just not paying attention.

I have really just started to break free from the constraints that Asperger's put upon me, but I feel I am overcoming everything quite well. Which is why I absolutely despise anyone using Autism/Asperger's as an excuse for their own or someone else's behavior. I know that it can be overcome, and using it as a fallback for things is not helping the person with the disorder at all; it is hindering them.

I went most of my life so far without a diagnosis of Asperger's. My parents knew something was off about me, and so took me to fourteen different psychiatrists over the course seven years. Out of these fourteen people, we received thirteen different diagnoses. The only one that was agreed upon was Asperger's, and I was diagnosed with that at ages twelve and fourteen. As a result of not being diagnosed, though, I had no legitimate excuse for my behavior. I had to grow up and learn things like a standard child would. I actually think this gave me a better chance to be able to function well in the world, because I have three stepbrothers on the Autism scale who are very sheltered and not nearly as developed in sets of skills as I was at that point.

All in all, I am actually very grateful that I have Asperger's. It helps me gather knowledge enough that I can recognize what I need to do to help myself be strong and work in this society. It is a gift and a curse, but the curse part can be overcome.
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Dark Pulse94

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Age 24
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wow TSO... I had no Idea we were so alike...

although I find some things you said hard to believe, I'll put that aside...

more about my Diagnosis:

I was not officially Diagnosed until about 6 months ago, at the age of 15. I had origonally seen a pediotritian (and a quite well respected one in my area) who had declined the diagnosis, saying that I was borderline, and that I had the choice whether or not I was given a diagnosis. I didn't want such a label.
3 years later, we returned to the same pediotritian, with my attitude and marks (I go to a selective high school, and this was the first time I had gotten a C for anything besides PE) and I was given the Diagnosis, along with Anxiety disorder and depression.

I have since been on medication, but this has only made things worse, during the course of 6 months, I have been on 3 different drugs, all having no effect (else a negative one)

well, unlike you people, I have not been through to the other side of the tunnel, but I manage (barely) - my grades have continued to drop - so much that I might have to repeat a year (therefore be expelled)

please excuse bad tyoping as I currently have a horridly sticky keyboard, being not at ho,me.

Dark Pulse94

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let's not bring this fight into here... If you really want an answer, I'll PM it to you

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quick note(s) that I have clung to, when it comes to coping:

-never forget the things you love, and never let them slip away from you...

-Que Sera Sera

インフェルノの津波

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Seattle
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Posted June 8th, 2014
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TSO, that was kind of harsh.

Alright, I guess I should explain my origins.

Truth is, I obtained Asperger's Syndrome when I turned 8. Before then, full blown Autism.

I was a mess. I walked away from my mom, IN NEW YORK CITY. I got lost. Daily.

I used to put m Pokemon toys in a straight line. If someone even touched it, I screamed like a banshee. Also, my Pokemon addiction back then makes my PC addiction look like a joke. If I didn't have the toy I wanted, I screamed and screamed and screamed.

But my mom went through it, denying everything I wanted so I learned I couldn't get everything I wanted. And that is how I now have Asperger's.

Alice

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Which is why I absolutely despise anyone using Autism/Asperger's as an excuse for their own or someone else's behavior.
I always felt that it wasn't a good excuse, and that I should put my all into overcoming it. I NEVER used it as an excuse for any of my shortcomings, even if it really was the cause (which it was most of the time.) I was really proud of myself for this, and felt it made me stronger, but last year, I used it as an excuse probably 2 or 300 times. I really just couldn't handle everything that was happening.

It can be pretty rough.

Aquacorde

see you good kids on the other side

Age 26
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Seen September 9th, 2018
Posted March 18th, 2018
I find it interesting that you switched like that, インフェルノの津波. I've never heard of that happening.

QuilavaKing- It's rough, and it sucks that you did have to use that as a fallback. :(

Dark Pulse, if you have a problem with how I described events, then you will post them here because that is indeed the topic at hand.
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Alice

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Also, an odd thing that I've noticed about myself... the older I get, the more stupid I become. I was, quite literally, a genius as a kid. My IQ was over 160. (Or so some test that they performed on me says.)

Now, I'm not sure if I'll be able to even keep up in college... I'm not really sure why that is, but I wonder if it does have something to do with Asperger's.

I'm still the intellectual sort, and I'm way ahead of 90% of my high school (That's not saying much), but still. Compared to what I was...

インフェルノの津波

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Seattle
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Posted June 8th, 2014
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You have no idea.

It was hell for me and my mother. She had to endure me, a autistic child maniac. And I was denied of everything I wanted.

Thank god it's over.

QuilavaKing I agree with you. When I was a kid, I used to be outgoing and I did things almost exactly right. This was when I was 8. Fastforward to 15. I sometimes mishear things, I'm an indoor person, and I sometimes get tests wrong. When I was a kid, I aced everything.

Aquacorde

see you good kids on the other side

Age 26
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Posted March 18th, 2018
QuilavaKing, I feel that too. o.o It's so weird and does not sit well with me. D:
インフェルノの津波, you both are happier now, right?
i want to believe

Dark Pulse94

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Age 24
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Seen November 9th, 2011
Posted October 23rd, 2011
388 posts
9 Years
wow... gosh people have some lengthy stories with Aspergers...

I guess one of my passions was Family... I grew up in a typical Italian Family, and was taught early that Family was the most important thing in life, the ones that loved you most...

brb, sorry, I'm very busy...

インフェルノの津波

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Posted June 8th, 2014
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Yeah, we are. We're both focusing on our lives.

Well some people usually have long stories about Asperger's cause it's kind of a big thing and it effects your life, your family and who you ultimately are.

If I never had Asperger's, I'd never go on this site.

Aquacorde

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Age 26
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Posted March 18th, 2018
I don't know if I would have come to PC if I had not had Asperger's. (wow convoluted sentence there. sorry ^^;). I may not have stayed as long as I did or done the same things, or even came back after four years. However, PC did help me become more sociable, and so I'm glad that I did find my way here.
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Zeta Sukuna

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People can use Autism/Aspergers as an excuse? Whenever I try it, it always ends up screwing me over.

Excuse me, let me try again, I have high functioning autism, I have a hard time understanding emotions, though I used to have a better grasp of them, in order to get through Middle School, I had to reset my personality, leaving me with little to no emotion. Even now, I have a hard time knowing what an emotion is.

I can not non-verbally communicate, and it's hard to understand for me, I have urges for the internet, and I care not for other human life. I care more for animals then humans, and I care more for humans then myself. I have a strength in writing, which is damning to me, since I don't understand emotion that well, so a career as a writer will be tough to go after (Though I'll still try), though my other strengths are reading, and I guess just picking up new things.

My memory is weird, sometimes it decides to work, and when it does, the picking up new things kicks in, if it doesn't, then I will NEVER remember it, even when I am showed a video of it.

I used to have anger problems before my personality change.

I am also a good actor, and to appear normal, I act throughout the school day. When people laugh, I laugh, and honestly, that's all I really need to do. No one thinks I am autistic and when I tell them, they say I'm lying.

And no, I have no notions of suicide. I never would think of it, it's pointless.

Dark Pulse94

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also - インフェルノの津波 and Quilavaking, I was exacty the same...

as a child, I was top of my year, better than some kids the year above me even (not kidding!) - I had a perfect posture, would be outside at every opportunity, and was brilliant.

Highschool came, and my tower of genius came crumbling down...
although now I am getting outdoors more often, most of the time balancing along my fence, I spend most of my time indoors, I gave up playing Clarinet (the musical instrument I play) for 8 weeks straight, although now I play it on occasion, and my grades went downhill at an accelerated rate.

I just really hope that where I am now is the very bottom, as I don't think I can handle much more of this...

Spoiler:
this year, I started having scuisidal thoughts
things have gotten so out of control, that it has been horrid... if things get much worse (to TSO's delight) I may not be alive for much longer...

now, I

Aquacorde

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Age 26
Female
Ankh-Morpork
Seen September 9th, 2018
Posted March 18th, 2018
To give in and commit suicide means weakness. If you commit suicide all you are doing is giving up everything, giving in to the pressures that led you there, instead of rising up, fighting back, and overcoming them. Everyone needs to be strong and face what they have to, regardless of what it is. And I don't see how anyone who has this kind of intelligence gifted to them could ever stop thinking of new ways to fight back.
These are my personal beliefs on that matter.
i want to believe

Alice

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Age 27
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Oregon
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Posted April 29th, 2015
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^ Not quite how I would have put it, but I can't argue with you there.

There are so many amazing/fun/funny things you haven't done/seen yet, that there is no possible problem you could ever have that would be worth giving up the chance to see/do those things. Life may not be easy, but the joy you would experience from even just playing a new game makes life worth it. (And there are a billion things better than playing games. lol)
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