Asperger's is a wildly overdiagnosed disorder, in result of doctors unfamiliar with the disorder misdiagnosing children and adults with "normal" autism, or simply have poor social skills.
- Being autistic and "bright" does not mean you have Asperger's Syndrome.
- Being socially awkward does not mean you have Asperger's Syndrome.
- Being a "nerd" does not mean you have Asperger's Syndrome.
- Being a genius does not mean you have Asperger's Syndrome.
Taking an online test or reading about symptoms of Asperger's syndrome online does not qualify you to make an informed, professional diagnosis of a rare neurological disorder. If you truly believe you have Asperger's Syndrome, make an appointment with a well-accredited psychologist, preferably one who specializes in autism or similar neurological disorders, and let them diagnose you.
Being energetic does not mean you have ADHD, and being socially awkward does not mean you have Asperger's Syndrome. Stop claiming to have a rare disorder to explain away why you're unpopular or bad at [insert skill here]. It's stupid, obnoxious, and makes people that actually HAVE the disorder look bad.
Links about Asperger's Syndrome
A Paper on Asperger's from the American Journal of Psychiatry
Papers on Asperger's on SpecialEd.us
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I'm a bit confused here as to where you found somewhere that dubs it a "rare" disorder?
Asperger's syndrome is dubbed a "Hidden disability" because you can't tell from a person's outward appearance that they are in fact Asperger's, so it can be highly subtle but that doesn't mean you don't have it. The fact that it's a spectrum disorder means we're probably all on the spectrum somewhere, but a lot of people only have 1 or 2 traits maybe and so are on the bottom part, the "Neurotypical" part- but a lot of people have enough traits to be classified as Aspergers (or slightly Aspergers). The diagnosis for the test is purely a checklist of triats and if you have more than a certain amount than you will be classified as Aspergers and mathematically speaking- the odds of lots of people not scoring enough to qualify as an Aspie is highly improbable. People say it's rarer for females to have it (as Originally Hans Asperger himself believed it to be a disorder only boys had) and on the whole studies have found that to be true to a certain extent but the condition itself isn't really...Though I agree with what you say in that people should not self- diagnose especially if only one or two traits match because it just causes misdiagnosis and later trouble (plus how many people can talk themselves into thinking they have it if they don't?)
Again- I don't intend this to be rude or argumentative, so please don't take it that way.
My psychologist said so.
I have ADHD and I'm messy as hell.
My psychologist said so.
Kinda wish I had a disorder to use as an excuse tbh.
And I'd like to say a big thanks to genetics for giving me none of its benefits (heightened logical thinking, higher than average iq, etc.) and all of the bad ones (no social skills, heightened sense of touch, inflated ego). Love you all!
The systematic oppressions at play (sexism, racism, etc.) affect an Autistic person severely. It doesn’t make one “slightly unwilling”, do not make this into a light matter because it’s not. The impact can range from being told that your experiences aren’t valid, to being diagnosed under an ableist dichotomy (“high-functioning” or “low-functioning”), to being forcefully sterilized, to being put in an institution against your will, to even being killed. The likelihood of these things INCREASES when you factor in race, class, gender, etc.
You say you’re aware that doctors aren’t right 100% of the time, yet you believe the word of a doctor over the word over someone’s first hand experiences. And yes, I will absolutely sit here and tell you that self diagnoses is valid."-bendingthewillow on tumblr via bendingthewillow.tumblr.com/po…
FURTHERMORE. If people don't say that they have aspergers/autism... HOW are they supposed to speak for their rights? Would you rather everyone allow themselves to be unjustly trampled on just so that you can feel that nobody is different from you, and that nobody can make you look bad? Selfish. This whole thing sounds really condescending.
May you live a long life and please educate yourself (⊙‿⊙✿)
And about self diagnosing? Not everyone can afford a professional diagnosis. Therapy does cost money.
Guess my parents lied to me then. LOL!!
I don't think that's necessarily has to be a bad thing or something to be ashamed of. What is wrong with being proud with being different. In fact it is kinda a Nazi ideologue to think that Aspergers (or any mental disorder or condition) is some thing to be ashamed of.
Also Aspergers is not that rare not including myself I no at least 5 people who have Aspergers (and to be clear I know then in real life.)
Sure the a lot of poses out there but it's that way with everything really.
High-functioning autism = aspergers
I have Aspergers myself. And I'm sorry if this sounded rude. I'm not trying to be mean.