Asbergers dating syndrome
My patient has progressed quickly in therapy, as do many adults on the spectrum. It took a few sessions to realize this fine gentleman suffered mightly with the symtoms of Asperger Syndrome, which he kept well managed and thoroughly hidden.
However he did not start off as stereotypically autistic. Contrary to the stereotyoes of adults on the spectrum, my patient displayed no "meltdown" behavior, was keenly (TOO keenly) aware of people's reactions to him and exhibited no bizarre special interests or encyclopedic knowledge of vaccuum models.
His social deficits are so well hidden that he has convinced the world his autism does not exist. I'd like to write more about this "hidden autistic" phenomena. Adults on the spectrum are often too good at convincing others they are fine, have no emotions, are robotic.
This is never the case, and the illusion can be dangerous to long-term mental health for autistics and their partners alike.
In his mind, the best way to stay in complete control is to erase from existence the one questioning him – me.
You can begin on this website with some of the useful articles that are here and more that will be added in the future.
Simon Baron-Cohen, a psychologist from Cambridge’s Autism Research Centre was assisted by his colleagues in the development of this AQ test. In a social group, I can easily keep track of several different people’s conversations.
If your resulting AQ score was above 31 then you may want to follow up with a medical practitioner to do further tests in order to determine 100% if you do have an ASD or aspergers.
If you suspect that you or someone you care about is affected by asperger then it is important that you continue to learn more about this condition.
He's so charming with others, yet so silent at home.