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Do I Have Aspergers
Get Evaluated : If you think you might have Asperger's, you could be evaluated by a psychologist or psychiatrist that specializes in diagnosing and treating autism spectrum disorders in adults. However, unless it's a problem for you, there's no reason to get labeled. It's unlikely (though possible) that Asperger's would first start to be a problem at your age. ...Read more
You decide. It's OK.: Asperger's / high functioning autism is a continuum and since there's no magic pill to make it go away, there's not much point in acquiring a label as an adult. Why not ask instead, "How can I make the best use of my intellectual gifts & my ability to focus, improve my social skills, learn to read people and talk to them better, choose activities I'm good at, & be happy?" Embrace who you are. ...Read more
Best Answer: I would not rely on reading a list of symptoms in a book or online. Instead you need to a medical professional who can do a diagnostic interview and recommend psychological testing to make a clear diagnosis. Many of the symptoms you may read are present in other disorders and have to be sorted carefully. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Social Skills?: If you have a problem with everyday reciprocal social interactions to the point that it harmfully impacts your functioning, it's worth having a neuropsychological evalution. Is it hard for you to understand that other people may not think what you think, feel the way you feel about things or want to do what you want to do, ? That makes an ASD more likely. Than just social anxiety or other issues. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
ADHD symptoms: Usually ID'd at a young age, ADHD has as symptoms the inattentive type: daydreaming, distractibility & disorganization, the hyperactive/impulsive type: climbing, inability to stay seated, acting before thinking (like by stealing or fire setting) or the combined type, which is a combination of both types together. Consult with a psychologist for a thorough evaluation. ...Read moreSee 11 more doctor answers
Wow. : Tourette's has many symptoms. Obsessive thinking, poor social skills, motor movement problems (tics), complex tics, over focus, compulsions. Frequent strep infections may predispose to tourette's syndrome. See http://intramural.Nimh.Nih.Gov/pdn/web.Htm also see http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/tourette/detail_tourette.Htm for more info. ...Read more
OCD/Paranoid: Ocd is an anxiety disorder characterized by unreasonable thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead to repetitive behaviors (compulsions). Common obsessions include fears pf contamination, losing control, harm to self or others, perfectionism, unwanted sexual thoughts, and religious correctness. Common compulsions include washing and cleaning, checking, repeating behaviors, counting, and undoing. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
A few things: Common TMJ symptoms: pain/tenderness of face, jaw joint area, ear, neck and shoulders, limited mouth opening, jaws that get "stuck" or "lock" in the open- or closed-mouth position, jaw joint clicking, popping, or grating sounds, , painful chewing, ear symptoms (hearing loss, imbalance, ear ringing, stuffiness). Complicated problem to sort out. See a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Very good MD: There are no specific tests that diagnosis add. The diagnosis is made as a part of a clinical interview with a physician who is very familiar with add. Often, a child psychiatrist who also sees adolescents and adults can be your best best to getting a correct diagnosis. ...Read more
Various forms...: Anxiety can show itself in various forms and to a variety of degrees. Mild anxiety is not necessarily a bad thing, especially if it is temporary and in response to a direct stimulus. Moderate to severe anxiety that is consistent and not in response to some specific identifiable trigger is more problematic regardless of whether you have an "attack." If this is you...consult with a psychologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depression signs: Include being down most of the time, loss of interest/pleasure in activities, unintended increase/decrease in appetite/weight, sleeping more or less than usual, being agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless or inappropriately guilty or self critical, having difficulty concentrating or making decisions, ; thinking of death ; dying. Talk to your physician or a mental health professional to decide. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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