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How do I safely tell my therapist that I think that I have Asperger syndrome?

How do I safely tell my therapist that I think that I have Asperger syndrome?

Just like that!: It is always okay and safe to talk with your therapist about any concerns that you have. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Asperger Syndrome (Definition)

A developmental disorder affecting a person's ability to socialize and communicate effectively. Common symptoms include unusual nonverbal communication, not being sensitive of others' feelings, having difficulty understanding humor, and speaking ...Read more


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How do I tell my therapist that I think that I have Asperger syndrome, or does he know?

How do I tell my therapist that I think that I have Asperger syndrome, or does he know?

Ask/tell him: If you are interested in your diagnosis and are seeing a therapist , bring it up with your therapist so you can discuss it.With him/her. ...Read more

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How can I tell my parents that I think I have adhd?

How can I tell my parents that I think I have adhd?

Honestly: I would tell them as directly as possible and have them look at some websites or online checklists that help people screen for the disorder. Most parents will have seen the symptoms from early on in your life. ...Read more

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How do I tell my psychiastrist that i think I have borderline? I don't want to diagnose myself, but have almost all the symptoms. I have bipolar aswell

How do I tell my psychiastrist that i think I have borderline? I don't want to diagnose myself, but have almost all the symptoms. I have bipolar aswell

Speak openly: Simply tell your psychiatrist about your concerns, and that you've been studying about these conditions. In some cases, bipolar disorder can be confused with borderline pd, because mood instability can occur in both. That said, most humans have some emotional conflict in the same areas described in borderline pd, without having the full disorder. Do have the conversation with your doctor! ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can tell my parents that i think I have autism?

Can you tell me how i can tell my parents that i think I have autism?

Oppurtunity to help: I generally ask some of the screening questions. When they agree to these I let them know that I think we have found an opportunity to help. I point out first that starting help soon we give the child a better chance of learning to be social and to do great in relationships and/or school... I refer them and suggest school help. If disbelief I show criteria met by their admission. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can tell my parents that i think I have adhd?

Can you tell me how i can tell my parents that i think I have adhd?

Be strightforward: Do not be reluctant to speak to your parents about your concerns. ADHD is a neurological disorder, a result of a low level of brain Dopamine and Nor epinephrin. There is no moral implication to having ADHD. You should seek help from a neurologist or psychiatrist with experience in treating ADHD. ...Read more

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How could I tell my parents that I have tourette syndrome?

How could I tell my parents that I have tourette syndrome?

Honestly & Directly: Teh best way to tell your parents if thy have not seen it already is to be honest with them and tell them based on what you are experiencing that you believe that you have Tourette's. Togethr the family can handle the additonal assessment of this problem and posible treametn if tics are hurtfuly or severe. Simple motor tics, for example, happen suddenly and separately from other tics and involve just a few muscles. Some examples are eye blinking and grimacing. In contrast, complex motor tics usually involve more muscle groups. For example, someone might touch a body part or another person repeatedly. In rare cases, people with TS might have a tic that makes them harm themselves, such as head banging. ...Read more

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What to do if I think I have asperger's syndrome?

What to do if I think I have asperger's syndrome?

Find a psychologist: to make sure this is the correct diagnosis. If it is correct, find a therapist/and or coach to help you understand your condition and help you understand how to cope with social situations. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can tell someone that i think I have high functioning autism?

Can you tell me how i can tell someone that i think I have high functioning autism?

Straight: Honesty os the best policy. If it someone you care about, they probably are already aware and the info will simply be confirmation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can tell my parents that i think I have asperges and i want to see a psychiatrist?

Can you tell me how i can tell my parents that i think I have asperges and i want to see a psychiatrist?

You just did an: Awesome job right now. I would ask just like that. Be prepared that your parents are likely to ask why. So review symptoms - and maybe have something pre-written so that you don't forget points. Take care. ...Read more

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What to do if I think I have aspergers syndrome?

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

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How do I tell my parents that i believe I have a borderline personality disorder?

How do I tell my parents that i believe I have a borderline personality disorder?

Share DBT website: Share information on diactic behavioral therapy from the internet and from the book: dialectic behavior therapy for borderline personality disorder, by marcia linehan- found on amazon.Com. This therapeutic treatment protocol (cbt + mindfulness meditation) was developed specifically for this chronic illness/brain and body condition. Seek help and be well! ...Read more

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How to tell my doctor that i think i might have anxiety disorder?

How to tell my doctor that i think i might have anxiety disorder?

Anxiety: Just say, 'doctor, I am feeling anxious [all/most of] the time. What can I do for this? I don't like the way i feel." that is all it should take. ...Read more

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What can I do to tell my parents I have social anxiety?

What can I do to tell my parents I have social anxiety?

Professor Discusses: I wonder if your parents might consider listening to dr. Lynn alden, professor of psychology, speaking about social anxiety? See: http://bit.Ly/1iz0qq1 a great source for information about all types of anxiety ; ways to diminish their impact on life: anxietybc.Org it might be helpful to emphasize to them that you're sharing something important about yourself that you'd like them to understand. ...Read more

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I don't know what to do anymore, how do I tell my parents I have a mental condition?

I don't know what to do anymore, how do I tell my parents I have a mental condition?

Talk to them: Tell them how you have been feeling and that you think you need some help. Let them know that you need their support and do not blame them for the depression. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have asperger's syndrome?

What can I do if I have asperger's syndrome?

Find a psychologist: to make sure this is the correct diagnosis. If it is correct, find a therapist/and or coach to help you understand your condition and help you understand how to cope with social situations. ...Read more

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How do I tell my parents i might have bipolar disorder?

How do I tell my parents i might have bipolar disorder?

Ask for eval.: Tell your parents that you are concerned there is a problem. Tell them the symptoms that you are experiencing. Ask them to bring to you to see a mental health professional for evaluation and assistance. Take care. ...Read more

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How can I tell my parents that i think I have testicular cancer?

How can I tell my parents that i think I have testicular cancer?

I have a lump: If you are feeling a lump, you should tell them you feel a lump in your scrotum. You should see your doctor who may send you to a urologist. Tests such as a scrotal sonogram will likely be ordered. There are cysts and other issues (hydrocele, varicocele, feeling the epididymis) that can occur in the scrotum so it does not definitely mean cancer when you are feeling a lump. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my mom just told me I have sensory processing disorder. what do I do now?

What do you suggest if my mom just told me I have sensory processing disorder. what do I do now?

See PCP first: and he can refer you to an occupational therapist who usually help children and adults with this type of condition. They help by helping them do better at things they are not good at such as uncoordination and clumsiness and to get used to things they cannot tolerate such as making conversation or playing. ...Read more

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What to do if I have aspergers and i think i understand facial expression -but i don't like to do it in case i get wrinkles?

What to do if I have aspergers and i think i understand facial expression -but i don't like to do it in case i get wrinkles?

Wrinkles can be nice: Please try not to worry about expression wrinkles - if most of your expressions are even a bit positive, they can be quite attractive. A beautiful song lyric says that "the lines upon my face tell you the story of my life" - it is part of what makes us human. By the age of 45 you've earned the right and in your case it's a badge of honor! just smile gently, you'll look fine. Ask someone you trust. ...Read more