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Do I have asperger's or am I extremely shy? How does one differentiate the two?

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Dr. Frank Gaskill
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
2 doctors agree

In brief: Aspergers

Shyness does not equate asperger's.
But a licensed psychologist can help you figure out which is which. Here is a video overview. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg1ngp1ngds.

In brief: Aspergers

Shyness does not equate asperger's.
But a licensed psychologist can help you figure out which is which. Here is a video overview. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg1ngp1ngds.
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Dr. Frank Gaskill
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Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Probably "shy"

Most people with asperger's aren't shy.
They have great difficulty in social situations which can lead to anxiety in social situations. Extreme "shyness" can be a symptom of social phobia which is a treatable disorder. I would recommend seeing a psychiatrist who ca help you with the distinction.

In brief: Probably "shy"

Most people with asperger's aren't shy.
They have great difficulty in social situations which can lead to anxiety in social situations. Extreme "shyness" can be a symptom of social phobia which is a treatable disorder. I would recommend seeing a psychiatrist who ca help you with the distinction.
Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
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