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Confused at 60== think I have Asperger syndrome?

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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: Need Evaluation

It would be unusual to be diagnosed with asperger's syndrome at age 60, because this disorder would need to be present on a lifelong basis.
It would be important for you to make an appointment for a full evaluation with a mental health professional, preferably someone who is familiar with asperger's. If you are concerned about the recent onset of difficulties you are dealing with something else.

In brief: Need Evaluation

It would be unusual to be diagnosed with asperger's syndrome at age 60, because this disorder would need to be present on a lifelong basis.
It would be important for you to make an appointment for a full evaluation with a mental health professional, preferably someone who is familiar with asperger's. If you are concerned about the recent onset of difficulties you are dealing with something else.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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2 comments
Dr. Glen Elliott
Although 60 would be quite late for a diagnosis of Asperger's Disorder, it is possible if, as Dr. Holmes implied, it's a longstanding set of issues. You cannot "catch" it late in life. Also, there is no specific treatment, so you may want to consider why you ant to know.
Dr. Frank Gaskill
I see many many clients come through my door at 50 or 60 just realizing they are Aspie. Watch this show and see if it fits! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xg1Ngp1nGds also read my friend's NY Times Best Seller (David Finch) http://davidfinchwriter.com/
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