So, it’s been discussed various times in a number of threads that a fairly large number of the KYM regulars have Asperger Syndrome, I myself being one of them. In the last few days, a couple of us were saying it would be interesting to know more definitively who has it.
So, I started this thread in hopes that fellow “Aspies” would feel comfortable sharing in a specific location. For those who don’t know the specifics of the condition (it’s not a disease), you can of course read a bit about it on Wikipedia.
Anyway, to start off, I was thinking that users who have AS could post to this thread:
1) that they have AS, or suspect that they have it (if the latter, then why)
2) whether they were diagnosed by a general practitioner (family doctor) or some sort of specialist, such as a psychiatrist, or whatever else
3) any other psychological issues they have that might relate if they care to share them
4) their views on AS as it relates to society, this forum, or just their own life
Since I’m starting the thread, I might as well go first. (I’m not going to explicitly number as above, but respond however you feel to be appropriate.) I have Asperger’s Syndrome, albeit I am at the less severe end of the spectrum. I don’t tend to have particular difficulty socializing, only socializing well. I have a tendency to pepper conversations with random trivia, and steer them towards topics of my own personal interest. I was officially diagnosed in 2009 by a clinical psychologist, who at that time also diagnosed me with ADD. (I am not hyperactive; ADD comes in many forms as well, and the particular form I have tends to make me slow and lethargic.) I’m not aware of any major way AS is a problem for me; most of the quirks that I display that go with AS are things about myself I actually quite like.