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Hi, I'm a 22 year old male. I'm wondering about getting tested for autism/asperbergs. Ever since I was around 7 years old, I've felt really odd socially in communicating to other people. I've always felt it has been hard to communicate fully without having lapses in thoughts that occur as these mini-stutters over words. What is also troubling, but was more so when I was


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replied March 15th, 2018
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Welcome to e health forum.

It is not possible to make a diagnosis of your mental development just by the history provided.

If you have the insight that makes you think that you have a neurological condition, then it is more likely that you may be normal, but may have psychological issues like stress, anxiety or a speech disorder.

You can consult a psychologist and a speech therapist who can make a proper assessment and provide a proper opinion.

I hope this helps.


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replied March 11th, 2018
Sorry my post got cut off. When I was younger, I had strange obsessions and compulsions about peeing and masterbating outside. I used to urinate on the back porch, and would also have fantasies about women's feet. I still fantasize to an extreme degree about women's feet and bodies, but no more than maybe your average/heterosexual male. I'm struggling academically as I'm only doing well in one subject, but the others I"m rather subpar. I have maybe two close friends at the most, but lately it's been so frustrating to try to socialize that I've been crying after talking to some people because I don't know how to explain to them why I can't effectively communicate how I feel+and how hard it is for me to convey things verbally. I used to repeat words and phrases and still do quite often, including talking to myself, and also have strong interests in study genitals and fertility to the point where I've not been able to sleep I've been so worried about my reproductive capacity. I've spoken to my psychiatrist about getting checked for autism, but I've felt urges to lie to the doctor I have as well as lie to the autism tester, because I feel strong impulses to lie. This applies to almost everyone I speak to, but I'm afraid it will skew my results if I don't come in with a "neutral mind." I am so frustrated with my life I cannot even explain it. I also perform very bizarre actions in front of the mirror such as weird facial gestures, making noises, and sometimes even to the point where I feel completely psychotic. I used to find Abilify helpful, but I was only up to 15 mg. I also tried Seroquel and was up to 300 mg, but I still had these symptoms, but less so. Is this a sign of schizophrenia, or ASD/Asperger's because I don't know what to make of all this...?
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replied January 2nd, 2019
As we all know that Problems with speech and language are one of the defining characteristics of the Autism Spectrum Disorders. We have seen an autistic child may never learn to speak or make eye contact. But of the people autism spectrum disorders are able to live relatively normal lives. Most of the people with autism spectrum disorders have difficulty coordinating the use of their tongue, lips, mouth and jaw to produce clear sounds. Speech-language pathologists have uniquely trained to develop personalized intervention plans based on a person’s communication needs.
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replied February 22nd, 2019
How is autism diagnosed in young children?
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