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Since maybe I was 7 years old I've struggled with socializing particularly with other people my age. I was often not interested in things most were interested in my age and I was always playing pretend games with action figures or what have you. I'm almost 23 now and social interactions are becoming a very problematic occurrence in my life. I am finding myself avoiding social interaction more and more yet I don't have much explanation. I don't feel anxiety adequately explains my symptoms yet I also have rather bad ADHD while finding myself isolating throughout middle school, high school, and my first 3 years of undergraduate. I'm beginning to lose hope in trying to understand my situation as I've not been able to improve it with lots of cognitive-behavioral therapy (7 years worth), or with exposure and response therapy. Lately I've also found it challenging to sometimes complete coherent thoughts in my speech, yet I don't stutter or have any form of speech impairment. What's up?

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replied August 28th, 2018
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Welcome to e health forum.

It is not possible to make a assessment of the underlying condition, described by you just based on the history that you have provided here.

A face to face interview and assessment is absolutely necessary to provide you a proper opinion.

Hence it would be recommended that you consult with a doctor / psychiatrist for a proper medical help.

I hope this helps.

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