Published on 12, July, 2020
Social communication 3 Social interaction 5.
Conclusion- I fit the criteria for ICD 10 Asperger syndrome . It confirms what I've felt for decades but a string of psychiatrists before the latest one had failed to consider, ie there's more going on than severe mental illness.
I'm pleased . It's good to get an explanation for things.
Looking at the report it was interesting that my stepdaughter had noticed things that had not registered with me .
For example I said I follow unwritten social rules to some extent but she said I often…
It feels good to have my beliefs vindicated. It's obvious from my experience, and others, that there needs to be a greater acknowledgement that for some being on the spectrum and having a mental illness…
They did say the clinical picture is complicated further by my diagnosis of schizophrenia, anxiety and possible dyspraxia. . That it's always difficult in such cases to make sense of what may be due to one disorder or another.
Depending upon the background to and the timing of the other diagnoses, i'd be wondering about autism as a kind of organising umbrella. In my case, and my sons too, i see some of the other diagnoses as quite logically spinning out of the effects of undiagnosed, therefore unsupported, autism. Feeling different, at odds with the world and quite often unaccepted or isolated was always quite likely to lead to difficulties that would then come under other labels, with clinicians believing they'd somehow diagnosed the cause. For me undiagnosed autism provided the soil in which the other issues grew.