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Old 07-25-2009  
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I am not so sure with professionals either.. For example, I was diagnosed with AS by a spe******t. Based just on what I told her about myself. She also observed my gestures, eye contact... gave me Rorschach and IQ test (which allegedly turned out above average, only it took me extremely long). Although I still think the diagnosis is probably correct, I suspect she was quite a lot professionaly biassed also. Often made generalization out of details I told her (which I later found were not even correct), her medical report was full of gramatic and factual little mistakes. Later her colleague gave me medicines which were nearly killing me but she didnīt seem to take me seriously and still insisted that I take it. Now it seems like a large problem is due because I told in my previous employment that I have it and now everybody is looking at me as a monstrum, I am afraid I may be shut in a madhouse once, the society can be pretty dangerous.
That's concerning. Unforunately there is a lot of unprofessionalism within the professional workplace. It's sad really.

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What I also felt obliged to say is: first of all, we are only people. Most people suffer some kind of mental or emotional embalances. By some they are more pronounced, until it can be said they form a phenomenon which is called "disease". But, there will never be any clear cut line where this "disease" begins. Which is what most people donīt realize and in todayīs society, it slipped into labeling and overuse of it. The labelled people then get discriminated or disadvantaged in society (sometimes on the contrary advantaged ), people who even donīt know anything about the disease just hear the name of it and laugh the "ill" person out. So I mean, there is nothing wrong with interest in psychology or watching out for disease symptoms in yourself and in others or pointing that out to them. Or with doing tests to find out where we might belong. Thatīs just a matter of self discovery, partly a game or fun. However, the fun quickly diminishes as soon as itīs tried to make it official and then the diagnose is taken for sacred. It can be even misused against the individual by the psychiatrist or by some authorities if it suits their business.

So: 1. The line between normality and disease is hardly ever clear cut
2. Thatīs why noone really should have the right to create some official labeling
which is then taken for sacred, plus even spe******ts can go wrong, also because
they are no gods, only people with their own problems and imbalances. They
might have some knowledge from school but in the end, they are also only
mortal sinners. And imperfect people = imperfect diagnosis.
3. Still, I find it interesting and useful to go to a spe******t and ask for his opinion.
Just make sure the diagnosis is only for you privately and donīt inform anyone
else.
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I got 35 points... wee another "disorder" besides Social Phobia , Generalized anxiety disorder , Depression , Agoraphobia... hmmm I wonder how much more conditions I suffer from
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The thing about these online quizzes is that they are far too open-ended and can convince you that you have just about anything. For example, this test asks a lot of questions about so******ing, and you may answer the same way someone with Autism/Asperger's Syndrome would, but the test isn't allowing for the fact that you might find so******ing difficult for reasons which are unrelated to Autism/Asperger's. I have a younger brother who has mild Asperger's Syndrome and I think the questions are so general that many people who do not actually have any Autistic disorder could score highly on this test.
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Your score: 32
0 - 10 = low
11 - 22 = average (most women score about 15 and most men score about 17)
23 - 31 = above average
32 - 50 is very high (most people with Asperger Syndrome or high-functioning autism score about 35)

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I have all of the above.
I got the diagnosis after an agreement between my therapist and my psychiatrist. Asperger's wasn't a diagnosis before 1994, and therefore, many of the older psychiatrist know very little about it.





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35 think I probably took it before.

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I got a 34. Higher than I expected, but online tests are poop anyway. Especially those involving diagnosing brain problems.
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I got a 34. Higher than I expected, but online tests are poop anyway. Especially those involving diagnosing brain problems.
And very easy to manipulate, especially when you know the symptoms.

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16.. Supposedly I'm "normal" although I know there's no such thing.
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Your score: 36
0 - 10 = low
11 - 22 = average (most women score about 15 and most men score about 17)
23 - 31 = above average
32 - 50 is very high (most people with Asperger Syndrome or high-functioning autism score about 35)
50 is maximum

Heh. No wonder I'm an Aspie. ^^;
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Old 01-19-2011  
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Your score: 27
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Hmm, 12... not what I expected... tried on a few apparently 'non-SA' friends and they got a lot higher. Hmm.
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18- average

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Well, I only got 17, and I was very much surprised... (?) I don't want to be 'average'!!?
Thought I'd score higher...? I think Asperger's is cool & might explain some things.. on the other hand, like others said, some questions can be interpreted in a lot of ways for many different conditions.. (I don't dare to go see a pro though )

Some questions I was really undecided how to answer though.. Because sometimes I like social occasions and sometimes I've hated them, it depends on the occasion and the energy..
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i got 22 never b een diagnosed with it...
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scored a 32 and have been told i wasn't. I know a guy who has it that thinks I do so the whole thing is iffy.
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I scored 40. I didn't think it'd be that high, tbh.

Hmm...
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Scored 30, but this test can't accurately tell you, nor can a doctor if the only thing they do is ask you questions. Because part of having aspergers means you can't describe things correctly, or do them falsely because in your mind you have a different idea of a concept than others would.
Words are harder to define to someone with aspergers or autism.
Also a part of that is denial, and not seeing anything is wrong or different about you.
That makes it nearly impossible to be able to describe symptoms or answer questions "correctly".
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I got 24. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

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