Current Age: 21, will turn 22 in April
Autistic Diagnosis: Asperger's Syndrome
Additional diagnoses: ADD-Inattentive, Social Anxiety Disorder, General Anxiety Disorder, OCD, Depression (just Dx'd)
Medical conditions: Myopia, Nystagmus, Amblyopia, Stuttering
Occupation: Cook at preschool, college student
Interests: Biochemistry, Microbiology, Paleontology, Evolutionary Biology, Neuroscience, History (especially cyclical historical trends), Philosophy, Politics, Science Fiction
Brief diagnostic history: I was Dx-ed with ADD when I was 6 and was put on Ritalin. I had an excellent, nice, and funny therapist/psychologist for people with learning disabillities named Ron when I was in elementary school. I always had social skill issues and "behavioral problems" but nobody understood much of them until I was in high school. I wasn't diagnosed with Asperger's and the rest of my mental health diagnoses until I was 15, that is because that is when I met Dr. Ron Miller, an excellent and well-respected pediatrician in the Fargo area who is very knowledgeable about learning disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Miller instantly suspected Asperger's Syndrome and so he and a very good psychologist he knew well gave me various diagnostic tests as well as an IQ test (I scored 135 on visual IQ and 98 on performance IQ) which confirmed Dr. Miller's hunch as well as the psychologist's guess that I had anxiety issues and OCD. I was then given Paxil for the anxiety and OCD. Diagnosed with Clinical Depression in February of 2008.
EDIT: added new Dx.
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on Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:30 am, edited 3 times in total.
"My passionate sense of social justice and social responsibility has always contrasted oddly with my pronounced lack of need for direct contact with other human beings and human communities. I am truly a 'lone traveler' and have never belonged to my country, my home, my friends, or even my immediate family, with my whole heart; in the face of all these ties, I have never lost a sense of distance and a need for solitude."