Within in the last year, my mom has mentioned to me a couple different times that she wonders if I (along with herself and my younger brother) may have Asperger’s syndrome. I was somewhat shocked because I’ve never considered that I may fall somewhere on the autism spectrum, but now I am considering the possibility that it may be true. What I’m wondering is… how would someone know if they are simply very introverted or if they truly have some kind of “disorder”? I am 33 and have seen doctors and counselors for years for anxiety & depression who have never suggested such a thing. I do fit many of the symptoms/characteristics of someone with Asperger’s (normal to high intelligence, difficulty dealing with people, avoiding eye contact, obsess over specific topics, overwhelmed with too much sensory input, MAJOR difficulty in the working world, highly creative, etc.) Should I pursue a diagnosis? I’m just not sure what to do now that I have been presented with this possibility.
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