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Exclamation OCD + Aspergers - June 4th 2012, 06:20 AM

I don't really have a problem with being both, it's just a tad bit annoying, because if something is out of place, not categorized alphabetically, etc, and I can't fix it, then I'm one inch away from huddling into a ball crying.

But that's just OCD, as for Aspergers syndrome, though it is minor, I still find trouble talking to other people, making new friends, etc, especially with those of the opposite sex, even though I'm what you would call a male feminist (I'm not homo sexual, I just respect woman, especially the girl I like, who's my best friend).

Both these problems is what makes me a nerd, an embarrassment, at my school, and I want to learn how to counter these burdens.


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Re: OCD + Aspergers - June 4th 2012, 07:46 PM

Well, first of all, I'm assuming you've seen a psychological professional at some point - otherwise, you wouldn't have been diagnosed with OCD and Asperger's. Are you still seeing someone? If so, what does your treatment consist of? Is it just therapy, just medication, or a combination of both? Have any aspects of treatment seemed effective to you, and are there any aspects of treatment that you feel could be improved upon? These are all things to think about and bring up with the person(s) you're currently seeing. If you're not seeing someone right now, I strongly suggest that you consider getting a referral from your doctor and resume treatment, because both of these conditions are very difficult to work through without some form of assistance.

You're at a difficult point in your life (socially), which is probably making things a lot harder to handle with the Asperger's. What friends do you have? Are they aware of your difficulty in meeting new people? Perhaps they could help by introducing you to a few of their friends. They could make the meetings low-key, so there isn't too much pressure to impress people right off the bat. At the very least, it would be practice. Learning how to socialize takes time - believe it or not, we're not born with that particular skill! Regardless of whether or not you had Asperger's, you would have to work at it before you could feel comfortable interacting with strangers.





   
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