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    Default Any ADULTS here with Aspergers?

    Who were diagnosed much later in life?

    Dd will soon be seeing a peas psyc for assessment and I've been doing a lot of research &.. I seem to tick all the boxes.

    I was looking over a trait list & there was a little light bulb moment when I though 'wow.. Maybe that's what my problem is' lol (long, not so funny history of anxiety)

    So yes, just curious, I heard it can run in family's but that was from a completely unreliable source.

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    Not me, my younger brother. He was diagnosed when around 10 I think.

    Just wanted to say I don't believe it runs in the family. No-one else on either side of the family has it. Wonder where the person who told you that got it from??

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    I don't know I didn't ask it was a passing comment when chatting about DD that's why I'm curious. I just saw the other thread about ADHD, maybe it's normal to question yourself/almost like find a reason/blame for your child's condition

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    Not diagnosed, but yep I tick all the boxes too.

    My eldest is 2nd year uni studying psychology and she is certain that it applies to me. (She says her counsellor says she that even though she has always lived in Australia, she had similar problems to an immigrant child because she didn't learn all the little nuances at home.)

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    Yes it can run in families.... I have read several books and it seems quite common for this to happen

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    Quote Originally Posted by FITCHICK View Post
    I don't know I didn't ask it was a passing comment when chatting about DD that's why I'm curious. I just saw the other thread about ADHD, maybe it's normal to question yourself/almost like find a reason/blame for your child's condition
    I know my mum and dad tried to find the 'link' just so they could go ''ah-ha! That explains it'' They realised pretty quickly though that that isn't how it happens.

    Also, there's no need for blame My brother is awesome because of who he is, Asperges included. I couldn't imagine him any different and I think he's perfect

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    I Believe we are all on the spectrum somewhere, Conflicting reports about running in families, however I also have a friend who's husband, his brothers and her son are all diagnosed.

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    I haven't been formally diagnosed but I tick all the boxes (have a psych degree and actually talked it over with one of my professors)

    I would also say that my dad and mum both have tendencies but no where near as strong as mine, and my siblings are all fine

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    We were at the peads with my dss who is diagnosed and with in 5 mins told me dF is as well. We knew he had ADHD but wasn't sure about the other. Now I know I can see it.

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    My FIL does not have an official diagnosis as he has decided not to pursue it, but it has been indicated to him that he has Aspergers. He also ticks all the boxes. I think when he was younger his "difference" caused him a lot of confusion, now he is secure in himself and his place in the world, and he is very happy, I don't think he feels the need to make it official.

    DH definitely has some of the indicators for Aspergers too, though not to the same level as his father. It even shows up in their careers, FIL is a Metallurgist and DH is a Systems Engineer (IT). I think for DH it is a combination of genetics and learned behaviour, as he was raised by his father for the majority of his childhood. MIL could not cope with either FIL or DH so she left them.


 

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