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Old 12-16-2016, 05:19 PM   #1
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I received a call today about the test results from cognitive testing. the call was about that & when I can come in for further testing & to develop a plan.

I found out something i really did not want to know about, my IQ which I had received from similar testing when I was a boy. It makes me feel more isolated then before. When I was a kid I tested out with 145...now it is 158. This scares the hell out of me. I can not express how this confirmation just makes me feel more alienated. It was also confirmed I have high functioning Aspergers.

I knew I was different or more to the point could not relate to others very well, and it has often been a struggle: from being made fun of by both adults and my fellow classmates. Told I was weird, strange or eccentric...I am sure you have heard these things to...ugh

And this further exacerbates my personal life with my primary relationship which is already more complicated then I can handle somedays. I really need that support...

I hope whatever plan my psycologist comes up with helps me cope with this.
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Old 12-16-2016, 07:51 PM   #2
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Well, congratulations on the IQ score. I know that's extremely high!

I'm sorry that it causes you issues though. But I'm glad you have a psychologist to figure things out with.
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Mine when I was young was just a little below yours, and I do understand how a high number can exacerbate a sense of oddness...and yet I do believe our ability to be self-aware can help in the social department. My best to you and your psychologist...
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As I was reminded today that HFA is no longer called HFA. High Functioning Asperger vs High Functioning Autism. I see there is still a debate going on about this still after the 2013 change. So I will just need to remember when communicating not to call it Aspergers.
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High functioning and aspergers aren't used to describe the disorder anymore. ASD or autistic spectrum disorder is what you hear these days.
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I have never talked with a professional willing and able to offer an adult diagnosis, but I still use AS/HFA and/or Asperger Syndrome to describe what I believe true about myself where there is absolutely nothing to be gained by my using ASD-NOS.
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I have never talked with a professional willing and able to offer an adult diagnosis, but I still use AS/HFA and/or Asperger Syndrome to describe what I believe true about myself where there is absolutely nothing to be gained by my using ASD-NOS.
I am merely referring to the clinical description used by most doctors anymore.

I personally don't put a label on myself. I just know i am very high on the spectrum, but i don't like to separate myself from the rest of society by using any label.
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I have never talked with a professional willing and able to offer an adult diagnosis, but I still use AS/HFA and/or Asperger Syndrome to describe what I believe true about myself where there is absolutely nothing to be gained by my using ASD-NOS.
It took me quite a while for me to personally get to that point. As a kid I was given a dx of dyslexia but that never quite fit, but I accepted it and it was diagnosed using almost the identical type of testing that was recently used. So it is the opinion of the mental help professionals involved that I never had dyselxia.

I had to be very persistent to get this dx. For me it gives me context and the cbt is a very much helping me understand some social or societal things I have difficulty with in addition to being clueless.
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I am merely referring to the clinical description used by most doctors anymore.

I personally don't put a label on myself. I just know i am very high on the spectrum, but i don't like to separate myself from the rest of society by using any label.
I tried to convince myself for a very long time that I could fit in and identity with what was important to others. But it always made me very unhappy or turned and disaster.

It has been quite a struggle. But now I have context for this... it was not something I really considered, that my intelligence and the way i process information would be a barrier. But that is the truth of it.
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I personally don't put a label on myself. I just know i am very high on the spectrum, but i don't like to separate myself from the rest of society by using any label.
Quite the opposite for me. I have always been noticeably different than the rest of society, and rather than avoid it I've learned to embrace it. It's quite freeing, for me anyway.
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