Asperger's diagnosis late in life?
October 6, 2006 7:36 PM Subscribe
Is there any point to an Asperger's diagnosis late in life?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (11 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Okay, maybe it's not so late in life (32), but my therapist has suggested that I may have high-functioning Asperger's. Difficulty with talking, words and overall socialness; extreme difficulty with change in routine; isolation; astounding and detailed longterm memory with poor shortterm, etc etc. Which is great and all, but I find it hard to believe that a "fully developed" adult can actually remedy this.
Does anyone else have this "official" diagnosis (rather than being self-diagnosed, though your input is also welcome)? Does someone confront it as a behavioral phenomenon, with cognitive behavioral therapy? A biological one, with antidepressants or "ADD drugs"? At this point, can a treatment do anything besides make the person more comfortable with the condition? I've asked my therapist, but because most medical literature addresses intervention in childhood, he can't say much.