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Arandomperson

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I've had some issues since I was 6 or 7. It's hard to describe except that life seemed harder to enjoy overall. Like it had become dry and lost most of its color.

I ended up being diagnosed with Asperger's. It seems to be a go-to diagnosis whenever anything is wrong with a child.

However, I've recently looked into what Asperger's/autism actually is and have found that I relate to none of it. I have no sensory issues and I'm capable of picking up on social cues and reading body language. All my research into personality disorders has instead lead me to believe I was actually beginning to experience schizoid or schizotypal personality disorder. Contrary to popular belief, children can have some personality disorders, but they're typically diagnosed as a neurodevelopmental disorder because of stigma.

Anyhow, I think this forum will be a good place for me to meet others with different conditions, and it'll help me get a better feel for each one to help me make the right choice when the time comes.
 
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Fairy Lucretia

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welcome to the forum
sorry to hear you think you have been misdiagnosed

i would ask for a review with your doctor
you are very welcome here
love Lu xxx
 
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