2 thoughts on “Are Doctors Missing Asperger’s?

  • February 6, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    Excellent story Dr. Eckerd! I’m a retired “specialist” in ADHD, ASD & LD’s. The issue(s) you raise have been some of the most frustrating to me. ADHD, ASD and LD’s are very often not diagnosed or misdiagnosed. Keep writing about this!

  • February 10, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    Thank you for this comforting article. I am a 60 year old woman, and was recently diagnosed with late onset bipolar. When I told the psychiatrists I encountered through this process that I also thought I was an aspie, they dismissed the idea out of hand. Maybe because I looked them straight in the eyes 😉 ? I would love if one day a brain scan or a genetic analysis would confirm a diagnosis. But why? I am who I am. But somehow it would affirm my life long social struggles. Everyday I went to school I felt like a failure because no matter how hard I tried, no matter how nice I thought I was being, I didn’t fit in. I felt very isolated. A diagnosis would somehow affirm my life long struggle and make me feel proud for just how well I did cope.


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