I found that when I was suffering from anxiety and panic attacks that when I stopped being embarrassed about it they began to improve. My real friends didn't give me grief about it at all, anyone who does isn't worth the time.
But I guess you're right.. my disorder did improve after I got out of school and moved on with my life.
It is said that your disorder will worsen at times of extreme stress so I totally get what you're saying. You have to be happy and support yourself.
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I'm also attending a school exclusive for people with asperger's, so my current classmates and teachers likely doesn't think that.
Also, a downside of Aspergers: often, when people who don't know what Aspergers is hear that I have Aspergers, they think it's some kind of mental handicap that lowers my intelligence and think I'm retarded. The fact that my IQ is high doesn't matter to them, they treat me like I'm either stupid or like a little kid (I'm 18). I'm glad people who do know what Aspergers is don't treat me like that.
I'm talking about people in general who have no idea about mental disorders and what some people go through.
But this is exactly what I'm talking about how it's embarrassing to admit and have people see you do your crap. People just don't understand.
If OCD counts, then yes. I've gotton over most of it, but sometimes it still gets me.
Of course, I don't have Asperger's, so I don't know exactly how you feel, but I've been through that as well. When I first came to the UK, everyone thought I was dumb (as in stupid) because I couldn't speak English well. Showed them all who they were dealing with when proceeded to kick everyone's butt in every test I took, though. B]
Also, some people think Aspergers isn't real and only see it as a way to get attention, which is really unfair... I get called "drama king" and "attention *****" sometimes, while I'm really not trying to get attention.
Also, things like, for example, the South Park episode about Aspergers (called "Ass Burgers" in South Park), can make things worse: some people really believe Aspergers is just a big lie and no real disorder... That kind of shows can have a bad influence on people who don't know about Aspergers: then South Park is the first thing they see about it, and they keep that in mind. Don't get me wrong, I love South Park, but that episode was quite painful to watch.
Another example: a teacher of mine some years ago once told about some show he saw about someone who has autism and also some mental disorder that made that person have an incredibly low intelligence. He (and me too) think such shows are wrong: it makes people who don't know about Autism think that all people with a form of autism (including Aspergers) are like that, which is really not true.
That must be horrilbe. It's good that you proved people wrong by getting good grades in school. Is your English fine now, and do you get treated normally now?Of course, I don't have Asperger's, so I don't know exactly how you feel, but I've been through that as well. When I first came to the UK, everyone thought I was dumb (as in stupid) because I couldn't speak English well. Showed them all who they were dealing with when proceeded to kick everyone's butt in every test I took, though. B]
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and these are the people who ship a 13-year-old with a 37-year-old... talk about hypocrisy, man
Yes, I'm alright at reading and writing English, and I guess my spelling and grammar are pretty good, too (as you probably noticed =p). But I still do stutter slightly when I speak English... still, it's not that big of a deal. I get treated normally now, yes.That must be horrilbe. It's good that you proved people wrong by getting good grades in school. Is your English fine now, and do you get treated normally now?
Well, I don't really notice any big spelling and grammar problems when reading this post and your previous post in this thread, but English isn't my main language, so I might miss mistakes.Yes, I'm alright at reading and writing English, and I guess my spelling and grammar are pretty good, too (as you probably noticed =p). But I still do stutter slightly when I speak English... still, it's not that big of a deal. I get treated normally now, yes.
Do you get wrongly judged for stuttering sometimes?
The mind is a very tricky bitch sometimes. Once you think you have something, your mind will tend to trick you and cause you to believe you have the wrong symptoms that aren't actually happening with you.
My mind on the other hand, constantly tricks me, because all OCD is, is a trigger in your brain that causes you to believe something is wrong or dangerous when nothing is at all.
and as i said before, most of my closest friends have a mental dissorder...so i know how hard it can be...and you would believe how many times i have talked someone out of suicide...i have even done it a few times on this site, to complete strangers...
yes it is bad that people have these dissorders...but that doesnt mean that u cant live a happy life with them...
I have ADD and asbergers syndrome, I go to a Saturday session with kids with the same thing, I also work there
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