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Do I have Aspergers syndrome?
I think I do.
I’ve worried about my behaviour for a while & when my wife talked to her family saying that she was at the end of her tether with me… nothing much came of it but it did make me pause for thought, it made me stop and think… am I just me, is it just my personality or do I have a mental health issue.
I’m 37 & married with 2 children, the older being 10 & the younger being 9.
They’re both great kids.
I wondered if I am autistic & so I took a questionnaire on-line… the results didn’t indicate autism… just some mild social phobia.
Then I saw the Doc Martin episode where the psychiatrist guy suggests that Doc Martin may have Aspergers.
Funny thing is… me & my wife like watching the show & we both recognise traits that I & Doc Martin share.
So a search for Aspergers on-line lead me to the Aspergers “quiz”;
… I took the quiz and it just hit the nail on the head… I never knew… nobody ever really had confronted me & said “I think you have a mental health issue”… sure everybody knows that I’m a little kooky… that I can at one moment appear to be fantastic and smart… the next, when it comes to being socially with others…
I just don’t know what to do, or how to do it.
If I have Aspergers then I think the Doc has it too… I think that he is arrogant (And please forgive spoilers, I’ll try to avoid too much) in the episodes just now (Nov 2009 in the UK) the issue of Aspergers being coupled with the issues of being an arrogant know it all doctor.
Yes Martin has Aspergers in my opinion… but not everybody with Aspergers is the same & Doc Martin is a pompous arrogant know it all doctor who has real difficulties when it comes to social interaction… exasperating the situation.
I know I have Aspergers because when given a “questionnaire” when given a “test”… I tense up… but the questionnaire for Aspergers is called “The Aspie quiz” & suddenly it’s not so difficult to complete… suddenly it doesn’t seem so daunting.
That’s not the only reason I think I have Aspergers but it just seems a very clear indication.