OT: Asperger's syndrome
|From:||Adrian Morgan <morg0072@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, June 24, 2000, 1:37|
BP Jonsson wrote:
> My mother, who is a psychiatrist, once described Asperger people as
> being totally devoid of empathy. Adrians description would not make
> it seem so. What have you to say about that, Adrian?
The reality is that Asperger people don't develop social
brain-functions such as empathy at normal ages. And certainly not how
to express it normally. I've had to learn all of that, but once it
_is_ learned, the brain is eventually capable of making these things
into entirely natural abilities (i.e. not faked or artificial at all.)
Before I was diagnosed with asperger's, Mum feared that I might have
some serious mental illness, and it was a tremendous relief for her to
learn that, it being asperger's, I was capable of learning my way out
of my difficulties with just a little extra support.
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