Catherine - posted on 11/16/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )
My son who is 21 will not see a Psychologist, because he does not believe in Aspergers. The doctor just says he has social anxiety disorder, but recommended him to a Psychologist. He has always been a little different, responding to things differently, but it has never been much of a problem, until he entered university. He is very bright graduating with many awards, but was told to take a break from University due to low marks. He has many of the symptoms of Aspergers, but not all of them, and I have helped him through some of the things, like eye contact. But if he does not get help, I fear he will never mature emotionally, or leave his room for anything other than work. He seems fine at work, and talks to his peers mostly because they are computer geeks like him. He refuses to open up to anyone else. How do I persuade him that he should get help?