Books on aspergers?

Brenda Vanden - posted on 02/04/2015 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My 32 year old son has not been diagnosed with Aspergers but from my own research, I think this is what he has. Has anyone read any books that were any help? It is comforting to know that there are other Moms that are just as worried and stressed about their child as I am. But where to find help and how to tell him this is what I think he has is weighing on my mind. He was told he has ADD. But Im thinking thats incorrect after reading about Aspergers. He has trouble holding a job and has a wife and son to support.

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Jodi - posted on 02/05/2015

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If he is seeing a psychiatrist already, then I think it's time for you to back off. If the psychiatrist felt he needed to be tested, he would test him - they are professionals. You don't think they would pick up on it? Putting a label on him isn't going to help anyway.

Dove - posted on 02/05/2015

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He's 32... It's kind of HIS responsibility to get help for whatever struggles he has... It would have been your responsibility 2 decades ago (plus and minus a few years) to get him help... now it's up to him.

No matter WHAT his struggle is... whether he is diagnosed or not... It's mainly about finding the strategies HE needs to cope... and if he's in counseling already... leave it up to him and the counselor to sort out.

Brenda Vanden - posted on 02/05/2015

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My son IS seeing a psychiatrist and a therapist for depression and anxiety but I don't think they have tested him for Autism or Aspergers from what I have gathered from him. Do I send a letter to his psychiatrist and suggest this? I mentioned to him tonight that he might have Aspergers, but of course his immediate response was no, he just needed a job. ugh.

Thanks to those who have responded, kindly or unkindly.

Jodi - posted on 02/04/2015

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I really HATE when parents think they are more qualified than doctors to diagnose issues because they can read shit on the internet and come up with a diagnosis based on what is actually a very complicated issue with symptoms that can be displayed in a wide variety of disorders.

Get OFF the internet and get him to go and see a qualified psychologist.

Rachel - posted on 02/04/2015

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Hi, i just read your post and its so hard beung a mum to a child that has a disability i have a daughter with autism and adhd, it is very difficult to look after her and need alot of support, if you think that your son does have aspergers my advice would be to get him booked in to see a gp straight away and tell him whats going on then go from there, aspergers is similiar to autism in ways and they can also develop adhd as well its very common im still learning alot about it all but you dont have to do it all on your own theres help out there just ask around even if you google places you could get support from, you could even look into a specialist to diagnose him officially and get him into some therapy such as occupational therapy, sppech therapy and get regular check ups as well on his progress and you could look at the possibility of medications if the therapy doesnt work. I wish you all the best and i hope your son gets all the support he needs and makes a little progress.

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