Studies using computerized cognitive test batteries time-locked to EEG spike or spike-wave discharges have noted slowing of reaction times and decreased perceptual accuracy during spike or spike-wave discharges. This evidence is controversial.
This blog post contains humour, sarcasm, and irony. It is not a scientific article and is based on my own personal experiences, which may offend others. This blog post does not seriously consider ASC to be worse than BPD or vice versa, nor do I personally believe the negative stereotypes associated with either condition.
I have attempted to re-word parts of this article, which were being misinterpreted by individuals suffering for BPD, I apologise for any distress my wording may have caused.
Emotionally charged meltdowns, intense relationships, superficial friendships, miscommunications and incorrectly assumed intentions. Those with a Borderline Personality Disorder BPD often present with a pattern of significant impulsivity and instability of affects, interpersonal relationships and self image.
This can manifest itself in an intense fear of abandonment and intense anger and irritability, particularly when others fail to understand them. Borderline is most common in females and could be considered an extreme form of the female brain, in much the same way that autism has been considered an extreme form of the male brain.
Fortunately for me I had a team of Asper-believers namely a therapist, my mum, girlfriend and a few friendsand an imminent date with an adult autism assessment clinic to squash those BPD rumours circling my mental health records.
What others should have noted was my lack of displayed emotion, my evident self directed anger, and my desperate struggle to please everyone and not miscommunicate as key signs that my personality was not disordered, my entire neuronal network was disordered and I was desperate to gain control over it.
So why did they look the same in me and so many other women? Autism expert Tony Atwood believes that this misconception of females on the spectrum comes from their ability to hide their autism better than males, resulting in behaviour patterns which can mimic those with BPD.
This is particularly true if in an effort to mask social confusion and appease others, she models herself on someone else to achieve social success; in the unlikely event that that person happens to have BPD then she has no hope of getting a correct diagnosis!
This can lead to fake and forced social interactions, which can lead others to feel she is manipulative and superficial and completely divert away from the fact she has an ASD.
Fortunately there are some key differences between the two disorders which set them apart. Because of this those with a BPD are often better able to appear sociable. Generally BPD behaviour seems to be a result of defence, usually manifesting itself in late teens and adolescence and commonly developing after a particularly unstable childhood but not always.
As we know or should know, read more of my blog if not! The danger is in thinking that those with BPD are to blame for their behaviour, and I am the first to admit that my prejudice led me to believe it was an attention seeking disorder.
It was only after I researched the issue and spoke to those who have worked with them and those with themselves with the condition, that it became apparent that those with BPD are no more in control of their behaviour than those with an ASD. There tends to be a lack of awareness on both sides as to why their behaviour has manifested in the way it has, and actually the treatments for both disorders can benefit the other.
Neither respond particularly well to medication, but therapy with an emphasis on interpersonal relationships can hold the key. Particularly work focussed on metallization, which encourages a greater awareness of the intentions of oneself and those around them. For those Aspies who lack a theory of mind the ability to understand others mental statesthis type of therapy can also be incredible beneficial, even in those like me who, on a much more mild level, just struggle sometimes to interpret the intentions of others.ABSTRACT: Asperger’s Disorder (AD) is a pervasive developmental disorder in which individuals show impairment in social skills by engaging in eccentric behavior, which leads to social isolation .
Archives of General Psychiatry. et al () Obsessive– compulsive behaviors in parents of multiplex autism families.
et al (b) A case–controlled study of repetitive thoughts and behavior in adults with autistic disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. Mar 09, · Aspergers disease is in the autism spectrum. I have worked with some of these kids and while they are wonderful children they have great difficulty with social interactions.
Most of the ones I have met are smart kids. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (American Psychiatric Association, , pg.
) describes Schizotypal Personality Disorder as a pervasive pattern of social and interpersonal deficits marked by acute discomfort with, and reduced capacity for, close relationships as well as by cognitive or perceptual.
Doctor answers on Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and More: Dr. Fowler on aspergers vs schizophrenia: Schizophrenia is a chronic psychotic illness.
Dissociative disorders is a very different type of escape from reality that rarely involves psychosis. Asperger syndrome — also referred to as Asperger's syndrome, Asperger's disorder, Asperger's, or just AS — is a pervasive developmental condition related to autism.
It manifests in highly individual ways and can have both positive and negative effects on a person.