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Asperger's Syndrome

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Category 1: Qualitative impairment in social interaction, as manifested by at least two of the following:

CritieriaMe
Marked impairment in th euse of multiple nonverbal behaviors such as eye contact, facial expression, body posture, and gestures to regulate social interaction. Simply put, the person has difficulty interpreting and expressing body language.Don't know if I count here. I can frequently figure out what is going on, but have no idea what would be appropriate or how to respond to it.
Failure to develop peer relationships appropriate to developmental level. This often shows up with having friends and acquaintances who are older, younger, from other cultures, or have other differences.My wife's crowd is around seven years younger than I am, which at the time I met them (16 vs 24) would be considered significant.
Lack of spontaneous seeking to share enjoyment, achievements, and interests with other people (in other words, the individual doesn't show, bring, or point of objects of interest to other people).Yeah, me. I don't particularly like sharing with other people, mostly because their interests usually vary from mine, and I end feeling uncomfortable or bored.
Lack of social, or emotional empathy. The person may have difficulties in matching another person's emotion while interacting.I'm not sure how this is different from the first criteria.

Category 2: Restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behaviour, interest, and activities, as manifested by at least one of the following:

CriteriaMe
Encompassing preoccupation with one or more sterotyped and restricted patterns of interest which are abnormal either in intensity or focusI don't know about stereotyped patterns, but my interest are frequently described as abnormal in focus.
Apparently inflexible adherence to specific, nonfunctional routines or ritualsI don't think I am bad enough to count in this category.
Sterotyped and repetitive motor mannerisms (like hand or finger flapping or twising or complex whole-body movements)Again, I don't think I'm bad enough for it to count in this category.
Persistent preoccupation with parts of objectsAbsolutely, especially when tired.

Category 3: All four of the following:

CriteriaMe
The behaviors and tendencies of the person cause clinically significant impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.Dunno about "clinically", but there is social impairment.
The person experiences no significant clinical delay in language onset.There's no recollection of a language delay.
The person experiences no significant clinical delay in cognitive developent or in the development of age-appropriate self-help skills, adaptive behavior (other than social interaction), and curiosity about the environment.There's no recollection of a developmental delay.
The person must not meet the diagnostic criteria for another specific PDD or schizophrenia.That's the key one, isn't it.
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