We are NOT emotionless: EDITED>>> This article fits me well - GH

http://specialchildren.about.com/od/booksonaspergersyndrome/gr/allcatshaveAS.htmIn May of this year, a study has shown that Asperger's "sufferers" do not LACK emotions, but are rather "overcome by the extreme intensity of the emotions they feel and experience". 

"A groundbreaking study suggests people with autism-spectrum disorders such as Asperger's do not lack empathy – rather, they feel others' emotions too intensely to cope.

People with Asperger's syndrome are often stereotyped as distant loners or robotic geeks. But what if what looks like coldness to the outside world is a response to being overwhelmed by emotion – an excess of empathy, not a lack of it?"


The article can be found at Asperger's Theory does an about face

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Wasagi7 years ago
 I feel like kids in pre-high school get so much crap because of having Asbergers. I mean, you can't help it, and people only really know how to deal with it around high school.

Do all cats really have asbergers?
Goodhart (author)  Wasagi7 years ago
I know, it is a real irritant until one is around a more mature group, sadly.

No, that poster (or calendar front page)  was just put in for some lightheartedness.    Although, they DO seem to act like it, don't they? :-) 
 
The book www.bookworm.com.au/Book/All-Cats-Have-Asperger-Syndrome-9781843104810.aspx All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome is a truly wonderful book describing the aspects of life with Asperger Syndrome, illustrated with lovable cats depicting each seperate trait.

If you have not read it, I highly reccomend you do.

Goodhart (author)  Kryptonite7 years ago
I have it and have read it......the only thing that doesn't really apply to me at this point in my life is on pages 13-14:  about food pickiness.  I was once a bit bit picky about food, but  when I turned 20, some things happened to change me into wanting to be more adventurous with foods. 

Other then that, it is a cute and accurate book.  Thanks.   I will have to see if anyone in my area, like family, would like to borrow it, if they want to know more about it but not have to wade through mounds of scientific data that I would most likely shovel their way :-) 
 
Well I hope you have liked it, it's a wonderful book.
Goodhart (author)  Kryptonite7 years ago
Yes, it is nice for helping others to see what it's all about without having to give them a mound of data they won't wade through anyways.

The one I mentioned on Asperger's and Anxiety, is going to be my next one however, as I need something to replace the Lexipro that presently keeps my anxiety (and much of my imagination) under lock and key.

Hopefully I will be able to learn to deal with it instead of medicate it, in other words.
 
Make the best of what you've got, instead of trying to cure it.
Goodhart (author)  Kryptonite7 years ago
Well, medication in this case is not a cure, but a quick (and maybe lazy) way to avoid the problem.   I don't feel the desire to do that anymore (at expense of my other faculties).

   Sure, we can relieve the cough when we have a cold, but if the cough is productive, it may be doing good;  sometimes it's best not to relieve the cough...
 
I personally hate any and all tablets, and I only take them when it's either disrupting partying with friends or essential work.
Goodhart (author)  Kryptonite7 years ago
and lately at work, they tell us to stay home if we have anything; so afraid they are of a company-wide epidemic :-) 
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