Aspergers ADHD Conundrum

Is there really that much difference between Aspergers and ADHD? The article below was written by Kelly Babcock (The ADHD Man) and published on...

Aspergers ADHD Conundrum
10April

Aspergers ADHD Conundrum

Written by Craig Rogers, in Section Must Reads

Is there really that much difference between Aspergers and ADHD?

The article below was written by Kelly Babcock (The ADHD Man) and published on PsychCentral's blog.

Asperger syndrome can involve impairments to executive function and ADHD does involve impairments to executive function. However, Asperger syndrome also includes problems in socializing, repetitive behavior and limited and focused interests, and issues with sensory processing, such as hypersensitivity.

What about ADHD?

People with ADHD often have these problems to varying degrees, not unlike the way we manifest our symptoms. We most assuredly have problems socializing. We say and do inappropriate things. We know this about ourselves even before we know that we have ADHD.

We most certainly make excuses for these occurrences, they’re one-off situations, they could have happened to anybody, they weren’t as bad as they seem to have been. Maybe they aren’t as extreme as the issues people with Asperger’s experience, but we know they are there.

And that’s just socializing.

What Else?

We often experience problems that easily remind us of the issues experienced by people with OCD, though these problems again aren’t as extreme as that perplexing issue.

But in our case they do seem to fit into the description of “repetitive behavior and limited and focused interest.” That’s almost like it was written about us, for us. It is us.

To read the rest of the article published on PsychCentral and written by Kelly Babcock, click here."



Asperger's ADHD Conundrum
PsychCentral.com (blog)
People with ADHD often have these problems to varying degrees, not unlike the way we manifest our symptoms. We most assuredly have problems socializing. We say and do inappropriate things. We know this about ourselves even before we know that we have ...