Those with Asperger’s are likely to show symptoms of Depression, Anxiety and or ADHD.
Much like most men, I was diagnosed with Anxiety and Depression in my early twenties. I have since learned to cope with both without taking any mediation.
I don’t feel anxious unless I am put in an unfamiliar social situation such as meeting new people, public speaking, or being judged on my performance when I am not familiar with the subject.
My depression if very mild. I tend to only have “flare ups” when I am feeling stuck or without a clear direction because anyone who knows me knows that I must always being moving forward.
Finally we get to ADHD. Those that read my blog last year know that it wasn’t until age 31 that a was diagnosed and treated for ADHD.
I sought the treatment because I had so many ideas and desires of things that I wanted to do, but couldn’t slow down for two seconds to figure out how to do them, which then caused more frustration, anxiety, depression, yada, yada.
There is so much stigma when it comes to stimulant medication but I can tell you; that you use prescribed drugs properly you will find that you can do so many things.
I wouldn’t be able to do what I’m doing today in my company, my community, and with my kids’ school if I didn’t start taking them. I’ve said it before; It was as I was blind and then suddenly I could see. And now, 6 months later. I don’t take them everyday. I have learned to regulate without them. I only take them when I know that I need to completely focus on the task at hand.