Although no cases are the same, there are still characteristics commonly observed in adults diagnosed with this condition. You can seek an official medical diagnosis to spot Asperger’s in adults.
How to spot Aspergers in adults?
Since Asperger’s was classified in 2013 under the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), we can look at autism as a whole in determining when to seek diagnosis based on the following factors.
- Received a mental health diagnosis during childhood or teenage years but you suspect it may be autism or Aspergers
- Feeling secluded or different from society
- If a family member or relative was diagnosed with autism or Aspergers specifically and the symptoms seem familiar to you
For people only diagnosed as an adult, knowing that their problems in socializing, communication, and behavior are related to autism is a comfort. Knowing about their condition helps them recognize their feelings and experiences, and it also gives them the chance to choose a better support system.