With Therapy for Asperger‘s, a Conundrum
A common conversation that I have in my NYC therapy practice concerns Asperger’s. Many people wonder if they have Asperger’s or if their parent or spouse does. There are people whose life matches the diagnosis of Asperger’s, more or less. Some find that discovery a relief and some find it an annoyance. Many find the diagnosis–whether a formal or informal diagnosis–simultaneously both.
It’s not that one response to an Asperger’s diagnosis is accurate and the other isn’t. It’s not that, in one case, the individual finds those traits burdensome while, in another case, she or he finds them just fine or even, desirable. How do we account for that?