5 ASPERGER’S vs ADHD overlaps to REMEMBER

5 ASPERGER’S vs ADHD overlaps to REMEMBER


in this video we’re covering five
Asperger’s and ADHD symptoms that kind of overlap coming right up hey I’m down I’ve got Asperger’s ADHD
OCD I’m dyslexia I make videos every single week
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content okay so where we covering is symptoms that you may not realize that
are actually inherent in both asperger’s syndrome and ADHD and how they kind of
overlap hey guys what’s going on we’re actually in the YouTube space here in
London today because I’m actually hosting an event I hope you’ve had a
really good Thanksgiving I’m here with Alex from the Alex Watts blog channel
along with your hair I hope you guys didn’t get to kind of like into the
Thanksgiving thing you know you still fat you can’t move because I know that’s
what I do at Christmas time and stuff so I know that if I had an endless supply
of yummy foods I’d never go off the couch anyway go through that way this is
Alex Alex’s ADHD is a longtime friend of mine how long we been friends are 10
years coming up ten years so what we’re gonna do today is me and Alex are gonna
talk about how our kind of different symptoms overlap because it’s kind of
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okay guys literally on with the video okay 5 Asperger’s and ADHD crossover or
overlaps of these type of symptoms we’ll go through them list by list save the
best to last you know I’m saying so the first one is hyperactivity so for me
hyperactivity and Asperger syndrome is like a I’m always super like hyperactive
and if I have caffeine or sweet or anything like that I just get 10 times more
hyperactive how is this for somebody with the ADHD for me it doesn’t even require
the coffee or anything I am just naturally running at maximum Maximum
Overdrive so it’s a it’s a weird one to do so like I
I do stand-up comedy now a lot of comedians can just stand on stage like
this but I have a pedometer a Fitbit that I wear on my wrist and I paced up
and down the stage three miles once like minded like the most the most I’ve done
in a night whereas comparing the whole show was 11
oh my god and down the stage and around the venue I did 11 miles cuz I can’t sit
still so if I’m not on stage I’m not by this side of it watching um I have to move does this beg the question of does it actually tire you out because I know that
like hyperactivity of me kind of tier’s me out I know I get kind of I get like
super dip so when I got I do too much and it will dip I’m like I’ve
never found myself going on I’ve walked too far but no but I mean it has that
kind of the best be like a break like my body gets tired like I can get do a
whole day out doing stuff and I’ll come home I’m gonna be like are my legs ache but
then my brain is just like hey yeah how much did home alone to me like the
interesting thing would be what triggers more hyperactivity you know I mean it’s
like what would you say it’d be like one or two triggers that would make it kind
of worse and it is know what I don’t think it’s a bad thing so don’t mean it
worse but triggers for my hyperactivity are things I enjoy so yeah so be excited
about it yeah like every day is Christmas if you put the things you I
like in front of me yeah so the next one we have number two here is no
conversation boundaries now this is quite an interesting one I don’t know
that like from me a lot of people because it’s like in Asperger syndrome
it’s social kind of ruling social conventions and those unheard boundaries
so I don’t know when I’m saying the wrong thing and I don’t know when I
should stop talking sometimes or when people, I think sh*t have I said the wrong thing
but I don’t know I don’t know if I’m talking. So that’s how it is
experience from an Asperger point of view so how do you explain you this is again
doing stand-up comedy I don’t have a filter like I don’t know no comedy
should have a filter anyway but it’s that’s why it’s a perfect job for you
conversationally I’m also the same like I try and inject humor into situations
that didn’t require it so I work on a bar and we had someone join our team and
I said hey you look like you own cats because they look like the lady who
throws cats on The Simpsons oh yeah
you should wearing a dress ever like you look like you own cats and in my brain
that was hilarious I’m sure all you guys can relate this
because like I’ve had loads experiences where I say things and people like can’t
believe you’re so rude I’m thinking what just what what’s going on like you can’t
talk to people but, another guy that I work with has like a haircut were it’s like half of it up
here they shave the other side on and I was like hey when you’re gonna go have
your hair cut finished and he took offence to that. three or the overlap number three would
be fidgeting fidgeting fidgeting I’m fidgeting right now so with Asperger
syndrome I guess it’s more of a stimming it’s called stimming in Asperger’s Syndrome, where
you fidget with things with your hands or you’ll have a fidget spinner and
it’s kind of like a self soothing thing to calm you down when you’re maybe
agitated or like excited or you’re kind of nervous or something so that’s from
again Asperger point view so how would you describe it from a ADHD, not gonna’ lie, I zoned out lol. zoning out isn’t on the list but it’s a bonus for you. fidgeting it comes down to I don’t
really I don’t realize myself fitting as much because I’m always doing something
I don’t necessarily count it’s finishing like some pee I build Lego and to some
people that’s fidgeting but like when I’m I don’t I don’t sit still long
enough for my hands to be like we need to be doing something no but is it one
of those things where like you’ve got so much kind of energy you kind of get it
out anywhere you can so fidgeting is another way of kind of expressing energy
or doing something because you’re always wanting to be like.. I do this like
mid conversation I’ll start doing this we could make a jam out of this
thing I do like if I’m trying to think of a something in a conversation so I
don’t like there being dead air in a conversation
so if I’ll go to a sentence and we should do that just oh I know it’s kind
of keeping that gap also flow I can’t let that happen
yeah I’ve noticed that oh it’s just it’s not like I wouldn’t say that fidgeting
we’d ever come into that from my view but obviously it makes perfect sense err
just kind of it’s fascinating okay so the next one here we have is
conversation deviation so we’re like we are terrible for this like we can’t
stick on the same topic for more like five-second administered it’s amazing
this videos happening but it’s really difficult for us to keep on topic
because like like you said you my brain is going 1,000 miles an hour and when I’m
talking to people I’m always like oh yeah and this
then this and then this and then this go and it goes off on a wild track but we
do this all the time our entire life is our friendship is based on NO WAY! and
then just a compete like the left our conversations always just take a left
turn but somehow never come back kind of we get so far no no good that’s
it it’s like it were on to something else and you know everything else has
forgotten about and I’ll ask you something about Wales and be like oh I
know a band from Wales and like I know banned from another place that look like
whales like whales swim we should we should go we should go whale watching no
it’s true it’s it’s it’s it’s a very bizarre it’s a very bizarre experience
but I feel like I have the most fun conversations because of it but I guess
a lot of people get really ticked off and annoyed about it I think it you know
it’s also a sense moreover enthusiasm in everything in the story so where you’ll
say to someone oh I woke up today and I went to Tesco and I got some sandwiches
and the story from that will tell was like I woke up today and I was like I
need something in my life because yesturday I was doing this thing then this happened and I woke
up then I was feeling hungry so I’m like what kind of sandwich do I want? every story is a sub story yeah every
story has like 1. B 1.B.1 you could just yeah you could write a book on it
on a single trip to the store ok so the last on the fifth Asperger’s and ADHD
overlap here the point we’ll make is the addiction to high calorific foods now I
did a video similar to this on autism and junk foods and the reasons why but I
thought I’d reiterate in this one such a fun one to cover and is that people with
Asperger Syndrome were always addicted to high calorific foods like junk food
and high-calorie foods and loads of sugary foods because it give them a lot
of energy to do all those things because their brains movingat thousand miles an
hour so they’re trying to cover all that with energy so how would you do this
from an ADHD point of view. I start every shift I do it my job by getting some Reese’s Pieces
nice and a dr. pepper because I know that it’s a busy bar I’m gonna be up and
down anyway and we can go to like three o’clock in the morning and
like I know my body is just gonna like burn through anything yes and then I
have to do the walk home so I’m like I need to like top up be my body it’s kind
of like it’s like a battery fluid isn’t it it’s kind of like constantly keeping
up late with me something you tried desperately to get me onto some
healthier stuff but I’m set in my ways Anybody who knows me knows I’m really into
green juice I tried to get a Alex on to green juice it wasn’t happening but no it’s
fascinating and I think those kind of I can tell you why that didn’t work here
because when I went to a supermarket to try and buy like green stuff I was like
I was like a magpie I was like yo we need to go over there now all the
glittery things kind of again it’s like the conversation deviation it would be
like a mission deviation so you can’t go to storage by the one thing it’s like
yeah that’s pretty much exactly how I work I hope these kind of 5 Asperger’s
and ADHD overlap tips kind of opened your eyes to the the overlaps there and
helped you kind of understand maybe you relate to those that’d be super cool if
you leave a comment in the comment section below that were really really
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76 comments

  1. My thoughts go in every direction as well. I refer to it as a spider web because all these random thoughts are randomly connected by one original thought. Idk if that makes any sense.

  2. I've been know to watch movies about death and sad things and giggle through out it and say "They did done die". I a NT though. I just have no filter. The way I think of it, it's like, I lack the "voice" in my head that says, "Wait, stop, that's not okay." and instead I have one that's drunk, high, and sleep deprived, and laughs at everything and goes, "Yeah, we should totaly say that."

  3. as a person with adhd, I have the tendancy to fidget in order to concentrait. I tend to zone out in conversations or in lessons and I have to find some way to fidget or doodle in order to focus on what the other person is saying

  4. I have adhd and asperger's

    I kind of mix between the two of you

    With why i do my things

    Lol i loved these type of videos

  5. You with Asperger differ a bit from most with the diagnosis – including myself. Maybe you're an extrovert? I perceive most aspies as mainly introverts (with some extrovert traits though).

  6. My favorite music album is Rust in Peace by Megadeth

    To me it sounds exactly like how ADHD feels.

    HAHAHA NO WAY I do the finger snap snap clap slap slap. I’m a comedian like your friend and it’s from three stooges 🙃

  7. Oh, I never knew that's what it was called, I always mess with my hair or my fingernails or, if I feel like I can't do either of those things, sway back and forth. Now I know what stimming is, cool!

  8. I always pace up and down and get over exited when i'm talking about something that interests me, and zone out when I'm listening to something that doesn't. I had no idea that this was an Asperger's thing.

  9. I'VE LINKED THE VIDEO TO MY WORK-COLLEGUES BUT BEFORE GETTING THEIR OPINIONS I'D LIKE CONCIDERING YOURS. ~HOPE U HAVE THE TIME & BEING IN A MOOD..~

    1ST OF ALL "HAPPY NEW YEAR!"

    SO, NOW.. SINCE I'M NEITHER PSYCHOLOGIST OR PSYCHIATRIST, BUT A SOCIAL WORKER, ABOUT YOUR AGE, AND BY FAR A "NEUTRAL MINDED" (IS THIS HOW THE NON IN AUTISTIC SPECTRUM ARE CALLED?) I WANNA ASK U SEVERAL I DON'T UNDERSTAND ABOUT U BEING MULTI-DIAGNOSED (MD).

    ^ Q1: ARE U TAKING DIFFERENT MEDICATION (IF U ARE IN ANY) FOR EACH ONE? I MEAN, U AS MD ARE U PROVIDED ANXIETTY REDUCE THERAPY SPECIFIC FOR OCD, OR IS IT IN ASPENGER THERAPEUTIC PROGRAM ANYWAYZ, WITH SECTIONS OR DOSES TO ADJUST OCCASIONALY, FOR EXAMPLE ACCORDING CHANGES TO YOUR ROUTINE? [COULDN'T "OBSESSION" BE THE ASPENGER'S (OR AUTISTIC IN GEN.) SPECIAL "FIELD OF INTEREST"? IT'S NOT THE SAME CAUSE OF NOT GETTING PLEASURE BUT JUST RELEASING ANXIOUS FEELINGS OR THOUGHTS?? (DOUBLE "?" CAUSE GETTING AWAY WITH ANXIETY IS PLEASURING ENOUGH, CORRECT?)]
    ^ Q2: PHYCHIATRIC SCIENCE ARE EVOLVING BY ANY STANDARDS, CORRECT? DO U THINK U MIGHT B "OVER-DIAGNOSED"? MEANING, ARE THE CO-DISFUNCTIONING AREAS ALREADY PART OF THE PRIMARY DISORDER OR, BETTER, AREN'T ALL THE OTHERS CAUSED BY (RESULTED) THE ASPERGER'S SUNDROME SO TO BE CONCLUDED AT? ISN'T IT "ASPIE" SPECIAL ENOUGH TO COMPREHEND "STICKING MIND" OF OCD (AND IF NOT, HOW THAT INDIFFERENTS "ZONING" OR 3PLE "L": LOOPING, LOGGING, LACKING POINT?) OR CAN U TELL IF DIFFICULTY ON FOCUS IS OCCURED TO ADHS SYMPTOMATOLOGY (OVER-EXCITEMENT OR ENTHUSIASTIC, LACK OF SELF-CONTROL, IMPULSIVENESS) AND NOT ASPIE'S "BORED ALREADY, NEXT!"? I MEAN Y THE SYNDROME'S POSSIBLE SIDE-EFFECTS MUST BE SEEN AS COMORBIDITY (*puttputt524)
    ^ Q3: DO U HAVE MEMORY ISSUES?
    ^ Q4: REGARDLESS CLINIC PAPERS (I GUESS, U'VE DONE RESEARCH ON YOUR BOOK), DO U SEE MORE ASPENGER ALIKE PEOPLE, AS YOU GET OLDER & WISER, MORE SELF-KNOWING & SELF-CONFIDENT?
    ^ LAST: WAS IT DIFFICULT 4U TO READ THIS COMMENT TEXT, AND IF SO, DO U THINK ACOUSTIC TYPING, ACRONYMUS, SYMBOLS OR NUMBERED WORDS ARE BIT HELPFUL? IT SEEMS TO ME, U GET "TYPED LANGUAGE" DIFFICULTIES AS EQUAL TO SOCIAL ONES. SO WHEN IT COMES TO MORE "FITTED" VOCABULARY (UNDERSTANDABLE IMAGE TO READ) U 'RE DOING STR8 A! (U'RE A MECHANIC ENGINEER, A TECH XPERT?)

    EXCUSE MY ENGLISH, ANYWAY. SORRY IF I SOUND IGNORANT OR OFFENDING [I'M NOT. DD ASPENGER – HIGH FUNCTION AUTISM WAS MY 1ST FILE STUDY, 10 YEARS AGO. HAVE MET CHILDREN "PROMISING" (?) AS ASPERGER (U KNOW, THE "AUTISTIC ELIT"), STILL GOT MORE Qs ABOUT FOR LOTS OF REASONS, 1 OF THEM IS "TRAUMA" SOMEWHEN IN FIRST YEARS OF LIFE, BUT U HAVEN'T BRING UP ANY] & DON'T TAKE GIRLFRIEND'S PROFESSIONAL HELP ON ANSWERING ANY OF ABOVE, IT'S AN EASY FILL IN THE "WHAT'S NOT CLEAR ENOUGH" GAP, AFTERALL.

    P.S. IF ALL CONVERSATION 'S DONE @FB, PLZ LINK ME TO.

  10. I relate to Mission Deviation! It is really hard for me to concentrate and prioritize once Im in the retail environment. Too many options and choices, everything in front of you is a choice: to buy or not, how many, etc. Plus the distracting energies of people around you trying to navigate the aisles, the lights and the sounds. I relate to conversation deviation also, esp the substories! It makes me self conscious. Ive been told I explain too much but I dont know how else to talk :^

  11. There is somehing that I used to struggle with which would seem to be opposite of conversation deviation but I think it seems like it could be an aspie sign? Scene: sitting at a table with family or friends, their conversation bounces around naturally, I still want to talk about topic A when theyre already onto topic D, I feel a strong desire to say the thing but when I do everyone seems thrown for a loop until conversation gets back on flow again, leaving me behind. Or else I get stuck on the topic and want to really delve while everyone else clearly wants to let it go. I really enjoy talking with someone who will delve into topics and be willing to go for a little overkill on it. It's just satisfying to dwell I guess. Seems similar to not being able to switch gears in other ways?

  12. ADHD
    Hyperactivity: We just have it , ALL THE TIME (depending on PHI , PI , or Combined [don't come at me >:|]) Our brain is forever active , our body tires but can be forced to do more if our brain really wants to. As for triggers , sure sweets "may" make us more hyperactive (maybe) but what I noticed for me is though I always feel hyperactive it's when I let impulsivity take over that I realize it spikes or when I have trouble controlling my emotions then it'll also spike.

    Fidgeting: Is a mechanism used for focus more than for self soothing. ADHD makes it hard for us to self sooth anyway , it's a behavior that isn't really learned by us , it takes a lot ..so fidgeting is for focus it's the only way we can.

    Sorry I have to do this in parts because I don't remember #2

  13. Question … what's it like to have both of them ? Do they contradict each other sometimes ? Just kus Alex had sort of different answers to yours but you also have ADHD …just wondering I mean no harm I actually wanna know hehe

  14. For a while now, I suspected that I might have ADHD, as well as Autism. Watching this, I find that I have most of these overlapping symptoms such as the hyperactivity and not being able to sit still. Thank you for making this video, it helped me a lot

  15. Yeah I rant and go on tangents a lot if I don't watch myself then the person with a slower brain gets tired and either states they can't keep up or just walk away.
    I really like it that you accept yourself for who you are and aren't afraid to admit what you have. I have noticed that there are a few males with ASD my brother included in that where they deny their ASD and/or ADHD and think it's a curse as well as they think they can become neurotypical. Why is that they can't accept themselves?

  16. I have ADHD but coffee and caffeine does not do that to me. It does not make me hyper. It does help my mood and depression though. And in fact it's a myth that sugar causes hyperactivity. Here is an awesome channel i found about ADHD. This video talks about those myths. 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5tLi1bYilA ….and….it seems I may have ALL of those symptoms LOL. 😛

  17. I have no clue what to believe. My dad was talking to his physiologist friend told him that with asburger’s, you don’t engage at all. You don’t talk or do anything really. But from every source I came across had all the points that you cover in your videos. Please help me!

  18. I actually have a twin brother. Accept he has ADHD and I have Aspergers Syndrome. I am also a girl, which means that I have an automatic faturnal twin because being faturnal means you don’t look alike, and since I am a girl and he is a boy, we will look different anyway. Such as hair lengths, interests, preferences, and etc. But then all of that is added onto because certain things me me have to be a certain way. I try to comment on some videos and I try to make them as short as possible, but that never really works does it XD I tend to change from topic to topic a lot.. and when I’m texting what I call a “friend” or “Aquatience and I realize how I change topics during then end of a conversation. Yet.. I don’t know how to tell my mom that I have Aspergers. And my mom is a doctor but she is always distracted because she has work and and on her mind. Such as being a radiologist- a nurse who read x-rays. I might as well tell her anyway. But then again she may not want me to get Diagnosed because she will think it’s not true. But usually if you have Aspergers people don’t understand you. My parents should know me better than anyone else other than my self. And then the whole thing starts to go in a loop again. I would talk more, but I would want to see more symptoms about Aspergers and some good things about it like memorizing certain things. Bye ._.

  19. I have an ADHD 8 year old that I’ve been noticing some weird speech patterns. Is this common with adhd kids?

    My son also fidget with LEGO’s, smacks his hands together, constantly is going, and has to place humor everywhere. He is considered the class clown and his teacher said he is “emotionally immature.”

  20. Are there any differences between ADHD & ADD.. aside from the hyperactivity part or is that the only deciding factor between them.

  21. How in the world can u keep looking at the camera?? My eye contact with video chats is totally shit. How do you do it???

  22. I just had the most enjoyable moment watching you two talk to me, about me, in every way I can understand and "get it". It was like I didn't have to wear myself out deciphering code. My appreciation for this moment of wonderful is ill expressed with words. ty

  23. My OCD cousin has a hard time keeping up with me in conversation, and I have to forcibly slow things down : (

  24. yaaaayyyy!!! someone understands me!!! I have ADHD only, but I'm friends with a lot of aspies =) THANK YOU FOR SHARING!

  25. You kept talking about left turns when you brought up conversation deviation, and all I could think of at that point was "…..We're in the desert now".

    Relatable, by the way. :p

    Doctors have continually argued and struggled with a diagnosis for me because one insists I have AD(H?)D, the other will insist I'm an Aspie (I have quite a few of the traits, though I'm not really physically hyper until you bring up something I REALLY like talking about or doing, then I'm almost child-like when it comes to playfulness), and then another doctor will say I have both, while the other two insist it's not possible.

    Ugh. Getting diagnosed is a mess. 🙁

  26. I'm crying on public transport!! Thanks for making me look like a weirdo!
    'You look like you own cats.' 😂😂😂

  27. 4:54–5:08 that dude was a gonner ^^

    — peace out —
    mmm
    this lil van is pretty sweet

    that was funny haha i do that shit to. dude seems pretty awesome. got a sub from that ^^

  28. I do the hand clap conversation filler too 😀 Also I zone out of conversations and get distracted by the next thing, fidget like crazy and say all the wrong things in the worst times. I go off on the "trains of thought", deviating conversations all over the place.

  29. I'm super sensitive to caffeine and sugar too! In fact, I had maybe a half a can of Diet Coke and I'm now up at 2am xD I always think that ADHD and aspergers/autism are so close, I wonder if in the future ADHD is merged into the spectrum of autism?

  30. The UK has Thanksgiving? That is beyond strange. If you tell me you celebrate the 4th of July too, I am gonna have a stroke or something lol

  31. Autistics I think are addicted to endorphins, not necessarily high caloric foods. I have ASD and ADHD which I find makes me addicted to lifting weights for the endorphins; it also helps treat the hyperactivity so that I can focus more easily.

  32. So I’m confused. Where is the clear distinction between adhd and Asperger’s? At what point do you say that this person who has adhd is also an aspie? How do you know your friend isn’t also an aspie? I’m an aspie btw. I know a lot of aspies have either add or adhd but I wanna know where you draw the line between saying “he only has adhd” and “he does have adhd but is also an aspie because…”?? Thanks for answering

  33. Just finished watching this video after the third attempt (Third times a charm right?) as someone who has tried to get an ADHD diagnosis twice, just wanted to say the point about going into detail about trivial things is another trait I see in myself and not one I've seen much mention of before , I do it all the time just to say something that could be said in a sentence I turn into a short story. Someone once said to me "If someone asks you for the time you tell them how to make a watch" love that analogy. Thanks is for the awesome content, keep it up 😀

  34. Just started watching the video and seeing how Alex’s eyes drift around, how he’s half listening, half watching the stuff around and just, all over. HI ME. It’s always nice seeing people display ADD traits I also have. XD

  35. Wow…i have adhd too, he nailed every point. I literally zoned out when he did i had to rewind.
    Hes really damn funny too.

    NO WONDER i love sweets so much.

  36. I'm reminded how ADHD I am when I got impatient as hell when 40 minutes in he said "on with the list" for the 7th time and I look down and it's been one minute and 30 seconds.

  37. That part when You talked about changing conversation every 5 second and others doesn’t have a chance to go with You. That is my daily problem, they don’t have a chance to following my brain and all that happens in there. Sometimes neither do I. 😀😂🤣😂

  38. This is super interesting. Apparently the genes between ASD and ADHD are largely shared. Lots of people diagnosed with one are later diagnosed with the other.

    https://www.spectrumnews.org/features/deep-dive/decoding-overlap-autism-adhd/

  39. *ADHD based comment *
    Interesting nugget of advice RE the last bit on high calorific foods (as I eat pizza whilst watching derp) – is that – I used to hate, or fear, or have no interest in cooking. Then I moved in with a long-term girlfriend and became a step-dad – she didn't teach me, but INSPIRED me to get into cooking healthy food (the process of chopping garlic, onions etc, adding as much nutriment as you can ADHD-ing think of) – and when you're feeding your family good nutrients and you've been able to enjoy the process with music blaring, it provides that same old dopamine injection that those with ADHD (and perhaps Asperger's) are constantly seeking…. X

  40. Is there any more information on this because I’m struggling to determine if my symptoms are explained by asd which I’m being assessed for currently or adhd or both idk it’s confusijg

  41. Adhd people sleeps Well on a couple of strong coffees just before going to sleep. And my best and most needed cigaret is before bed as Well. This is why stimulants is in adhd medicin.. it calms you Down and straighten out the myriad of random unfinished thoughts that races through your head..

  42. I'm diagnosed with borderline aspergers, but I'm wondering if I might have adhd as well, or if it's just the overlap.

  43. I am female and have AS. I relate more to the fidgeting/stimming and the strange conversations than to the hyperactivity and the sugary foods thing; though I suppose there are bits of those, too.

    I wish I had more of a tendency to pace, as I sit reading or thinking far too much. I believe I may have inhibited that somewhat in order to be less conspicuous.

    My brother and I have lengthy, tangential conversations, which seem to be mutually enjoyable, though I think we tend to overdo it. Others typically aren’t interested in the sorts of things we are.

  44. Dan so how do you know what is because of your ADHD or AS? If at all? I’m pretty certain I’m AS but thinking it could be both. Awaiting forever for assessment…..

  45. I must tell you I just discovered the video you did with one of your friends that have ADHD. And where you talk about the things that overlap between ADHD AND ASPERGER'S. The reason I say that is I just got diagnosed with ASPERGER'S at age 43, on July 2nd, 2019. And my wife just told me last night she thinks she has ADHD. And I thought how interesting would it be to find out for sure that she does. And how, by knowing this fact make us grow closer in our relationship as a couple because of it.

  46. anyone else find it hard to maintain eye contact i despise eye contact it scares me but yeah ive realized both people with ADHD and Asperger's syndrome have this problem

  47. How do you cope with having adhd, because for me everytime I try to do something or if I try to work it's like something is pulling me in the opposite direction where I get distracted and I end up going around in a circles

  48. As of right now, I am self diagnosed ASD, but I am officially diagnosed with ADHD. I relate to literally everything here lol. When it comes to fidgeting/stimming, I do find it relieving to tap furiously when I’m distressed. When I was little I would bang my head a lot when I was upset but I’ve downgraded to tapping. On the other hand, I’ll find myself waving my pencil back and forth pretty aggressively in class when I’m trying to focus. When I’m alone I’ll scratch my head – this can lead to a pretty mean scab.

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