Hi, I am very socially awkward when I meet people for the first time but that’s only when I’m meeting new people. But I am very relaxed if it’s someone I know. Do I have Asperger or Autism? (I am already diagnosed with ADHD). I mean do people with Asperger or Autism feels entirely comfortable with some people and very different with new ones they meet?
Although comorbidity happens, there is an essential difference in the social impact of each disorder.
SUPER OVER SIMPLIFICATION
In ADHD, you are more likely to miss social cues, but you generally can understand the ones that you notice.
In ASD, even if you see the social cue, you don’t necessarily read or understand it.
Thank you to everyone who replied. Dr. Eric, can you give real life examples of how to tell it apart? In ADHD, people can understand what others are feelings and in ASD, they will not know if the person is happy, sad, angry, etc?
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