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Diagnosis

May 5, 2008

Most older aspies, like me, who went through the psychiatric machine in the 1960s, under the DSM-I, were diagnosed with childhood schizophrenia. That was my diagnosis. I was put on Thorazine and numerous other drugs and, while committed to a state hospital, given a battery of electroconvulsive therapies.

My child psychiatrist, who diagnosed me with “schizophrenic reaction, childhood type,” in the early-mid 1960s, is still alive, and I chat with him on the phone every decade or two. He told me that, if, today, I walked into his office, he would diagnose me with Asperger’s and OCD.

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