Has my adult son aspergers or not self.Advice
At the age of 2 I was told that doctors thought my son had a form of autism ! He was sent to specialists after specialist from the age of 4 for diagnosis !! He hated change if I walked a different route he would cry the whole way is I changed my decor this really distressed him if strangers patted his head he freaked out !! He never played with toys only metal objects !! He took everything literally that was read to him !! At the age of about 13 specialists said they thought he was a highly sensitive child as he didn't meet the autism triangle as he knew expressions !! He is now 20 and is a very popular young man has loads of friends but really struggles with life he can't understand if a friend tells him he will be there in 10 mins but doesn't appear until 30 mins later he gets really stressed he is extremely loyal and gets so upset if this isnt shown back to him he is serverly depressed and says if it wasn't for his family he would commit suicide as he hates life and feels a feeling of nothingness all the time !! He has trouble smiling most of the time and says he avoids ppl as he doesn't want to come across as ignorant when ppl talk to him and he can't even force a smile, he has a real eating problem He has only ever eaten toast with egg cheese or bacon from the age of 2 and this really depresses him hhe said he hates eating but only does it cos he has too he cant even stomach the sight or smell of other food he has to have the same brand of cheese bacon and bread ! He is such a conciderate Young man and cares deeply about the ppl close to him !! Life has been so hard for us all !! I have asked him to go to the doctor but after all the yrs attending specialists with no out come he is so scared that he says he would rather kill doctors!! He will not consider medication as his faith in doctors is zero !! He struggles all day everyday and my heart breaks for him as there is nothing I can do !! I am convinced he has high functioning aspergers but when j said it to him he flipped out ! Advice needed please !!